Adam Simmons is a male artist born in Australia, currently working in Australia.
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Adam Simmons has been a professional jazz musician for many years now, having played with significant international and local talent over the past 2 decades. His repertoire includes the saxophone, clarinet and flute families as well as shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute); and the fujara (Slovakian wooden flute), and his ensembles are extensive. Interdisplinary collaborations have included the Melbourne Workers Theatre (theatre); Lloyd Jones (theatre); Peter Blizzard (visual arts, scuplture); Giancarlo Gelsomino (visual arts, painting/sculpture); Tim McNeilage (visual arts, photography); and Danceworks (dance); to name but a few.

Recent commissions include “Pandora’s box,” a short work for Michael Kieran Harvey and Speak Percussion, performing on toy piano and music boxes to be performed at the Melbourne International Arts Festival (2012), 2009 Commission for Sebclear Stage Band’s 30th Anniversary; “Concerto for Piano & Toy Band,” 65 minute work commissioned for Michael Keiran Harvey and Adam Simmons Toy Band (funded by Australia Council) (2008); Art Omi Music Residency (USA), Guest Curator (2006); and a Special Award from the Freedman Foundation (2004). Adam has produced a number of recordings in addition to having participated in numerous music festivals.

Since 2012 Adam has performed solo and in ensemble at MONA FOMA (Jan), toured with pianist Erik Griswold (Mar), Four Winds Festival (April), musical direction for the creative development of EXIT by Tania Bosak (Apr), a group exhibition at fortyive downstairs, UNFOLD (Apr), toured France, Italy and Germany (May), recorded two CD projects with his trio Origami (Jun) in addition to, two collaborations with Speak Percussion, (performing on his music boxes), as well as Origami performing at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival and Darebin Music Feast.

Adam began working as a visual artist in Oct 2009, with his debut solo exhibition in July 2010. Adam was a finalist in the 2010 Woollahra Prize and in 2011 for The Hutchins Prize, Deakin Small Scuplture Award, and received a High Commendation for the Banyule Award. Adam is represented in The National Museum of Szczecin.

For all enquiries including further images and/or a copy of the artist’s CV, please contact Catherine Asquith Gallery, (03) 9417 2828 or email enquiries@catherineasquithgallery.com

Adam Simmons is represented by Catherine Asquith Gallery in Melbourne, Australia