Copyright 2018


Adam Norton


Born - United Kingdom, 1964, lives in Sydney


Education - BfA, The Ruskin College of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University



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. He has participated in exhibitions in Australia, The United Kingdom, The Netherlands and The United States.

Norton’s works are currently included in the travelling exhibition Black Mist, Burnt Country. In 2016 he exhibited the integrated installation My Trip To Mars at the Daejeon Museum of Art as part of Biennale Project Daejeon: COSMOS.

Further exhibitions include: Blank Spaces for the Imagination, Bondi Pavilion Gallery (2018); Beyond Belief: the Sublime in Contemporary Art, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (2017); My Trip To Mars, UTS Gallery, Sydney (2015); OUTER SPACE, Casula Powerhouse (2015); Conquest of Space: Science Fiction & Contemporary Art, UNSW Galleries (2014); The Hope of Wrecks, St Albans Museum, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom (2013); The Mars Project, Broken Hill Regional Gallery (2013); Awfully Wonderful: Science Fiction In Contemporary Art, Performance Space, Sydney (2011); Boundary Line, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, Victoria (2011); Drawing Lines in the Sand, Cockatoo Island, Sydney (2012); The Great Reclamation, Pictura, Dordrecht, The Netherlands (2008); and The Visitors: The Australian Response to UFO’s and Aliens, Penrith Regional Gallery (2007).

Norton’s work is held in the collections of Wollongong Art Gallery, University of Technology Sydney Art Collection, Broken Hill Regional Gallery, Griffith University Art Gallery, University of New South Wales Art and Design and Artbank, Australia. As well as Exeter College, Oxford and Malvern College in the United Kingdom.