RON ADAMS
Solo Exhibitions
2019

U-Turns in honour of the King, Galerie pompom, Sydney
Brief Candle In The Dark, Galerie pompom, Sydney

2018

POP STAR ART STAR SUPERNOVA ECLECTICA, Galerie pompom, Sydney

2015

Late Heavy Bombardment, Galerie pompom, Sydney

2013

Under Heavy Manners, Galerie pompom, Sydney
The New Musical Express, Sydney Contemporary, Carriageworks

2011

This Time, University of Southern Queensland
Untitled, Eastern Bloc, Sydney
i am, db Projects, Sydney

2010

This Time, MOP Projects, Sydney

2009

to light the brightest beacon, James Dorahy Project Space, Sydney

2007

Early Intervention, James Dorahy Project Space, Sydney

2005

Cut, MOP Projects, Sydney

2004

Before and after Science, Peloton, Sydney

2003

Still Life, Sherman Galleries, Sydney

2001

31/16, Rubyayre, Sydney
Dormant, Blaugrau, Sydney

2000

Giving and Receiving, Rubyayre, Sydney

Selected Group Exhibitions
2019

Auckland Art Fair

2018

Installation Contemporary, Sydney Contemporary, Carriageworks
SPRING1883, The Hotel Windsor, Melbourne
Colour & Form, [email protected], Sydney

2017

Arty Party, curated by Alaska Projects, Paul Smith, Sydney
Between You and Me, C3 Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne

2016

MODES OF PRACTICE, Verge Gallery, Sydney
Solid Gold Easy Action II, Galerie pompom, Sydney
Inappropriate Appropriate, curated by Kylie Johnson, Cath Robinson and Sarah Ryan, The Curated Shelf, Hobart
Interiors/Exteriors, Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, Sydney

2015

Scoring Patti Smith, Affiliated Text, Sydney
The Dreams our stuff is made of, curated by Jonathan McBurnie, Verge Gallery, Sydney
Image Narrative Opiate: Self-disclosure and the graphic novel, Affiliated Text, Sydney
Professional Share, TWENTY THIRTY SEVEN, Sydney
Orbit: The Light, Carlton St Project Space, Ultimo

2014

Sydney Painting Now, Galerie pompom, Sydney
20/200, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

2013

(Orbit) Hobart, Constance, Hobart
Rue de Belleville, Galerie pompom, Sydney
Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Carriageworks

2011

Zooplasty, Helen Gory Gallery, Melbourne
O, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

2010

Twenty/20, Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, curated by Ron & George Adams
Twenty/20, UTS, Sydney, curated by Ron & George Adams

2009

Texticles, Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne, curated Rob McHaffie
Big Painting, Fraser Studios, Sydney, curated by Adam Norton
Faith & Lust, Flinders Street Gallery, Sydney, curated by Alex Lawler

2008

Stupid Little Dreamer, Infight, Hobart, Tasmania
Shades of White, James Dorahy Project Space, Sydney
SafARI, China Heights, Sydney, curated by Lisa Corsi
Bent Western, Blacktown Regional Gallery, curated by Daniel Mudie Cunningham

2007

Our Lucky Country (still Different), Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, curated by Ron & George Adams

2006

Our Lucky Country (difference), Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, curated by Ron & George Adams
Take Off, Heble_121, Basel, Switzerland, organised Daniel Gottin
Eldorado, Downtown Gallery, Adelaide, organised George + Ron Adams

2005

Sedition, Casula Powerhouse, organised by Nick Tsoutas
ARTLANGUAGE, Shoalhaven arts festival, curated Ruark Lewis
Salon de Freehands, curated Rob McHaffie, Seventh, Melbourne
Situation, MCA, Sydney
Dresscode, MOP Projects, Sydney, curated Daniel Mudie Cunningham
No worries – New Australian Art, Raid projects, Los Angeles

2003

Painting Now 02, Kaliman Gallery, Sydney
MOP Projects, ROOM 103, Auckland, NZ, curated Kyle Jenkins
Images of desire, Redlight district, Amsterdam, curated Jan van der Ploeg

2002

Modes Of Practice, Imperial Slacks, Sydney, curated Ron & George Adams
Flaming Muses, Performance Space, Sydney, curated Daniel Mudie Cunningham

2001

The Palace of Exaggeration and Everything, Grey Matter, Sydney, curated Ian Geraghty

Awards
2020

Finalist, Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney

2016

Finalist, Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre

Collaborative Exhibitions
2014

BANYARD AND ADAMS, Fleet, curated by OK YEAH COOL GREAT, Metro Arts, Brisbane

2013

Anonymous Séance and the Domes of Silence, BANYARD AND ADAMS, ALASKA Projects, Sydney

Bibliography
2018

‘Ron Adams’, Spectrum, The Sydney Morning Herald, March 10-11

2016

Naomi Riddle, ‘Solid Gold Easy Action II’, exhibition essay

2015

Sharne Wolff, ‘Late Heavy Bombardment’, The Art Life, 12 October

2013

Michael Fitzgerald, ‘Under Heavy Manners’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 23 November
Andrew Frost, ‘Under Heavy Manners’, The Art Life, 9 November
‘Editor’s Picks’, Dispatches Issue 26, Art Guide Australia, 8 November
Leann Richards, ‘Under Heavy Manners – Ron Adams’, Alternative Media Group, 8 November
Kylie Banyard, ‘Form Comes’, exhibition catalogue essay
Fleur MacDonald, ‘Alaska Projects – Ron Adams/Kylie Banyard’, June 2

2011

Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Zooplasty exhibition catalogue essay

2010

Bronwen Clark-Coolee, ‘One or two things I know about painting’, Twenty/20 exhibition catalogue essay

2008

Ella Barclay, Stupid Little Dreamer exhibition catalogue essay

2007

Naomi Evans, ‘Ron Adams – Five Choices of Death’, Our Lucky Country (Still Different) exhibition catalogue essay, pp36-43

2006

Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Our Lucky Country (difference) exhibition catalogue essay
Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Shelf Life exhibition catalogue essay

2005

Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Dress Code exhibition catalogue essay

Related Activity
2019

William Jolly Bridge, Brisbane, artwork projection for Brisbane City Council

2017

major artwork commission for Barangaroo corporate office

2016

Album cover art for Autoheart

2015

Tiger Beer Woks of Art project

2002-2016

Collections

Artbank Australia
Sydney Town Hall Collection