Adam Douglass b. 1979, Ōtepoti, Dunedin, Aotearoa, New Zealand. Lives and works in Broome, Western Australia
For twenty years, I have examined the intersections of painting and social practice through New Zealand, Australia and Tonga. Motivated by themes related to the social context of nothingness and social justice, my solo and collaborative practice has presented as site-specific immersive environments, gallery installations, films and documentaries.
Alongside my interdisciplinary arts practice, for sixteen years I have facilitated and led arts, wellbeing and gendered programs. I am currently working on a PhD with Deakin University, writing an illustrated novel and developing a participatory project with the Broome Community Recovery Centre in Western Australia.
Aesthetic Systems of Participatory Painting: playing with paint, dialogic art, and the innovative collective
Public Art Dialogue. By Adam Douglass and Marnie Badham (Peer Reviewed). 2022.
Aesthetic Systems of Participatory Painting: communicating in Third Space and mental wellbeing in Tonga
MFA Thesis - High Distinction. By Adam Douglass. 2017. With the Victoria College of the Arts, University of Melbourne
A Psychiatric Utopia
Project Freerange. Institutional Love Issue. By Adam Douglass. (Peer Reviewed). 2016.
Nuku'alofa's Liberated Zone
Eye Contact. By Scott Hamilton, 2015.
Implosion is Compulsory
Exhibition essay by Francis Plagne. 2011.
Adam Douglass' Alien Happening
Scope, Art and Design 4. By Francis Plagne. (Peer Reviewed). 2010.
What's he Building in there? a manipulated cosmic occurrence
Un. Magazine 3.2. By Ryan Johnston, Emily Pauling, Drew Roberts, Clint. pg 30-32. 2009
Collaboration for healing
Artnews New Zealand. By Adam Douglass and Michelle Armistead. Summer 2007.
Art New Zealand. By Katherine Mitchel. Number 124/ Spring 2007.
Life, the Universe and the 420 Centre Catalogue
Catalogue. By Bridie Lonie, Mike Cooke, Sally Williams, Fiona Panirau, Louise Carr, 420 Patrons. 2007.
Life the Universe and 26 Stafford Street
Scope II. By Adam Douglass. (Peer Reviewed) 2007.
The Artists, A snapshot of Contemporary New Zealand Art Practice, c. 2007-08
Published by Sanderson Contemporary Art. Adam Douglass feature, pg.18. . 2006.