The Newcastle Art Gallery Youth Advisory Group acknowledges the Awabakal and Worimi people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and live, and pay our deepest respects to Elders past, present and future. The Youth Advisory Group is dedicated to honouring the culture and traditions of our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities through the visual arts.



Gillian Adamson

Adamson is a multidisciplinary artist based in Newcastle (Awabakal Country) whose work spans multiple mediums including painting, performance and installation works.

Through intimate depictions of personal spaces, she explores the tangible outcomes of life. The accumulation of objects and the invisible lifetimes worth of memories that have soaked into the walls of homes — Adamson highlights the intimacy out of universal experience.