Patricia Wilson-Adams

Patricia Wilson-Adams was brought up on an isolated sheep property in the New England region of New South Wales and it is this environment that has informed her work throughout her life. She has been involved in the Fine Arts since she was 15. She attended the National Art School, Sydney and later gained an MFA from the College of Fine Art, University of New South Wales.

She began intensive work in etching as a student at Atelier 17 in Paris and has worked in many print workshops all over the world. She has exhibited both prints and sculpture in many major regional galleries and has been represented in many prize exhibitions, winning several prizes including the Burnie Print Prize in 2017. Her most recent artist-in-residency was at Watch this space in Alice Springs in November, 2019.

Patricia Wilson-Adams had a long career as an academic at the University of Newcastle where she taught Printmaking, Drawing and Sculpture electives. She was supervisor to many PhD and MFA candidates.

Her work focuses on issues surrounding the environment, cultural landscapes and land usage and she could be best described as being a polyvalent artist. She addresses aspects of Post Minimalism, uses metaphor and revels in the materiality of her work and often references literature. She works in sculpture, installation, print media and artist’s books.

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Recent Solo exhibitions

  • 2018 stain me with the intensity of black Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle
  • 2016 Plain space Weswal Gallery, Tamworth
  • 2013 out in the I know nothing country Tamworth Region Gallery, Tamworth
  • 2013 further out The Art Vault, Mildura
  • 2009 without a wheelbarrow Podspace, Newcastle
  • 2006 John Donne walks in my country Moree Plains Gallery, Moree
  • 2005 Engraved Memories Kankaku Museum, Iwadeyama Town, Miyagi, Japan
  • 2002 Site Markers: Memory and Place Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY

Some Recent Group Exhibitions

  • 2021 Contact Curve Gallery, Newcastle
    Printmaking: Art in your community Museum of Art and Culture, Lake Macquarie
  • 2020 Let all the birds fly: the hybrid print Maitland Regional Art Gallery
    Reconnected Museum of Art and Culture, Lake Macquarie
    Shape Curve Gallery, Newcastle
    Gosford Art Prize Exhibition, Gosford Art Gallery
    Dreaming in black and white (on line) Gallery 139, Newcastle
  • 2019 Book Mark to celebrate Newcastle Writers Festival, Back to Back Gallery Newcastle
    RAW Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize, Gordon Sydney
    Image and Text in conjunction with the Mildura Writers Festival, The Art Vault, Mildura
    Reimagining the canon: The University of Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle
    40/40 celebrating 40 years of Newcastle Printmakers Workshop Art Systems Wickham
  • 2018 Swan Hill Print Drawing Awards Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery Swan Hill Victoria
    Overwintering Newcastle Printmakers Workshop
  • 2017 Burnie Print Prize Exhibition Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Tasmania (Winner)
  • 2016 Pagination University of Newcastle Gallery Newcastle
    The 2016 Small Boxes Exhibition Kankaku Museum, , Miyagi, Japan
    Libris Awards: Australian Artists’ Books Prize Artspace Mackay, Queensland
  • 2015 Australian Print Triennial The Art Vault, Mildura
    The piano has been drinking (not me) Maitland Region Art Gallery, Maitland
  • 2014 An Open Secret with the Pandora Group Cessnock Region Art Gallery
    A Beginning: Newcastle Printmakers Workshop Lovett Gallery, Newcastle
  • 2013 2013 Libris Awards: Australian Artists’ Books Prize Artspace Mackay, Queensland
    The Art Vault: 5th Anniversary The Art Vault, Mildura Vic