Gai-mariagal Festival 2023 - Events

'His Royal Travesty' exhibition by BLAK DOUGLAS

3 June 2023  |  1:30pm to 3:00pm

In Conversation with artist Blak Douglas

In conjunction with the 'HIS ROYAL TRAVESTY' exhibition at Ridge Street Window Gallery (43 Ridge St, North Sydney) join 2022 Archibald Prize Winner BLAK DOUGLAS in conversation.

Meet at Ridge Street Window Gallery, 43 Ridge Street North Sydney. The group will then proceed to Stanton Library Conference Room for artist talk and meet the artist.

HIS ROYAL TRAVESTY is the inaugural exhibition at North Sydney Council's RIDGE STREET WINDOW GALLERY and part of the Gai-maraigal Festival


Blak Douglas, is the 2022 Art Gallery of NSW Archibald Prize winner, will present his works at the new Ridge Street Window Gallery, North Sydney.

The exhibition can be viewed from 43 Ridge St from 26 May until 10 July 2023. The exhibition is presented as part of the Gai-maraigal Festival

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.

Photo credit: Blak Douglas by Ben Pearse

  • Event cost:  Free - Bookings essential
  • RSVP: Thursday, 1 June 2023
  • Event location 43 Ridge Street - Ridge Window Gallery followed by Stanton Library Conference Room, 234 Miller Street, North Sydney  NSW  2060

Event Location - Ridge Street Window Gallery

In Conversation with artist 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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