Adam Douglass is a New Zealand born artist and researcher currently working in Factory 7 in Brunswick. His art practice is broadly associated with animating the abstract. Adam is interested in articulating ideas of space and the collective through painting. Projects range from wall hanging paintings, immersive painted environments, collaborations, installations, rogue happenings and video.
Adam has exhibited broadly in Australia, New Zealand and Tonga. He has published essays and been written about in a variety of publications including 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 Melbourne University, Freemantle Art and Design Campus, Otago Polytechnic School of Art and Vicserve, Adam has worked for numerous community mental health and social arts programs in various roles. He says ‘this diverse experience allowed me to consider the parallels of psychosocial rehabilitation and psychedelic painting practice, the therapeutic values of creativity and the political power of collaboration.’