Ed Douglas: On My Father's Drawing Board
Exhibition Dates September 18 - October 14 2019
Ed Douglas is an Adelaide Hills artist who, as an art educator for 24 years with the South Australian School of Art, helped to influence the rise of artists engaged with photography in South Australia. He studied visual art in San Francisco, near where he was born, and received his Masters Degree in Fine Art there in 1969. His art is included in major art collections in Australia, the US, and Europe.
He says that, 'Art, the contemporary and historic entity, and life, aspects of being human in an increasingly complex and vulnerable world, are the subject matter that most interests him.
In the late 1930s his father bought a wooden drawing board when he began studying art in college. Ed grew up knowing that board to be a part of his father's studio. In 2014 when his father died in California Ed sent the board home to Australia where he is now using it as an element in each image of the series.