How can artists use new technologies alongside traditional print processes as part of a contemporary practice?

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Project Description

The project is two-pronged: it allows the successful candidate to explore both new and old technologies and their potential intersections within the context of their creative practice and to develop methods of disseminating such insights and learning to a wider audience. Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) Print Studio is one of the world’s leading open-access print production facilities. The studio enables artists to explore and combine both traditional and contemporary printmaking methodologies, from traditional wood engraving to 3D printing and CNC fabrication.

The aim of the project is to explore and utilise both older and cutting edge print technologies at DCA Print Studio within the context of a creative contemporary practice, investigating how contemporary technologies can complement and extend the production possibilities of more traditional technologies. The results of the investigation in the development of different models of dissemination in order to address diverse audiences both within DCA and the broader context of contemporary art.

Partners

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Student Name

Rachel Adams

Academic History

2016-17, MFA Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford

2004-09, Fine Art (Ma Hons), University of Edinburgh

Supervisors

Ruth Pelzer-Montada, ECA, Annis Fitzhugh, DCA; Andrew Sneddon, ECA; Torsten Lauschmann, ECA

Research Interests

Printmaking, Digital Technologies, Visual Art, Technophobia, 

Scholarships

2015-6   Sainsbury’s Scholarship, British School at Rome, Italy

Awards

2014

Creative Scotland Artist Bursary

Henry Moore Foundation Project Funding

2013

Arts Trust Scotland Award

2012

Visual Arts & Crafts Award, Edinburgh City Council

2009

Visual Art Creative and Professional Development Grant, Scottish Arts Council.

2009

Visual Arts & Crafts Award, Edinburgh City Council

Andrew Grant Award, Edinburgh College of Art

Publications

Solo Exhibitions

2015

Open Studio, Yoshimi Arts, Osaka, Japan

2014

Long Reach, domobaal, London

How to Live in a Flat, The Tetley, Leeds

2013

Suburban Mystic, The Lombard Method, Birmingham

Space-Craft, Tramway, Glasgow

2012

Posturing, as part of ‘The Sculpture Show’, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
Refurnished, Galerie De Expeditie Amsterdam, Holland

2011

Cut from Whole Cloth, domobaal

Marble Mouthed, the duchy, Glasgow

The Compleat Lounger, The Shop, Cambridge

2010

Blind Alchemy, collaborative exhibition with Ian Giles, Royal Standard, Liverpool and Studio Warehouse, Glasgow.

2009

Golden Years, New Work Scotland Programme, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh

"_", Alt gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

Group Exhibitions

2017

about:blank, MACRO, Rome, Italy

Insight ’18, Yoshimi Arts, Osaka, Japan.

2016

Mostra, British School at Rome, Rome, Italy

2015

Mostra, British School at Rome, Rome, Italy

2014

£1 Fish, S1 Art Space, Sheffield

Vivariam, Model, Liverpool

Material Form in a Digital Age, Yoshimi Arts, Osaka, Japan

Mood is Made/Temperature is Taken, Glasgow Sculpture Studio, Glasgow

New Work, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh

2013

blipblipblip, Leeds

Game Changer, Off-site group exhibition at Meadowbank Stadium, curated by the Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
Commissioned Artist, The Collection, Lincoln
Paper, Saatchi Gallery, London

Costume: Written Clothing, Tramway, Glasgow

Jesmonite on Paper, Malgras/Naudet, Manchester

2012

Last Chance, Studio Warehouse, Glasgow

Artlicks Pavilion, ICA, London

Pavilion, David Dale Gallery & Studios, Glasgow

Arrives in Starting, The Lighthouse, curated by The Duchy, Glasgow International

Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Galerie De Expeditie, Amsterdam, Holland

2011

LABF, Whitechapel Gallery, London, domobaal

Look with all your eyes, Look, Frith Street Gallery, London

Outpost Summer Fayre: Am Nuden Da, Embassy, Grand Union, OUTPOST, Permanent, Norwich, UK

2010

LABF, Whitechapel Gallery, London, domobaal

Be The Hammer or The Anvil, Generator Projects, Dundee, UK

Bold Tendencies IV, Hannah Barry Gallery, Peckham multi-storey car park, London

Nothing New Under the Sun, The Duchy, Glasgow

Ekkert Nytt Undir Solinni/Nothing New Under the Sun, Skaftfell Centre for Visual Art, Seydisfjordur, Iceland and The Duchy, Glasgow

2009

Time is a Sausage (A Show of Shows) domobaal, London

4 New Sensations, A Foundation, London

Neapolitan, Intermedia Degree Show, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh

Residencies

2014

Micro-Residency, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh

2013

Artist in Residence, The Lombard Method, Birmingham

2012

Standpoint Futures Residency, Standpoint, London

2010

Birgir Andressen Residency, Skaftfell Centre for Visual Art, Seydisfjordur, Iceland

2009

Visual Art Creative and Professional Development Grant, Scottish Arts Council.

2009

Visual Arts & Crafts Award, Edinburgh City Council

Andrew Grant Award, Edinburgh College of Art

Contact Details

ECA Main Building, 74 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9DF

s0458071@sms.ed.ac.uk


First published: 3 October 2017