Gai-mariagal Festival 2023 - Events

'His Royal Travesty' exhibition by BLAK DOUGLAS

Exhibition - 26 May to 10 July 2023
9:00am to 8:00pm

'His Royal Travesty' exhibition by BLAK DOUGLAS

North Sydney Council presents the inaugural exhibition at Ridge Street Window Gallery as part of the 2023 Gai-maraigal Festival


LAUNCH EVENT: Friday 2 June (5.30-7.30pm)

Blak Douglas is the 2022 Art Gallery of NSW Archibald Prize Winner. He was born Adam Douglas Hill in Blacktown (1970) and based in Sydney, the Dhungatti artist has spent the last 20 years creating work with social justice commentary and powerful symbolism. Blak Douglas is well known for the quirky titles of his work, often a play on words, that reflect the deeper commentary of his work.

Influenced by his study of graphic design, the recognisable style of Blak Douglas’ work has seen his work collected by institutions around Australia and the world including the National Gallery of Australia, National Maritime Museum, Aboriginal Art Museum (Utrecht, Netherlands) as well as regional galleries around NSW. He has exhibited extensively in Australia and overseas and a finalist numerous times in Art Prizes such as Telstra National Indigenous Art Awards, Art Gallery of NSW Archibald and Wynne Prizes, Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Prize, Mosman Art Prize, Blake Prize and Kilgour Art Prize and more. He is also an accomplished Yidaki (Didgeridoo) player performing at large festivals and opening ceremonies such as Rugby World Cup and Australian Idol Final.

See artist talk listing
"In Conversation with artist Blak Douglas" - 03 June 2023

  • Event cost:  Free
  • LAUNCH EVENT: Friday 2 June (5.30-7.30pm)
  • The Ridge St Window Gallery is viewed from the street. It is available until 8pm each evening.

Event Location - Ridge Street Window Gallery

'His Royal Travesty' exhibition by BLAK DOUGLAS - Contacts

Enquiries Email

 02  9936 8100 

Event Enquiries Phone Number.

Ridge St Window Gallery
43 Ridge Street
North Sydney  NSW  2067

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We acknowledge the original custodians of the land, the Gai-mariagal clans of the Northern Sydney Region.  We pay our respects to the Elders past and present.