Adam Gibson is a Sydney writer, performer, lyricist, musician and artist whose work covers music, songs, spoken word storytelling, installation art, performance works, sculpting, video work, painting and photography…
It 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 performs regularly solo and with his band The Aerial Maps, has performed and/or exhibited in a number of venues, galleries and spaces around Australia, China and Finland, was an artist in residence at the Arteles Creative Center in Finland (twice) and is actively involved in a wide range of artistic endeavours. And surfing.
Praise for Adam and/or The Aerial Maps
"Adam Gibson writes from the heart, from the street, about the place that moves him most. Ripper real words that are well worth checking out."
– Peter Garrett
"Adam Gibson looks let to join the ranks of fine Australian musical storytellers such as Paul Kelly and Mick Thomas"
"[The Sunset Park] is so finely drawn that is like a screenplay for your mind … an Australian classic. You must hear it."
– Noel Mengel, Courier-Mail, Brisbane
"The Aerial Maps are surely headed for that esteemed space occupied by Australia’s finest – those whose music is Australia."
–Justin Grey,Drum Media, Sydney
"The Aerial Maps are poised to become one of the most valuable bands in the country, illuminating a dark and mysterious Australian gothic in song."
– Tony McMahon Inpress Magazine Melbourne
"There's an incredible boldness to the Aerial Maps. Literally traveling from one side of the country to the other, The Sunset Park surveys an Australia neglected by so many bands."
–Doug Wallen, Mess & Noise
"There is no other Aussie act quite like The Aerial Maps. This should be a stage show"
– Jeff Jenkins, MAG
"This reminds me of films by David Caesar (Mullet, Prime Mover); vernacular widescreen Australia with no gloss, a sense of melancholy, a road well-travelled."
– Chris Johnston, The Age