Is a British artist living and working in Manchester United Kingdom. She works mainly with performance, text, film and drawing. Her work investigates the relationship between cultural and historic narrative. It is concerned with recent histories and collective memory and the documentation of momentous events. She often works with collections, archives, libraries and heritage sites and is interested in the performative possibilities of these sites and histories and the narrative potential inherent in re-visioning them.

Performance works often feature specialist interest groups and communities, utilizing their skills, knowledge and specialist histories. These partnerships allow Adkins to access expert groups whilst developing new audiences and engagement in the work.
Projects
2019.
‘Notes for a Performance – Weather Permitting’, Exhibition and Performance. Artist in Resident at Art Gene UK.

2017/18.
‘Notes for a Performance – (Re) Visioning a Smoky Meeting’, Exhibition and Performance. Artist in resident Tetley - centre of contemporary art, Leeds UK.

2017.
‘Notes for a Performance – (Re) visioning a Ritual’, Exhibition and Performance. Made in Translation Residency at Portico Library, Manchester UK.

2012.
‘Material Balance’, Performance. Corner House commission (HOME), Manchester UK.

2012/2013.   
Between- founder and curator of performance programme, Cornerhouse (HOME), Manchester UK.
Between1 Commission: ‘Facing’ by Hayley Newman (UK).
Between1 Commission: ‘Pedestrian Mysticism' by Patricia Baga(USA).
Between 2 Commission:‘The Inept Five’ by Annika Strom (SWE).
Between3 Commission: ‘Mouth open in an open O’ by Ruth Barker (UK)
Between3 Commission: ‘'YouI fig.iv' by Lois MacDonald & Helen Collett (UK).

Group Exhibitions & Performances
2019.
‘Notes for a Performance – (Re) visioning a Smoky Meeting’, Performance. Holden Gallery, Manchester. 

2018.
‘Notes for a Performance – (Re) visioning a Smoky Meeting’, Performance. Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin.

2018.
‘Notes for a Performance – Smoking Men’, Exhibition. Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge.

2016.
‘Made in Translation’, Exhibition. Portico Library, Manchester.

2016.
‘Follow’, Exhibition and Performance. Foundation for Art and Creative Technology FACT, Liverpool.

2015.
‘Flat Pak’, Exhibition. Toast Gallery, Century House, Manchester.

2015.
‘Hold the Pose’, Film, Performance and Installation. Dark Matter Institute, Public Art Work, Bradford.

2014.
‘Seamless, The Digital in Design’, Exhibition. Museum of Architecture & Design, Ljubljana Slovenia.

2014.
Video Jam, Screening. Manchester Art Gallery.

2012.
‘Material Balance’, Performance. Cornerhouse Gallery (HOME) and International 3, Manchester.

2012.
‘Create Observe Perform’, Exhibition. Galleria Alkovi Helsinki, Finland.

2011.
‘Outcasting, A Century of Artists Films’, Exhibition. Oriel Mwldan Cardigan, Wales.

2011.
‘Hold the Pose’, Exhibition. VYNYL gallery, Birmingham.

2011.
‘Meanwhile in Manchester’, Exhibition. Grand Union & Lombard Method Gallery, Birmingham.

2010.
‘The Pursuit of Happiness’, Exhibition. Arsenal Gallery Poznan, Poland.

2009.
‘Pressure Point: Between Tracks’, Exhibition. Badhaus, Nextex, The International, St Gallen, Switzerland.

2009.
‘The Open West’, Exhibition. Summerfield Gallery, The University of Cheltenham Art.

2009.
‘Hold the Pose’, Exhibition. Outcasting moving image gallery.

2009.
Artists Moving Image Screening Programme. Another Roadside Attraction Gallery. London.

2008.
‘Outcasting’, Screening Season 6.

2008.
‘Windmills of you Mind’, Exhibition. Artranspennine 08’ North West.

2008.
‘Helpmehelpyou’, Screening. Cornerhouse Gallery and BBC North. 2006.
‘The Magic of Real Life in Real Situations’, Performance Commission. The CCA, Glasgow.

2006.
‘Et Tu Tribute’, Performance. Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh.

2005.
‘Bishops Move’, Exhibition & Performance. Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh.

2004.
‘Helpmehelpyou’, Screening. The Cornerhouse (HOME) and BBC North.

2003.
‘The Summer Show’, Exhibition. International3, Manchester.

2002.
‘Helpmehelpyou’, Performance. The Arches, Glasgow.

2002.
‘Lisalouise’, Exhibition. Hereford Salon, London.

2002.
‘Fight’, Exhibition. Leytonstone Centre of Contemporary Art (LCCA), London.

2001.
‘Paradise Revisited’, Exhibition. Bury Art Gallery, Manchester. Edition of the video purchased for the gallery’s permanent collection.

2001.
‘East End Live’, Screening. Whitechapel, London.

2000.
‘Lowry’s Living Room’, Exhibition. From Space Gallery, Manchester.

2000.
‘Record Collection’, Exhibition. The International3, Manchester & Espace Contemporain.

2000.
‘Stuffed’, Performance. The Stuff Gallery Bethnal Green, London.

2000.
‘Somethin’ Stupid’, Performance. Philadelphia International Festival of Visual and Live Art, USA.

1999.
‘Lisalouise’, Performance. Expo 99 & Now 99 Royal Moat House Hotel, Nottingham.1998.       

1998
‘Renaissance Bodies’, Performance. MA Show &Sceno Fest 98’ - Linbury Gallery, Central St.Martins, London.

Publications & Texts
2019.
‘Notes for a Performance – Weather Permitting. Published by Wild Pansy Press, University of Leeds.

2018.
‘Notes for a Performance – Final Draft. Published by Wild Pansy Press,University of Leeds.

2017.
‘PAGES, The Library’. Published by Wild Pansy Press, University of Leeds.

2017.
‘Made in Translation’. Published by Manchester Metropolitan University.

2010.
‘The Pursuit of Happiness’ Galeria Miejska Arsenal. ISBN 978 83-61886-13-6.

2009.
‘The Open West 2009’.The University of Gloucestershire and Two Wood Press

Academic.
2016.
Awarded the Amanda Burton Scholarship, University of Leeds.
Practice Research:
‘Between Art and Re-enactment - Historical Representation, the Actual and the Possible’, School of Fine Art, Art History and Cultural Studies.