Blak Douglas (Adam Hill)

Blak Douglas (Adam Hill)

DOB: 1970
Born: Western Sydney, NSW
Language Group: Koori

Born Adam Douglas Hill in Blacktown (1970), Western Sydney to a Koori Father and Caucasian Mother.
Originally trained in illustration & photography, observing a family of artisans, he became self-practiced in painting with a style influenced by the study of Graphic Design & devoutly politicised in relation to social justice.

Blak Douglas was a Telstra National Indigenous Art Award Final-ist in 2003-2008, Art Gallery of NSW Archibald Prize Finalist in 2015, Art Gallery of NSW Wynne Prize Finalist in 2009, Mosman Art Prize Finalist in 2017, 2016 & 2014, Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Prize Finalist in 2004-2009 & 2011-2015, Xstrata Emerging Artists Award Finalist in 2007 as well as numerous other art prizes.

He has exhibited extensively including at the National Indigenous Triennial at National Gallery of Australia, TARNANTHI festival in Adelaide, Utrecht Gallery in Netherlands as well as various Regional galleries and muse-ums. Blak Douglas’ work is in the collection of Aboriginal Art Museum (Utrecht), National Gallery of Australia, National Maritime Museum, National Museum of Australia, Taipei Museum, Artbank, NSW Parliament House, Western Sydney University, Bangarra Dance Company, City of Sydney Town Hall, Lane Cove, Blacktown & Liverpool City Councils.

Blak Douglas is also a classically trained Yidaki (Didgeridoo) player. He has performed extensively at various festivals, opening ceremonies and tours in-cluding Festival of the Dreaming, Australian Idol final, The Deadlys, Rugby World Cup opening ceremony, ‘Requiem’ Peter Sculthorpe & Inter/national tours (Musica Viva) and Paul Jarman Projects.