Copyright 2020

Adam Norton
Born 1964, United Kingdom. Lives and works in Sydney, Australia

1987 BFA, The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University, United Kingdom

Solo Exhibitions
2020 (upcoming), Galerie pompom, Sydney
2018 New Flags, 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA
2017 New Earths, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
2017 'Open the pod bay doors please, HAL',gallery pompom, Sydney
2015 New Skies, Other Worlds, Bondi Pavilion Gallery, Sydney
2015 My Trip to Mars, UTS Gallery, University of Technology, Sydney
2015 Adam Norton: New Work, Gallery 9, Sydney
2014 Space Pop 2000, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
2013 The Mars Project, Broken Hill Regional Gallery, Broken Hill
2013 Interplanetary Society, Gallery 9, Sydney
2012 Space Flags, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
2011 Extraterrestrial Highway, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
2010 Road Trip, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
2010 Ad Astra, Gallery 9, Sydney
2009 Camouflage Suit Experiment, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
2008 Big Science, Gallery 9, Sydney
2007 UFOlogy, Gallery 9, Sydney
2005 Generic Escape Capsule, MOP Projects, Sydney
2005 The Amplified Man Project II, Pictura, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
2004 The Amplified Man Project, MOP Projects, Sydney
2003 Homemade Devices for Surviving Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Attack, First Draft Gallery, Sydney
1999 Camouflage, John Brown Publishing, London, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions
2019 The Moran Portrait Prize, Juniper Hall, Sydney
2019 Giant Leap, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney
2019 Space, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, VIC
2019 The Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2018 Blank Spaces For The Imagination Bondi Pavilion Gallery, Sydney
2017 Beyond Belief: the Sublime in Contemporary Art, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2016 3rd Biennale of Daejeon, Project Daejeon 2016: COSMOS, Daejeon Museum of Art, South Korea
2016 Black Mist Burnt Country, The S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW, and nationally to 10 venues until 2019
2016WAR - A Playground Perspective, Armory Gallery, Newington Armory, Sydney
2014 Conquest of Space: Science Fiction and Contemporary Art, curated by Andrew Frost, Galleries UNSW, COFA, Sydney
2013 Hope of Wrecks, St Albans Museum & University of Hertfordshire Gallery, St Albans Hertfordshire, UK
2013 Ten out of 10, MOP Projects, Sydney
2012 Sometimes Making Something Leads To Something, Kunstvlaai 2012, St Nicolaas Lyceum, Amsterdam, NL
2012 Crisis Complex, Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney
2012 Streetlevel, Urban Explorers Festival, Dordrecht, NL
2012 Drawing Lines in the Sand, Cockatoo Island, Sydney
2011 House Inspection: Interior Motives, Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland
2011 Boundary Line, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, VIC
2011 Awfully Wonderful: Science Fiction in Contemporary Art, Performance Space, Sydney
2010 Twenty/20, UTS Gallery, Sydney and Dubbo Regional Gallery, Dubbo
2009 Big Painting, Fraser Studios, Sydney
2009 The Dark Arts, Peloton, Sydney
2008 The Great Reclamation, Pictura, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
2008 Stupid Little Dreamer, INFLIGHT, Hobart
2007 Our Lucky Country II, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea
2007 The Visitors: The Australian response to UFOs and Aliens, Penrith Regional Gallery
2006 Our Lucky Country, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea
2006 Eldorado, Downtown, Adelaide
2006 Flight Path, Kings ARI, Melbourne
2006 SafARI, Pelt, Sydney
2005 Brainstorms, GRANTPIRRIE, Sydney
2005 Exchange II: Emissions, Purdue University, IN, USA, and touring to Berlin, GER & Poznan, Poland
2005 Not Worried, Raid Projects, LA, USA
2005 MOP/NEWCASTLE, Rocketart, Newcastle
2004 MOP, Bus Gallery, Melbourne
2004 PrintROOM, Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2003 Resistance is Useless, First Draft Gallery, Sydney
2002 Quickdraw, Exhibition and Performance Space, College of Fine Arts, University of NSW, Sydney
2001 Corrupt Image, Soho House, London, UK
2000 Stealth, The Red Gallery, Hull, UK
1997 It’s Crowded on the Balcony, DFWT Gallery, London, UK
1996 Eyeteeth, DFWT Gallery, London, UK

Residencies, Commissions & Awards
2019 The Moran Portrait Prize
2019 The Archibald Prize, AGNSW
2018 Artist In Residence, Cementa19, Kandos, NSW
2018 Artist In Residence, Waverley Artists Studio Residency, Sydney
2017-2018 Artist in residence, 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, USA
2016 Artist in residence, Waverley Artists Studios Residency, Sydney
2014 Artist in residence, Artspace, Sydney
2013 Finalist, Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre
2013 Finalist, The Blake Prize, Galleries UNSW, College of Fine Art, Sydney
2012 Artist in residence, (Museums & Galleries NSW ACR program), Broken Hill Regional Gallery, Broken Hill
2012 Artist in Residence, Artspace, Sydney
2011 Artist in Residence, Fraser Studios, Sydney
2011 NAVA NSW Artists’ Grant
2011 Finalist, 41st Muswellbrook Open Art Prize, Muswellbrook, NSW
2011 Finalist, City of Albany Art Prize, Albany, Western Australia
2009 Finalist, Public Art Commission by Global Switch, Ultimo, Sydney
2009 Finalist, Hazelhurst Art Award 2009, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea
2008 Tank Project, City of Sydney By George! Art in the Laneways, Sydney
2008 NAVA Janet Holmes à Court Artists’ Grant
2008 Finalist, John Leslie Art Prize, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale
2008 Finalist, New Social Commentary 08, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Warrnambool
2007 Artist in residence, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea
2007 Finalist, Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
2005 Finalist, ABN AMRO Emerging Artist Award, Sydney
2004 Artist in residence, Toos Neger Studio, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
2003 Finalist, The Robert Jacks Drawing Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo
1993 Jacob Mendelson Scholarship, UK

2019 Archibald Prize Catalogue, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2017 Richard Perram, ‘A terrible beauty is born’, exhibition catalogue essay for Beyond Belief: the Sublime in Contemporary Art
2016 Andrew Frost, ‘Possible Futures: Science Fiction in Contemporary Art’, Artlink Issue 36:4 December, pp.18-25
2016 John McDonald, ‘Black Mist, Burnt Country’, Sydney Morning Herald, 21 October
2016 J D Mittman, ‘Atomic Testing in Australian Art’, exhibition catalogue essay for Black Mist, Burnt Country
2015 Eleanor Zeichner, ‘The First Man on Mars’, exhibition catalogue essay
2015 Carrie Miller, ‘The Scientist’, Art Collector, Issue 73 July-September, pp.116-125
2014 On the World Stage: Adam Norton, Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Art Collector, Issue 67 Jan-Mar, pp80-81
2013 The Mars Project, Jenia Ratcliffe, ABC Open, 17 October
2013 Men are from Mars - especially Adam, Craig Brealey, Barrier Daily Truth, 12 October, pp.1-2
2013 Isobel Philip, An Echo in Outer Space, The Art LIfe, March 5
2013 Oliver Watts, Fly me to the Moon, Interplanetary Society exhibition essay
2013 Carrie Miller, Interplanetary Society, The Art Life, February 22
2012 Janis Ferberg, ‘Crisis Complex’, un Magazine, Issue 6.2 - December, pp.134-135
2012 Clare Lewis, Adam Norton: Seeing Red, essay for the book Nine Projects
2011 Boundary Line, Anthony Fitzpatrick, Exhibition Catalogue
2011 MacGregor Campbell, Born to be Viral: How to walk on Mars, New Scientist TV, 28 September
2009 Rebecca Leaver, Art Attack, Happenstance Magazine, Issue 2, pp.12-17
2009 On Mars, Runway Issue 15: Lies
2008 Adam Norton: a maverick who might survive, Clare Lewis, Big Science Exhibition Catalogue
2007 Our Lucky Country (still different), Exhibition Catalogue
2007 Contemporary, London, UK, Annual edition
2006 Our Lucky Country (difference), Exhibition Catalogue
2006 Cut out and collect your own trash, Runway Issue 8: Trash, The Invisible Inc.
2006 A Note on Retro-Futurism from the Pop Tronic Institute, Dan & Dominique Angeloro, Flightpath Exhibition Catalogue
2005 Generic Escape Capsule #1, Exhibition Catalogue
2005 Brainstorms, Clare Lewis, Exhibition Catalogue
2004 Runway Issue 3: Chance, Firstdraft Inc
2004 MOP at Bus, Adams + Adams

Artist Books
2012 Nine Projects - 27 pages, full colour brochure
2006 Manual for Generic Escape Capsule - 15 pages, full colour, edition of 10, 1 A/p
2004 Brochure 2 – The Amplified Man Project, edition 1000, Zigoto Press
2003 Brochure 1 – Homemade Devices for Dealing with Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Attack, edition of 20

Wollongong Art Gallery
University of Technology Sydney Art Collection
Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland
Artbank Australia
PrintROOM, Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
College of Fine Arts Student Association, University of NSW, Sydney
College of Fine Arts Library, University of NSW, Sydney
Exeter College, Oxford University, UK
Malvern College, Worcestershire, UK

Adam Norton 2019 CV