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John Douglas is an award-winning Australian multimedia artist whose exhibitions have received acclaim and caused controversy both in his home country and internationally.

He decided he wanted to be an artist and immediately began painting at the age of 8, and has never had any misgivings about his decision to follow the artistic path.

He studied at the Queensland College of Art until his expulsion in 1984 for being a “disruptive and disturbing influence”, after which his career really took off.

He has had many group and solo exhibitions in Australia, including for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras festival (1994, 1995, 1997, 2003 & 2005) and an exhibition for Sydney’s cultural festival for the 2002 Gay Games.


His international solo exhibitions include shows in Paris (France), Fort Lauderdale (USA), Bangkok (Thailand), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Geneva (Switzerland) and Shanghai (China).

He is an internationally published writer of fiction and non-fiction.  He has been a regular cartoonist and writer for several publications.  

His photography encompasses a broad spectrum of styles and themes, including for newspapers and magazines around the world, and for corporate clients.

In 2018 he was commissioned to compose and record the one hour music sound-piece Unearthed for the Eden Unearthed exhibition in Sydney, Australia.

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