Adam Manning was born on Awabakal/Worimi Country and has Kamilaroi kinship. He is a musician, artist, designer, producer and researcher and is the Conservatorium Coordinator at the University of Newcastle, NSW.





He is endorsed by leading US percussion Instrument maker: Latin Percussion, has trialled instruments for Roland and released over eight albums through major labels.


He has performed and recorded with Kieth Carlock (Sting/John Mayer), Bruce Mathiske, James Morrison, John Paul Young and the All-Stars, Lachy Dooley and many more.

Furthermore, Manning is a significant digital content producer. Check out some of his work:  


Art - Design

Learning from elders who attend the Guparr Aboriginal  Mens Shed. Manning's art focuses on combining both traditional and modern patterns.


His artworks are located in Murrook Cultural Centre, Government Social Service buildings in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Hobart, Bendigo (gifted by senior executive J Cassar); and has commissioned infrastructure design works through Port Stephens Council.  


 He is the only Australian percussionist/artist to combine both skills in a live onstage performative context with world renown guitarist Bruce Mathiske:


For more of Manning's arts works - see Manning's Instagram page:



Manning's projects include producing Newcastle’s first VR music concert, producing Newcastle’s first 360 live stream performance, facilitating and documenting Australia’s first music and robotics workshop for school-aged students and producing a series of social collaboration works with prominent Australian artists. He has published research papers with Claremont University, USA, Common Ground Publishing, Champain Illinois, and has presented on Indigenous yarning techniques and VR/360 performance techniques at Monash University, Melbourne & UON's Fast Lab: