Adam Gibson is a Sydney performer, writer, lyricist, musician, and artist whose work covers spoken word storytelling, music, songs, travel writing, installation art, performance works, sculpting, video work, painting and photography… In artwork terms, his work is fundamentally “landscape-based”, being influenced by the land and travel and the sense of being “in” and/or part of different environments, and the stories of the people who inhabit such land, with Australian stories and language and vernacular turn of phrase being very important.
He has performed in a wide range of capacities and worked in various forms and roles in the Australian media for over 30 years, plus as a teacher, lecturer and facilitator.
He performs regularly solo and with his band The Aerial Maps, a critically-acclaimed ensemble that has released three albums in total, the most recent being ‘Intimate Hinterland‘, plus two previous albums, ‘The Sunset Park‘ and ‘In the Blinding Sunlight‘. All three albums have met with nice reviews and response, with the band regularly playing live around the country. Adam also formed another band, The Ark-Ark Birds , who released two albums, with ‘Cities of Spinifex‘ following on from their first album ‘Australia Restless‘. Known for his laconic storytelling and use of vernacular language and ability to evoke landscape to tell such stories, Adam has performed and/or exhibited in a number of venues, galleries and spaces around Australia, China and Finland. He was an artist in residence at the Arteles Creative Center in Finland (twice), has a Masters in Creative Writing from UTS plus a Masters in Fine Arts from COFA/UNSW and is actively involved in a wide range of artistic endeavours.
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