Adam Humphreys is a Welsh sculptor who specialises in equine and figurative sculpture, using mild steel and weld as well as bronze to create breathtaking pieces that truly embody the movement and character of their subjects. With large scale sculptures and smaller bronze pieces in public and private collections across the UK, Southern Africa, New Zealand and Australia, Adam's work is gaining traction globally.
Adam exhibits annually around Australia and accepts commissions at his discretion, helping create his clients' sculptural dreams. Some of Adam's commissions include two huge kangaroos, made from sprung steel rods and weld for the University of New England, and a large scale emu and kangaroo for Canberra's Government House, funded by The Australiana Fund, created alongside the youth at BackTrack Youth Works and unveiled in 2022 by His Excellency General, the Honourable David Hurley.
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Adam is currently based outside Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia.
A love of timber is in Adam's blood. A third generation woodsman, he grew up working on his family's mixed farm in South Wales. Labouring alongside his father and brother in sustainable forestry on the property's woodland, Adam developed an abiding love and passion for trees. This work - felling and planting both indigenous and foreign species of timber - led to Adam experimenting with his chainsaw, teaching himself how to sculpt using just a saw and sandpaper.
Diagnosed as dyslexic, Adam sees the world differently. With a gift for the three-dimensional, the sculptor is able to see figures within lumps of wood. Starting to sell his work in Wales, Adam then travelled to Australia and at 22-years of age, took up as Artist in Residence at the Crisp Galleries near Yass. He has exhibited in Sydney's Botanic Gardens and his works have been secured by both public and private collections.
In 2018, Adam started to experiment with metal, wielding his welding magic to create large scale pieces that are as much engineering feats as they are mastery in detail. His pieces are inspired by a vast array of experiences across the globe - from managing a horse riding safari in Botswana's Okavango Delta, to climbing Northern America's highest peak, Mount Denali. Moving to New Zealand's Wanaka in 2019, Adam took up place as Artist in Residence at fabrication workshop, 'Metal Works', which he calls his "PHD year in sculpture".
Adam is currently based in Tamworth, in Australia's Northern New South Wales, alongside his wife, writer Emily Herbert and their toddler son (and in his opinion, a few too many miniature dachshunds!). He is privileged to work alongside for-purpose organisation, 'BackTrack Youth Works', founded by the 2020 Australian Hero of the Year, Bernie Shakeshaft. Adam works with the at-risk boys and girls enrolled in the program, teaching welding and sculpture. Alongside the youth, Adam has created commissioned sculpture for the University of New England and Government House.