NORTH WEST DRAWING COLLECTIVE
Sharon Adams tells stories through crafted objects. Deeply rooted in the farming landscape, her practice is directed by an intuitive response to the local and her emerging relationship to her homeplace. Seeking out points of connection with its lines and surfaces, textures and patterns she produces objects and drawings informed by a life-long relationship with a landscape that is both familiar and ever-changing.
Previous work includes interpretations of tools and of land & weather measurements. In 2018 she started to make direct explorations of her connection to the townland where her family has farmed for five generations, and this new body of work responds specifically to the area that lies within the horizon seen from her home at Frocess Yard.
After a successful career in event management, Sharon left London in 2008 to join the full-time degree course in 3D Materials Practice at the University of Brighton, graduating in June 2011.
In the process of her studies, it became clear that the time had come to move back to Northern Ireland. So in spring 2013 she exchanged her London flat for a lovely old farmhouse next to her family home in County Antrim. With her workshop established in one of the stone barns, she continues to explore the landscape around her.