Adam Norton

Available works, 2016



Space POP, 2014

Space Posters, 2013

Space Flags, 2012

Space Bed, 2012

Mars Gravity Simulator, 2012

Space Yurt, 2012

Extraterrestrial Highway, 2011

Tank Project, 2010

Camouflage Suit Experiment, 2009

Bunkers, 2008

Adam Norton
born 1964, UK, lives Sydney

1987      B. Fine Art, The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University, UK

Solo Exhibitions
Space POP, Gallerysmith, Melbourne

Space Posters, Gallery 9, Sydney
Mars Project, Broken Hill Regional Gallery

Extraterrestrial Highway, Gallerysmith, Melbourne

Road Trip, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
Ad Astra, Gallery 9, Sydney

Camouflage Suit Experiment, Gallerysmith, Melbourne

Big Science, Gallery 9, Sydney

UFOlogy, Gallery 9, Sydney

Generic Escape Capsule, MOP Projects, Sydney
The Amplified Man Project, Pictura, Dordrecht, The Netherlands

The Amplified Man Project, MOP Projects, Sydney

Blast Goggles and Gas-Proof Snorkel Kit, 3 Foot Square Gallery, Sydney
Homemade Devices for Surviving Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Attack,  First Draft Gallery, Sydney
101 Ways to Defy Evil and How to Draw Your Way Out of It, Kudos Gallery,

Sexual Butterfingers, The Old Void Gallery, London, UK

Camouflage, John Brown Publishing, London, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions
3rd Daejeon Biennale, COSMOS – THE FUTURE AND BEYOND, Daejeon Museum of Art, Republic of Korea

Hope of Wrecks, St Albans Museum, St Albans Hertfordshire UK
Ten out of 10, MOP Projects, Sydney

Gallerysmith at Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Buildings, Carlton

Awfully Wonderful: Science Fiction in Contemporary Art, Performance Space Sydney
Borderline, TarraWarra Museum of Art, curated by Anthony Fitzpatrick

Twenty / 20, UTS Gallery, Sydney and Dubbo Regional Gallery

Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award 2009, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery
Adam, Adam, Mitch, Nigel & Ron – Big Painting, Fraser Studios, Sydney
The Dark Arts, Peloton, Sydney

John Leslie Art Prize, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, Victoria
Stupid Little Dreamer, INFLIGHT, Hobart, Tasmania
Tank Project, City of Sydney By George! Art in the Laneways, Sydney
New Social Commentary 08, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Warrnambool
The Great Reclamation, Pictura, Dordrecht, The Netherlands

Redlands Westpac Art Prize 2007, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
Our Lucky Country (still different), Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea
The Visitors: The Australian response to UFOs and Aliens, Penrith Regional Gallery

Our Lucky Country (difference), Hazelhurst Regional Gallery
Eldorado, Downtown, Adelaide
Flight path, Kings ARI, Melbourne
SafARI, Pelt, Sydney
Broken Records, China Heights, Sydney

Brainstorms, GRANTPIRRIE, Sydney
Exchange II: Emissions, Purdue University, IN, USA – traveling on to the 4th IMPACT International Print Conference, Berlin and Poznan, Poland
Not Worried, Raid Projects, LA, USA

ABN AMRO Emerging Artist Award, Sydney
Salon de Freehands, Plan b @ Seventh, Melbourne
MOP/NEWCASTLE, Rocketart, Newcastle

MOP, Bus Gallery, Melbourne
PrintROOM, Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Zippergripper, Medium Rare Gallery, Sydney
Atrocity Exhibition, First Draft Gallery, Sydney

Resistance is Useless, First Draft Gallery, Sydney
The Robert Jacks Drawing Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria
Destination Drawing, ‘Drawing Connections II’ Drawing Conference,
College of Fine Arts, University of NSW, Sydney

Attendi Gallery, London, UK

Corrupt Image, Soho House, London, UK
Attendi Gallery, London, UK

24 Frames of Separation, video project, London, UK
Stealth, The Red Gallery, Hull, UK

It’s Crowded on the Balcony, DFWT Gallery, London, UK
Open studios, Studio Voltaire, London, UK

Eyeteeth, DFWT Gallery, London, UK

Antipodes, The Tannery, London, UK
Canvas and Camera, The Photographers Association, London, UK
Antipodes II, Bodgeners Gallery, Harwich, UK

Art Collector Jan-March issue, On the World Stage, Daniel Mudie-Cunningham

Isobel Philip, ‘The Edge of the Void’,, August 13
Vasili Kaliman’s Art Patrol,, August 6

Bill Chalker, ‘Art, Life and UFOs’, Ufologist Magazine, Vol.13 No.4 Sept-Oct ‘09, p.46
Mark Brown & Sophie Kouyoumdjian, ‘Live Lanes – By George!’, Runway, Iss 13

Bryony Nainby, ‘New social commentary 08’, Artlink, vol 28 #4
Rachael Jones, ‘Military tanks descend on Sydney’, SMH online, October 10
Phil Han, ‘Military carriers roll through Sydney’, ninemsn, October 10
Jo Higgins, ‘Our Lucky Country’, Artlink, Vol 28 #1, p.93

Tracey Clement, ‘Metro Picks’, The Sydney Morning Herald, March 23-29

Tracey Clement, ‘Picnic Party’, The Sydney Morning Herald, December 21-28
Tracey Clement, ‘The Lucky Country’, Art Gallery Guide Australia, Nov/Dec

Sunanda Creagh, ‘Open Gallery’, The Sydney Morning Herald, November 26
Davis Teh, ‘Hi-tech/lo-tech: Syd gallery drift – Brainstorms’, Eyeline, No. 58, p.46
The art life, ‘Barn Storming’,, June 16
Andrew Frost, ‘Group Therapy’, Australian Art Collector, Issue 34, p.89
The art life, ‘Vous de Jour Camarades’,, September 9
Dominique Angeloro, ‘Field of Dreams’, The Sydney Morning Herald, August 12
The art life, ‘We believe’,, August 19
Dominique Angeloro, ‘Nuke ‘em all’, The Sydney Morning Herald, June 10
Lenny Ann Low, ‘Open Gallery’, The Sydney Morning Herald, June 4

Dominique Angeloro, ‘Quantum leap’, The Sydney Morning Herald, Nov 5
Dominique Angeloro, ‘Zippergripper’, The Sydney Morning Herald, March 19
Josie Asher, ‘Rising stars get chance to shine’, Wentworth Courier, January 15

Martin Herbert, ‘It’s Crowded on the Balcony’, Time Out London, Aug 20 – 27

Martin Herbert, ‘Eyeteeth’, Time Out London, August 21 – 28

‘Antipodes’, The Independent London, March 15
Sarah Kent, ‘Antipodes’, Time Out London, March 25 – April 1

Nine Projects, Clare Lewis and Marita Smith, Gallerysmith publishing

Rebecca Leaver, ‘Art Attack’, Happenstance Magazine, Issue 2, pp.12-17
‘On Mars’, Runway Issue 15: Lies

Adam Norton: a maverick who might survive, Clare Lewis, ‘Big Science’ Exhibition Catalogue

Our Lucky Country (still different), Exhibition Catalogue
Contemporary, London, UK, Annual 2007 edition

Our Lucky Country (difference), Exhibition Catalogue
Runway Issue 8: Trash, The Invisible Inc.
A Note on Retro-Futurism from the Pop Tronic Institute, Dan & Dominique Angeloro,
Flightpath, Exhibition Catalogue

Generic Escape Capsule #1, Exhibition Catalogue
Brainstorms, Clare Lewis, Exhibition Catalogue

Runway Issue 3: Chance
, Firstdraft Inc
MOP at Bus, Adams + Adams

Artist Books and Films
2010      Mars or Bust – DVD 1min 17secs

2008      Tank Project – DVD 4mins 44secs

Reverse Shoes Demonstration – DVD 1min 28secs

2007      Camouflage Suit Experiment – DVD 9mins 59secs

2006      How to Turn a Car into a Nuclear Shelter – DVD 4mins 30secs

Manual for Generic Escape Capsule, hard-cover, perfect bound, 12 pages

2005      Adam Norton – 2005, selected drawings

2004      Brochure 2 – The Amplified Man Project, Zigoto Press

2003      Brochure 1 – Homemade Devices for Dealing with Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Attack

2013      Broken Hill Regional Gallery

2011      Finalist, The 2011 City of Albany Art Prize, Albany, Western Australia

2009      Finalist, Public Art Commission by Global Switch, Ultimo, Sydney

Finalist, Hazelhurst Art Award 2009, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea

2008      ‘Tank Project’, City of Sydney By George! Art in the Laneways, Sydney

NAVA Janet Holmes à Court Artists’ Grant

Finalist, John Leslie Art Prize, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale

Finalist, ‘New Social Commentary 08’, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Warrnambool

2007      Residency – Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea

Finalist, Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney

2005      Finalist, ABN AMRO Emerging Artist Award, Sydney

2004      Residency – Toos Neger Studio, Dordrecht, The Netherlands

2003      Finalist, The Robert Jacks Drawing Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo

1993      Jacob Mendelson Scholarship


College of Fine Arts Student Association, University of NSW

College of Fine Arts Library, University of NSW

Exeter College, Oxford University, UK

Malvern College, Worcestershire, UK

PrintROOM, Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Private collections in Australia and the UK

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