Adam Norton

Adam Norton’s work explores the effects of technology on the human condition. He repurposes scientific ideas from the recent past and the near future in an attempt to map out the mental and geographical landscape of our present. In order to do this he uses the mediums of paint, film and 3D installation.

“I have always had a deep interest in both art and science, and have always believed in developing a practice that explores a connection between the two fields. At school I was very interested in science and I still keep up with new developments. As an artist I have been able to explore the grand themes of science, like nuclear warfare, the International Space Program and other more esoteric interests like UFOlogy. Space Exploration, for example, seems to be a great optimistic and collective endeavour where a bunch of interested humans work together to realise extraordinary achievements. I like to celebrate that mythology by recreating personalised moments of that adventure and to share them through art. Art is the best delivery system for plugging ideas directly into the human brain.”

In 1984 Adam Norton was awarded a BFA from The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University.

Past Exhibitions include - New Skies, Other Worlds, Bondi Pavilion Gallery, Sydney and My Trip to Mars, UTS Gallery, University of Technology, Sydney, 2015; Conquest of Space: Science Fiction & Contemporary Art, UNSW Galleries, 2014; The Hope of Wrecks, St Albans Museum, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, and The Mars Project, Broken Hill Regional Gallery, 2013; Awfully Wonderful: Science Fiction In Contemporary Art, Performance Space, Sydney, and Boundary Line, Tarra Warra Museum of Art, Healesville, Victoria, 2011; The Great Reclamation, Pictura, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 2008; The Visitors: The Australian Response to UFO’s and Aliens, Penrith Regional Gallery, 2007.

Upcoming in 2016, Project Daejeon 2016: COSMOS, The Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, South Korea; Black Mist, Burnt Country, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney and then multiple venues nation wide; and War: A Playground Perspective at the Armory, Homebush.