Publication: Concrete Nature

My contribution to Concrete Nature a risograph publication which exploring the lives of creatives outside of work.

Exhibition: Tyne / Tees. Vessel Gallery. York St John University. 20th February - 3rd April 2023 

Tyne / Tees is an exhibition of photographic and lens-based practices by Mark Adams and Tessa Bunney.  The work explores the landscape,  and cultures of the North East coastline.

These works chart a fascination with the coast as a place of labour and leisure. A range of approaches are presented by two artists whose lives have intersected with the coastlines they document in powerful ways.

Mark Adams’ photographs explore an often overlooked area of England, as he explains: “Cultural, environmental forces and notions of identity converge at the edge of land when looking outward towards the horizon or inward towards the North East’s architecture, people and topography. This…is an opportunity to obliquely reference these existential concerns and vulnerabilities”.

Tessa Bunney’s photographic works ‘8 Miles of Sand’ arrange a series of environmental portraits across a very specific geographical area along the British coastline. Stretching from Huntcliff in the Victorian seaside town of Saltburn-by-the-Sea through to the industrial environment around the South Gare breakwater by Teesmouth, these works are expanded cartographic images with great power.

Exhibition: Photometria International Photo Festival 2022

Photometria International Photography Festival is located at Ioannina, Greece and organized by “Entefxis” non-profit organization. Photometria is a showcase of contemporary photography supporting education and cultivation of partnerships with cultural organizations and festivals in Greece and abroad.  The festival is a cross-cultural meeting point, bringing ideas, traditions, worldviews, and expressive media from all over the world.


Exhibition: Carbon Borders Voices

Carbon - Borders - Voices is an interdisciplinary exhibition involving research and practice focusing on places of transition on coasts and borders within the context of climate crisis. This has emerged into a space for interaction, exchange, debate and collaboration between the arts and sciences at this critical moment in time.

Exhibition: Health, Climate & Ecological Emergency Exhibition. UCL Hospital.

The exhibition is accompanied by a series of online events featuring high profile speakers on topics including Sustainability within the NHS and working with Nature and Art for Health. Opens 25th August 2021.

Exhibition: SelfScapes II 

A multidisciplinary group exhibition curated by Mark Adams, Dr Jo Sperryn-Jones and John Harrison taking place from 12th April 2021 to June 2021. The exhibition features my project 'In memorial' exploring landscape as a site for remembrance, marking sites of bronze age burial mounds near Adderstone in Dalby Forest. The images establish dialogues between the shifting topographies of the forest and the eroded geological surfaces of the coast. 

The work is displayed on banners in Dalby Forest throughout spring and featured in the Exhibition catalogue and website.

Publication: Selfscapes 

SelfScapes is a research cluster that refers to the relationship between self and its environment. Its aim is to investigate both the body and place as sites for interconnected experiences. It is supported by Forestry England and this exhibition has received funding from Arts Council England. 

Edited by Mark Adams, Dr Jo Sperryn-Jones, Sally Talyor and Dr Christina Kolaiti and published with the support of the Arts Council and Forestry England, the publication features research and discourse into the relationship between self and environment. The ideas are drawn from the SelfScapes  symposium and exhibition held at Dalby Forest in 2018.

Publication: Pereginus [Bede's Walk]

Peregrinus [Bede's Walk] is a chap book which explores parallels between the flâneur and the ancient notion of the pilgrimage as allegorical journey. The book which is also a map or trace of a journey travelled. It is about perspectives and walking, 'eyes focused on the ground, then lifting to the landscape. The eye of the GPS tracker recording the route, distances covered. Quietly intense and meditative photographs. The walking-artist as pilgrim and explorer, watcher and watched from above.' The book is released on 10th June 2020 by A3 Press.

Feature: Map6 

The Outbound to Sunset project is currently featured on Map6 Collectives website.

Event: Virtual Exhibition & Symposium - Imagining an Island 

Saturday 25th - 26th September 2020 

My project 'Outlook [views from the North East] is featured in a virtual exhibition and upcoming symposium at Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre in Scotland's Outer Hebrides.

In association with Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre, UHI Centre for Rural Creativity, and the Art School at University of the Highlands and Islands, North Uist, in Scotland's Outer Hebrides.

Event: Homeland Publication Launch

Saturday 20th July, 6.00 pm – 10.00 pm

Address: Take Courage Gallery, 388 New Cross Rd, New Cross, London SE14 6TY

Discussion: ‘Fabricated Homelands’, Dafna Talmor and Martin Seeds – 8pm. 

Homeland is a publication developed through a workshop, investigating notions of the home using written and photographic practices, taking place on Saturday 20th July at Take Courage Gallery in New Cross, London.

Featured artists include: Mark Adams, Laura Bivolaru, Macarena Costan, Anne Erhard, Samuel Fordham, Elena Helfrecht, Nadine Hess, Hayleigh Longman, Greta Lorimer, Gemma Mughini, Giulia Parlato, James Parkin, Joshua Phillips, Loreal Prystaj, Ëpha J. Roe, Ioanna Sakellaraki, Martin Seeds, Dafna Talmor, Cameron Williamson and Lorraine Wood.

The publication encapsulates a collection of experiences in relation to a personal and collective connotation of a ‘’homeland’’. By formulating personal, political and historical narratives the artists reflect on the roots and routes which shape both individuals and nations. When the home is ruptured, existing in a distant time or simply remoulded, one not only begins to seek for a manufactured substitute, but also for hints of it everywhere else. Using vernacular and archival materials reveal the constructed nature of collective memory, whilst photography plays a central role in reinforcing a form of Belonging. The physical impact on the land by the ancestors forms a wider history of mark-making and orientation to a landscape, preserved through lived and imaginary narratives.

Image used by Elena Helfrecht.

Publication: A5 Magazine

Work featured in July Edition 


Publication: August 2019 Release 
Observations in the Ordinary 

Subjectively Objective Publishing, Detroit, Michigan USA. 

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Photographs from the project 'Waterways'

Exhibition: Sat 16th February – Mon 22nd April 2019
Into the Woods, Group Show, 

Woodhorn Museum, Northumberland.

The exhibition forms part of our ‘Coal Forest’ season, which will see the Woodhorn Museum site transformed through a series of magical and thought-provoking art installations in our colliery heritage buildings. Coal Forest will be complemented by an exciting event programme that shifts with the seasons through Autumn, Winter and Spring.


Lichtung’ (Heidegger's Path) 

8.5" x 8.5" Silver Gelatin Print

ed. 25 


Exhibition: June 22 - July 15  2018

Self Scapes Group Show 

Curated by Mark Adams Joanna Sperryn-Jones, Sally Taylor and Christina Kolaiti 

SelfScapes refers to therelationship between self and its environment. The aims of this research cluster is to investigate boththe body and place as sites for interconnected experiences and how this mightbe mediated through a range of media. Our approach involves both semiotic andphenomenological considerations and focuses on themes of embodied landscape,self and surroundings, self as narrative, self and body and creative practiceas research.

Lichtung’ (Heidegger's Path) 

Silver Gelatin Print with GPS trace

ed. 25 


Image Sales: March 2018

Book Jacket Photography

Harper Collins US / Millennium UK 

Research: February 2018

Selfscapes @ Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire 

SelfScapes refers to the relationship between self and its environment and is a new research cluster at York St John University. The aims of this research cluster is to investigate both the body and place as sites for interconnected experiences and how this might be mediated through a range of media.

The approach involves both semiotic and phenomenological considerations and focuses on themes of embodied landscape, self and surroundings, self as narrative, self and body and creative practice as research.

Award: May 2017

GM Arts Prize 2017 

GM Arts Prize awarded to Mark Adams at the annual Manchester Chamber of Commerce dinner.

The GM Arts Prize Exhibition promotes, showcases and champions the work of artists living in Greater Manchester, as well as bringing arts and business together.

Greek Island Index  / Photographic inkjet print on cotton rag paper / August, 2015 / Edition: 25

Solo Exhibition: February - April 2015 

PS Mirabel Gallery, Manchester.

Promotional flyer 

Installation view

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