aka  John H. Adair  BVA, MFA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                b.1959 Sydney, Australia,                                                                                                    lives & works in UK                                                      

  • Master of Fine Arts (Honours)painting, National Art School, Sydney 2007
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts (major in painting), UNSW(COFA):CAI,City Art Institute, University of New South Wales College of Advanced Education, Sydney 1985 
  • Photography studies, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney 1977-1979
  • Painting and Drawing studies, Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney 1977-1978

“Thus one dreams of a painting without truth, which, without debt and running the risk of no longer saying anything to anyone…”

“…it’s enough to say: abyss and satire of the abyss.”                                                      Jacques Derrida, The Truth in Painting, 1987

I seek a post real [non-objective,concrete, formal, abstract] approach to image making.  Generally employing the use of photography, paint, light, sound, architecture and architectural-object construction to realise projects. Involved primarily in experimental objective/non-objective painting and site-specific work.


Exhibitions, Collections, Publications, Grants & Prizes

complete CV upon request.