Adam Douglass b. 1979, Dunedin, New Zealand. Lives and works in Broome, Western Australia
Adam Douglass is an artist and researcher. He works as a solo artist and collaboratively with diverse communities. Adamís interests relate to representations of space - cosmology and social space through painting and the psychosocial effects of participatory painting.
Adam has exhibited broadly in galleries and site-specifically through Australia, New Zealand and Tonga. His work has been featured in a variety of publications including: Public Art Dialogue (upcoming), Eye Contact, Project Freerange, Un Magazine, Art New Zealand, Art News New Zealand, Scope: Contemporary Research Topics and The Artists: A Snapshot of Contemporary New Zealand Art Practice.
Alongside lectures and teaching at the University of Melbourne, Fremantle Art and Design Campus, Otago Polytechnic School of Art and Vicserv, Adam has worked for numerous community mental health and social arts programs in various roles including leadership.
In 2022 Adam will comence his PhD research (with scholarship) at Deakin University. Adam is currently facilitating a Men's Art Program at the Broome Community Recovery Centre and developing a project with Gooniyandi Artist Hozaus Claire.
Recently Adam completed an MFA research project. This practice-led research examined aesthetic systems of participatory painting and the psychosocial outcomes of socially engaged painting in cross cultural contexts. During 2018 Douglass was shortlisted as an Obama Foundation fellow for social change and a finalist in the 2018 Incinerator Art Award for social change.