Australian artist Andrew Kidman works in many mediums. Each discipline, be it music, writing, painting, photography, surfboard shaping or films is born from his innate connection to the ocean.


Kidman’s documented and recorded works evolve over many years, allowing them to take on a life of their own. His patience and dedication to subject is remarkably rare in the modern day commercial arena. 


Often dealing directly with the documentation of his peers and his own personal experiences, the stories he chooses to tell don’t expire but grow more complex with time.


Kidman’s ability to move through multiple mediums allows his work to reveal a particular richness. In this way the audience is given a genuine and overall sense of the subject.


His other work, particularly the writing and performing of music, reflects his tender sensibilities and love of story. 


The end result offers an un-namable and moving familiarity to those it reaches. Yet it consistently embodies an unfamiliar meditative ‘otherness’ very particular to him. This ethereal aspect is an invitation to take a deeper look.


Kidman recently released Spirit of Akasha: a film and soundtrack Celebrating Albert Falzon’s 1972 classic Morning of The Earth. Along with his band The Windy Hills he recorded the open track for the film To Be Young. During the making of Spirit of Akasha, Kidman and the Windy Hills recorded their latest release Fall of Planet Esoteria, which was released in january by Warner Music.


Spirit of Akasha premiered at the Opera House in January 2014, closing The Festival of Sydney to a sold out Concert Hall with Kidman and the Windy Hills performing the opening track live to the film. [Louise Wright]

Andrew Kidman & The Windy Hills performing at the Sydney Opera House with Spirit of Akasha

Andrew Kidman & The Windy Hills performing at the Sydney Opera House with Spirit of Akasha

Still from Lost in the Ether riding Michael Peterson's surfboard

Still from Lost in the Ether riding Michael Peterson's surfboard



Discography

Fall of Planet Esoteria, The Windy Hills 2014
Morning of The Earth Re-imagined, Sea The Swells &
Come With Me 2014
Spirit of Akasha Soundtrack, To Be Young 2014
Friend From Another Star, The Windy Hills 2010
Searching for Michael Peterson, 2009
Iron Eagle, The Brown Birds of Windy Hill 2009
All At Sea, Andrew Kidman 2009
Three Sails to the Wind, The Brown Birds of Windy Hill 2009
Music from Glass Love, Andrew Kidman 2006
The Spaces In Between, Andrew Kidman 2000
Music from Litmus, The Val Dusty Experiment 1999
Pissing in the Wind, The Val Dusty Experiment 1999

Filmography

Spirit of Akasha, Warner 2014
Lost In The Ether, Independent Release 2010
Last Hope: A Collection of Film & Music, Spunk! Records, 2009
The Ghosts Are Calling, Independent Release 2009
Glass Love, Independent Release 2006
Litmus, Andrew Kidman, Jon Frank & Mark Sutherland 1996

Publications

Single, Studies of Movement, Stephanie Gilmore,
Independently Published, 2013
Spirit of Akasha, Warner 2014
Lost In The Ether, Independently Published, 2010
Ether, Consafos Press, 2008
Way of the Bird, Consafos Press, 2007