For Canberra Art Biennial I have installed works from Giant Badges, an ongoing series of large round text works taking the
exact form of old school lapel badges but enlarged to over a metre in
size. The colourful designs of the badges draw from my nostalgia for the
pop music, science fiction and political activism of my youth.
since their initial conception in 2020, the recent works in the series
have also responded to the emergencies we are living through. In this
expanded iteration, eight new badges have been added reflecting and
updating recent themes, and appropriately for Canberra, touching on some
politically charged subject matter.
Adam Norton, Giant Badges, 2020-2022, vinyl print on shaped aluminium, each 110 x 110 x 10 cm. Eight of these works were originally commissioned by the City of Sydney. Project production: Claire Taylor, GREYSPACE.
Photos by Felipe Olivares