Born in Maitland, 1992, Gillian Adamson is a multidisciplinary artist living in Newcastle (Awabakal Country) and working primarily with painting, performance and installation.
Adamson’s works are reflective of the times and spaces belonging to others, combined with her own experiences. At times her works feel like an intrusion into the most intimate parts of a person’s life, but also an exploration of something universal. Often melancholic, her works traverse the longing for not only an era that reminds her of her grandparents and personal loss, but for something we may have lost from that era.
In the midst of the havoc in the world, the scenes Adamson depicts are a reminder of a life that was not extraordinary, but rather a simple life, a well lived life.