Rachel Adams has been commissioned to create the 2019 Sculpture at Hospitalfield. Sited in the Paddock just outside the walled garden with a clear view to the sea, her art work ‘Hothouse’ is a blue intrusion to the surrounding pastoral and residential landscape, creating an uncanny and dystopic vision of nature, farming and the machine.
Rachel Adams (born Newcastle upon Tyne) lives and work in Glasgow. Working within creative, menial, domestic and administrative labour, Adams’ work considers the linked systems that govern the world. She observes the incomprehensible systems that detail the current shifts in society and technology, in dialogue with the environment and the natural world. Using sculpture, printmaking and textiles, Adams’ work uses the collapsing boundaries between natural and synthetic, hand-produced and machine-made, to consider the entangled relations of technology, labour and nature.Recent exhibitions include, Noon, David Dale Gallery, Glasgow; Lowlight, Bloc Projects, Sheffield; Right Twice a Day, Jerwood Visual Arts Project Space, London (all 2018). Adams was the Sainsbury’s Scholar at the British School at Rome 2015-16 and is a current AHRC Doctoral Researcher at the University of Edinburgh and Dundee Contemporary Arts.