Simone Douglas

Associate Professor, Director MFA program

Simone Douglas’ work incorporates installation, photography, video and more recently site-specific works. Out of a practice that engages with contemporary issues of the sublime, cultural and environmental legacy have become rising issues in her work. At current she is working on a large-scale installation, Promise. The research that supports Promise encompasses indigenous and post colonial histories, environmental engineering, ecological impact and climate change. Her site-specific work is an extension of a long term, ongoing project Douglas initiated; Exquisite Corpse, A Visual Research Collaboration. The collaborative project asks artists and designers internationally respond to crucial issues of the environment while working with cultural differences and historical legacies. The project has taken place to date in China, USA, Europe and Australia. This ongoing commitment to issues of environment, intercultural facilitation and art as a medium that activates key issues of our time is the backbone of Douglas’ larger agenda within her practice. Her works have been exhibited internationally including at the V&A Museum/London, Photographers Gallery/London, the Art Gallery of NSW/Sydney, National Gallery Of Victoria/ Melbourne, the MCA/Sydney, the Australian Centre for Photography/ Sydney, The Ian Potter Center for Contemporary Art/ Melbourne. Her work is widely published and she has curated for institutions such as The Getty Conservation Institute.