Gravel, paint, carbonised wood, aluminium
Image courtesy of the artist
S.A. Adair works across disciplines, incorporating sculpture, installation, drawing and printmaking in her practice. Through explorations of the deconstruction, elimination and reconstruction of material and form, Adair draws on processes of abstraction to create organic constructs that hint at the human matrix and experience. Her current installation work responds to the spaces we inhabit by exploring the physical, emotional and psychological undercurrents of personal engagement.
Adair attained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from UNSW Art and Design and a Bachelor of Visual Arts (honours) from the School of Art, ANU. Adair has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions locally and interstate including; Sculpture by the Sea (2009, 2017), Strand Ephemera, Townsville and most recently her site-specific work 'Encasement' at Canberra Museum and Gallery (Enlighten, 2018).
Adair has received several grants and awards including; an Australia Council Artstart Grant, The Goulburn Art Prize, the North Sydney Art Prize Emerging Artist Award and more recently the Perrier-Jouet and University of New South Wales sponsorship awards for her participation in Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi.