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The Green Man at the Custard Factory, Birmingham, England[1]

Toin Adams, born in Kitwe, Zambia, is a sculptor working in steel, acrylic, fibreglass and other media. She spent her early childhood in eastern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), and late teen years, in South Africa, where she attended the National School of the Arts, Johannesburg.[2][3] In the late 80's she moved to England, where she began her career in sculpting.

Her two most well known works to date are Birmingham's largest sculpture: the 12 m high, The Green Man 2002 and the 10m high hanging sculpture The Deluge 2010 at Zellig, a 10 metres (33 ft) high hanging sculpture of falling bodies, both commissioned by the Custard Factory in Digbeth, Birmingham.[4] "I like making large scale sculpture, playing with diverse materials and figuring out how to make them...not fall over..."[5]

Adams is part of The Imaginary Beings Art Collective, a group of artists that work together to create collaborative art projects. Through this collective she has put together several art events around the world including The End of a World and Transcendence and Transformation.[6][7][8]


  1. ^ The Birmingham Post, June 2002
  2. ^ The National School of the Arts. "www.artschool.co.za". www.artschool.co.za. Retrieved 2013-03-19.
  3. ^ The Sunday Times, June 2002
  4. ^ Anna Blackaby. "£10m expansion at Custard Factory hints at greater ambition for Digbeth". Birmingham Post.
  5. ^ Adams, Toin. "Large Works". Retrieved 31 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Events". Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  7. ^ "toin adams - large scale works". toin adams.
  8. ^ Heart Internet. "Web Hosting, Reseller Hosting & Domain Names from Heart Internet". theimaginarybeings.com.