Adam Norton

Born 1964, Lives and works in Sydney, Australia


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

Selected Solo Exhibitions (since 2004)

2022 Handbook for the Apocalypse, Galerie pompom, Sydney
2021 Flying Saucers Are Real, De Aanschouw, Rotterdam, NL
2020 Giant Badges, 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, Galerie 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, NSW
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

Selected Group Exhibitions (since 2000)

2024 Maximum Madness: Art Inspired by Mad Max, curated by Jonathan McBurnie, Rockhampton Museum of Art
2024 The Garden of Time, La Storta, Venezia Contemporanea, Venice, Italy
2023 The Garden of Time, DnA Gallera, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2023 melt into it, Schmick Contemporary, Sydney
2022 Canberra Art Biennial
2022 Human in the Wire, Art Space on the Concourse, Sydney
2022 Chrome City, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, USA
2021 Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Gallery, QLD
2021 Blake Prize, Casula Powerhouse, NSW
2020 Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, NSW
2019 The Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2019 The Moran Portrait Prize, Juniper Hall, Sydney
2019 Giant Leap, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney
2019 Space, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, VIC
2018 Flame Seed, Incinerator Art Gallery, Sydney
2017 Beyond Belief: the Sublime in Contemporary Art, curated by Richard Perram, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2016 Project Daejeon 2016: COSMOS, 3rd Biennale of Daejeon, Daejeon Museum of Art, South Korea
2016 Black Mist Burnt Country, curated by JD Mittmann, The S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW; toured nationally until 2019
2016 WAR - A Playground Perspective, Armory Gallery, Newington Armory, Sydney
2015 Outer Space, curated by Adam Porter, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney
2014 Conquest of Space: Science Fiction and Contemporary Art, curated by Andrew Frost, UNSW Galleries, Sydney
2013 Hope of Wrecks, St Albans Museum & University of Hertfordshire Gallery, St Albans Hertfordshire, UK
2013 Blake Prize, University of New South Wales Gallery, Sydney
2012 Sometimes Making Something Leads To Something, Kunstvlaai 2012, Amsterdam, NL
2012 Drawing Lines in the Sand, curated by Claire Taylor, Cockatoo Island, Sydney
2011 House Inspection: Interior Motives, Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
2011 Boundary Line, curated by Anthony Fitzpatrick, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, VIC
2011 Awfully Wonderful: Science Fiction in Contemporary Art, curated by Bec Dean and Lizzie Muller, Performance Space, Sydney
2010 Twenty/20, UTS Gallery, Sydney and Dubbo Regional Gallery, Dubbo
2008 The Great Reclamation, Pictura, Dordrecht, NL
2007 Our Lucky Country II, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea
2007 The Visitors: The Australian response to UFOs and Aliens, curated by Anne Loxley and Regina Walter, Penrith Regional Gallery
2006 Our Lucky Country, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea
2006 SafARI, Pelt, Sydney
2005 Brainstorms, GRANTPIRRIE, Sydney
2005 Exchange II: Emissions, Purdue University, IN, USA; toured to Berlin, Germany and Poznan, Poland
2005 Not Worried, Raid Projects, LA, USA
2004 PrintROOM, Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam, NL
2001 Corrupt Image, Soho House, London, UK
2000 Stealth, The Red Gallery, Hull, UK

Public Art Projects

2022 Belmore Station, Sydney Metro
2021-2022 Giant Badges, Barrack St, City of Sydney
2008 Tank Project, City of Sydney


2022 Bundanon
2018 Waverley Artist Studios
2017 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA, USA
2017 A-Z West, Joshua Tree, CA, USA
2014 Artspace, Sydney
2012 Broken Hill Regional Gallery


Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre
Wollongong Art Gallery
University of Technology Sydney Art Collection
Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
Griffith University Art Gallery
Artbank Australia
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