Blak Douglas

Born Adam Douglas Hill Blacktown (1970), Western Sydney to a Dhungatti Aboriginal Father / Caucasian Mother. Trained in illustration & photography, became self-practiced in painting. a classically trained Yidaki player performing nationally and internationally, accompanying the likes of Albert David, Christine Anu, Gondwana Voices, Paul Jarman, Jessica Mauboy, Jane Rutter, Music Viva and Peter Sculthorpe. Major events have included Australian Idol, The Deadlys, The Rugby World Cup opening ceremony, and the welcome for Nelson Mandela. Blak Douglas is the 2022 Winner of the Archibald Prize.


Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies, AAMU Utrecht – Holland, Artbank, Art Gallery of NSW, Blacktown, Campbelltown, City of Sydney, Lane Cove & Liverpool Councils, National Gallery of Australia, National Museum of Australia, Newcastle University Art Gallery, NSW Parliament House Collection, QAGOMA, Sydney Grammar School, Town Hall Collection, Taipei Museum and University of Western Sydney.