Anything Goes with Adam Head

Beginning in the film industry in the 1990's, Adam's career quickly turned to design and he found himself as an art director, artist and production designer for some of the state's most eclectic, stylish and well-known designs.

The Brisbane festival's pink bunnies distributed around the city, the set of Collette Dinnigan's final fashion show at Hamilton Island and, most recently, the fit out for trendy new bar Sabotage Social in Fortitude Valley are among some of his projects.


Work on Sabotage Social began only three months ago and has already seen its first patrons through the door.

"It kind of has a bespoke, rustic and grungy feel about it," Adam said.

"We aimed for a 1920's underground New York feel."

Adam is known for his 'anything goes' approach to design but favours aesthetics of days gone by.

"We haven't failed yet but we've had some close calls," he said.

"I found that there was a market for one-off design.

"People want specially manufactured pieces.


"I'm not interested in modern designs or clean lines."

Sabotage Social's secret bookcase doorway, skateboard lights shades, whisky bottle lamps and vintage sofas make for the perfect laid-back venue.

Adam's fit-out supports the original building's heritage listing while creating the perfect venue for drinks after work and backpackers alike.

Sabotage Social is open Thursday to Monday till late.

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