Tina Douglas is a muliti-disciplinary artist with an emphasis on painting. Explorations have included improvised sound, video and DIY conductive painting and constructed works. She has First Class Honours, Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts), Latrobe University, and Masters in Art by Research (Media Arts) RMIT University. She was the recipient of the first Southern Cross Travelling Scholarship at Latrobe University. Her works is held in private and public collections. Tina lives and works in Melbourne, Australia
Masters in Art by Research (Media Arts) RMIT University, Melbourne
Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) Honours, La Trobe University, Bendigo
Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art), Bendigo College of Advanced Education, Bendigo
Solo Exhibitions and Performance
2018: Live Electronic Showcase 20 Swamplands Bar, Thornbury. Featuring: Justin Ashworth: Sound Artist, Cleaning lady, Tina Douglas, Mr Rachele | Blindfold test: a showcase of instrument builders The Burrow, Fitzroy. Clinton Green & Ernie Althoff, Tina Douglas & Michelle Nguyen, Jen Tait (Gwenhwyfar) & Zela Papageorgiou | Diffusion II Horse Bazaar, Melbourne, Beliegha (Curse Ov Dialect), Xenosine, Tina Douglas, Exogene + Puscha | Resonant House Party Iron Rose, Tina Douglas*, Chris Rule and Skuene, Scenic Recovery, Niddrie 2017: node Alternating Current Space, Windsor | Process Hawthorn Art Centre, Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn Civic Space, Hawthorn | 2016: Signal Box Five Walls Projects, Footscray | PAY ATTENTION! Performed as part of event. 8 Acts. The Tote, Collingwood | the introduction of z Arcade, Five Walls, Footscray | holding pattern fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne | draw Studio 5, Fitzroy, Melbourne | Tina Douglas - Laptop, sensor devices synthesizing 3D position data projector, found & recorded sounds, sound reactive video feed, Make It Up Club, Fitzroy | 2013: Random Access: Charts for Thinking Place Gallery, Richmond | 2012: X, Y, Z Mundi Place Gallery, Richmond | 2011: Paintings Place Gallery, Richmond | 2010: Works on Paper Place Gallery, Richmond | 2009: Paintings Place Gallery, Richmond | 2007: Paintings Place Gallery, Richmond, Melbourne | 2004: Paintings Watson Place Gallery, Melbourne | 2003: betaversionpack Melbourne Fringe Festival, Studio 15, Abbey Studios, Richmond | betaversion 4.2 First Site Gallery, RMIT University, Melbourne 2003 | 2001: Paintings on Art Gallery Walls Pinacotheca, Richmond | 1998: Paintings Pinacotheca, Richmond | 1995: Paintings Pinacotheca, Richmond | 1993: Paintings: Pinacotheca, Richmond | 1993: Tina Douglas La Trobe University, Bendigo
*sound/ conductive objects/sound reactive video projection
Group Exhibitions and Performance
2018 COOPER ENGINEERING NOISE ORCHESTRA ROUND 2!! Make It Up Club, Fitzroy | New Dimensions in Incomprehensibilities 2 - Admin.Bldg./ Paul Kidney Experience & Sean Baxter / Tina Douglas & Dave Brown, The Burrow, Fitzroy | Rcktsrgry, kutuk, chris rule & skueue, Eamon C-J, Grumpy's, Fitzroy | Sacred Order of Magnitude - Justin Ashworth - Die Like a God | Kutuk, The Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar, Melbourne | Abstraction Twentyeighteen. A collaborative exhibition between Five Walls Projects, Justin House Museum, Stephen MacLaughlin Gallery, Langford 120 in Melbourne and Factory 49 in Sydney | Shabara/Suryadi/Pbbbt/Parwata; Reidy/Douglas/Pultz; ES, The Make It Up Club, Fitzroy 2017 - 2018: Let's Play: The art of our time 14 December 2017 - 25 February 2018, Bunjil Place Gallery, Narre Warren. Curated by Rodney James. Artists: Brook Andrew, Terry Batt, Polly Borland (UK/USA), Tina Douglas, Emily Floyd, Shaun Gladwell (AUS/UK), Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro, Chayni Henry, Troy Innocent, Jess Johnson (NZ/USA), Jeff Koons (USA), Maria Kontis, Fiona McMonagle, Jan Nelson, Trent Parke, Patricia Piccinini, Robert Pulie, Nick Selenitsch, Tim Silver, Fleur Summers and Miwa Yanagi (Japan). 2017: Douglas/Mikayama, Slithers/Chen, Liebscher/Scott Make It Up Club, Bar Open, Fitzroy | Modulated by Noise Zine launch. Neon Parlour Gallery & Studios, Brunswick. 13 performances by those involved. thisisnonlinear.com / Her Way A group exhibition, 5 Rankins Lane, Melbourne. Melbourne Artists Lily May Waters, TIna Douglas, Kari McInneney, Jess Milne and Emily Raubenheimer | PKE-Tina Douglas-Hi Vis play AESO, AESO Studio, Fitzroy | Powered by Steam 3 Grant Overend + Nat Grant, Anthony Cooley + Sorcha Wilcox, Tina Douglas + David Prescott-Steed, The last Chance Rock n Roll Bar, Nth Melbourne 2016: Melbourne Drone Orchestra. Supported by Galereh Pour & Adam Simmons, Sacred Order of Magnitude, Memo Hall, St Kilda | 5 Rankins Lane, Melbourne. Showing selected work by Sarah de Teliga, Tina Douglas, Brooke Fitzsimons, Adrienne Gaha, Conner Grogan, Tim Maguire, Matthew Martin, Stefan Mau, Ilya Milstein, Marlee Pasinetti | BK Opera Presents: Carmen, Howler, Brunswick.Supporting act ****Sacred Order of the Magnitude | ****Sacred Order of the Magnitude featuring Matt Refund, Shane Van Den Akker, Tina Douglas, Nik Kennedy @ Sound of Not Doing #2, Magnet Studios, Coburg | Tina Douglas /Refund/Flat Effect LongPlay, Nth Fitzroy | Artist talks. Tina Douglas, Arcade, Troy Innocent, Five Walls, Emily Chen, Wall Space and Knees, Trocadero Artspace, Footscray | R/P/W Curates Aeso Studio, curated by Richards/Palliser/Wadley. Ian Wadley/Seth Rees Duo - Guitar & Guitar. David Palliser/Tina Douglas Duo - Woodwinds, effects| Video & computer music. Stevie Richards/Maria Moles Duo - DIY Analog Modular Synth / Drums, effects.2015: SOUND OF NOT DOING #01 visuals: sound reactive video feed, Magnet Studios, Coburg | Fire & Sound 1 Barisal Guns* Magnet Studios, Melbourne | DISCO MULTIVERSE Barisal Guns* Tote Upstairs, Collingwood | Black Zenith w/ Vijay Thillaimuthu / Lloyd Honeybrook & Tina Douglas Conduit Arts, Fitzroy | Tina Douglas with Peter Webster Make It Up Club, Bar Open, Fitzroy | Tweak IV, Studio 5, Fitzroy. Julia Reidy + Lloyd Honeybrook, Rod Cooper, Left Hand Rath (Michael Famularo + Toby Brodel), Human Lard (Nik Kennedy, Stevie Richards), Barisal Guns* (Tina Douglas + Peter Webster). 2012: Noise Flash@ Liquid Architecture aka WilhelmScream (Tina Douglas), Laptop, sensor devices synthesizing 3D position data (Nintendo Will controller, Leap Motion controller, Xbox Kinect) found and recorded sounds, Melbourne Museum, Melbourne | Noise Flash aka Rhizome (Tina Douglas), Laptop, Nintendo Will controller, found and recorded sounds, Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne | 2013: Drawing in Space Phillis Palmer Gallery, Latrobe University, Bendigo | DE-Light, Longplay, Melbourne aka As Yet Unnamed Universe (Nik Kennedy, Tina Douglas, Phil Holquinn) | Tweak Studio 5, Fitzroy, RCKTSRGRY** | Great Waitress @ Richmond Uniting Church supporting act RCKTSRGRY* Richmond | 2011: Make It Up Club RCKTSRGRY**, w/Vintage B Space mashup projection (Tina Douglas), Bar Open, Fitzroy | 2010: Stutter Holy Boner, with aka Grand Guigonal (Tina Douglas)- 100 ways to die - Horror mashup projection, Horse Bazaar, Melbourne | RCKTSRGRY** CD launch with Marco Fusinato, Brad Smith, & Chicks on Weed, Pony Bar, Melbourne Off The Kerb Gallery RCKTSRGRY** collaboration with Eros, visual artist, Off The Kerb Gallery, Collingwood | 2009: Make It Up Club RCKTSRGRY** Bar Open, Fitzroy | Stutter RCKTSRGRY** Horse Bazaar, Melbourne | 2008: Portraits of Artists Exhibited short film The History Of The Things That Go Missing -a portrait of the artist Jim Fuller. Produced and co directed by Tina Douglas. Filmed at Veronica Gardens Retirement Village, Northcote. Place Gallery, Richmond | Make It Up Club, Holy Boner, with aka Grand Guigonal (Tina Douglas) visuals: horror mashups, Bar Open, Fitzroy | 2004: Works on Paper Watson Place Gallery, Melbourne | 1996: who3 Shepparton Art Gallery, Shepparton | 1995: 12th Biennial Spring Festival of Drawing Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington | 1994: Salon Pinacotheca, Richmond | 1993: Acquisitions Bendigo Art Gallery Bendigo Honours Graduate Show La Trobe University, Bendigo
Awards: Southern Cross Network Travelling Scholarship
Collections: Bendigo Art Gallery, La Trobe University Collection, La Trobe University FM Courtis Collection, Southern Cross Network Collection, Private collections
2017: James, Rodney, Let's Play: The art of our time (exhibit. cat) p 36-37 exhibition essay, Bunjil Place Gallery, City of Casey 2017 | Hawthorn Arts Centre website events page: http://www.hawthornartscentre.com.au/event/process-tina-douglas/ 2016: James, Rodney, Holding Pattern exhibition essay, fortyfivedownstairs (exhibit. cat) | Exhibition Briefs Art Almanac, April 2016 NO SIGNAL Sound Art Compilation (Vol. 1)*** | 2011: Webb, Penny, Exhibition review, The Age, Melbourne Magazine, Friday, 26 August, 2011 Hollingworth, Robert, Trans/Form, The Art Life, art blog, September 25 2011 | 2007: Backhouse, Megan. Art Around The Galleries, A2, The Age Newspaper, November 10, p. 20, 2007 Webb, Penny. Visual Arts, Art Review, M Magazine, The Sunday Age Newspaper, November 11, p. 29, 2007 | 2006: Fuller, Trevor, Bruce Pollard and Pinacotheca: psychological content, Artlink, Vol. 26 No.4, 2006: 92,93 (download) | 2004: Douglas, Tina. The Parallels of Painting and Digital Reproduction Technology as Imitative Devices, 2004. Master of Arts RMIT University | 2001: Heathcote, Christopher. p 580, Australian Painting, 1788–2000 Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1962 (updated 1991 with Terry Smith; & update 2001 with Christopher Heathcote) | 2000: Heathcote, Christopher. The Mark in Question – Allan Mitelman and Mostyn Bramley-Moore, Art & Australia, Vol. 37, No. 4, 2000, p. 574, 2001 | 1993 Hastings, Elizabeth. Bendigo Art Gallery Acquisitions 93,( exhib. cat), 1993 Heathcote, Christopher. Art Review, The Age Newspaper, April 14, 1993
****Sacred Order of the Magnitude is a microtonal/xenharmonic ambient group project, featuring Matt Refund, Shane Van Den Akker, Tina Douglas, Nik Kennendyi *Barisal Guns is a sound and visual collaboration between Tina Douglas & Peter Webster. Laptop, sensor devices synthesising 3D position data, sound reactive realtime video feed, found and recorded sounds **RCKTSRGRY is a sound & visual collaboration between Tina Douglas on laptop and Nintendo Wii controller/visuals, and Nik Kennedy on pedals, electronics, adapted instruments).*** A selection of artists both established and emerging making contributions to the sound + multimedia art scene in Melbourne and compiled in USB format. Contributing artists: ASPS, Aviva Endean, Carolyn Connors, Cheap Present, Colostomy Baguette?, David R. Coen, EN.V, Eves, Expurgatory, Karli White, Keith W. Clancy, Lara Soulio, Lisa Lerkenfeldt, Llara Isabell Arena, Louis Fourie, Michael Candy, Military Position, Miranda Liebscher, Papaphilia, Ruby Fiedler, Savage Nobles, Thembi Soddell, Tina Douglas
Art Community Work
2007: Guest artist – National Gallery of Victoria. Animation workshop for young disadvantaged people 2006: Project Media Artist –Shepparton Access animation project, Shepparton. A twenty week/one day a week animation project 2005: CinemAbility – Personal Stories Told Through Animation Project, at the Vision Australia Centre, Shepparton. Works were screened at the Shepparton City Council coinciding with an exhibition of working drawings and models/sets at the Eastbank Centre, Shepparton. Also screened as part of Create Your State Of Mind , Euroa Community Centre as part of Mental Health Week | Project artist for a twenty week|one day a week animation project at St John of God, Churinga Social Services, Greensborough | Guest artist – Introductory animation workshop at Kangan Batman TAFE for participants of the Get Made community project, Broadmeadows ran by National Gallery of Victoria – Youth Access Unit 2004: Project Media Artist -Department of Human Service Innovations Grant for the CinemAbility – Personal Stories Told Through Animation Project, involving the City of Greater Shepparton (part of the North Shepparton Neighborhood Renewal Project) in partnership with the Greater Shepparton City Council, North Shepparton Community & Learning Centre, Shepparton Access and the Eastbank Centre | Project Media Artist -Arts Access/ Art Day South Dingley -Handmade animation project | 2003: Project Media Artist Arts Access Australia Guest artist -Art Day South Dingley Animation and special effects workshop, Art Day South group, Oakleigh. | Received Creative Capacity -Artist in Community funding, Arts Victoria for Art Day Animation project, Dingley, in partnership with Arts Access. Exhibited at the inaugral The Other Film Festival, Melbourne Museum | Produced and co directed the film The History Of The Things That Go Missing -a portrait of the artist Jim Fuller, Veronica Gardens Retirement Village, Northcote | 2002 Studio Manager–Development, Arts Project Australia | 2002 – 1996: Animation and Interactive Media Co-ordinator, Developer, Artsworker, Arts Project Australia Studios | 2001: magic movie screens: from vacuum cleaning to Plumpers dance party exhibition and screening, Arts Project Australia Gallery, Northcote. 2001 Opened by Victoria Lynn, Chair of Australia Council’s Visual Arts Craft Board and Curatorial Manager, Cinemedia (now ACMI) | Received National Exhibition Touring Scheme NETS funding for development of Clash of the Titans, proposed national travelling exhibition | Professional Development Co-ordinator at Arts Project Australia | Short Cuts screening and floor talk, Verve! – National Symposium of Arts and Disability, Gasworks , Melbourne | Short Cuts selected for Superfest –International Media Festival on Disabilities, Berkeley, California 2000 +Earthcore Festival | 2001 – 1994: Artsworker Arts Project Australia Studios | 2000: Short Cuts screened at Blue Octopus Club, London, England 1998+ National Film and Television School, England | 1999: Curated exhibition of work from the program FIVE, Arts Project Australia Gallery | 1998: Short Cuts, High Beam Festival screening and floor talk, Mercury Cinema, Adelaide 1998. Screening of Short Cuts | Performance of Terry Williams’ sound works (from Short Cuts), Fifty Record Players, Volt-New Visions, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane – Brisbane Festival 1998 | 1998 – 1999 | Outreach Artsworker at Statewide Forensic Centre, Kingsbury | 1997 – 1994: Outreach Artsworker, Pentridge K Division Jail, Intellectual Disability Unit, Coburg Curated exhibition of work from the program SEVEN, Arts Project Australia Gallery | 1996: Outreach Artsworker, Janefield Centre, Intellectual Disability Residential Centre, Kingsbury
Voluntary + Committees
2013 - present : Tweak, Studio 5, Fitzroy: Tweak I - IV Experimental sound events. Organizing and curating: Tweak I Studio 5, Fitzroy, 2013. Richie Cyngler, Monolith, cleaninglady, RCKTSRGRY**, Seame Camplbell (Sympathia, Phillip Holquinn. Curated by Nik Kennedy | Tweak II Studio 5, Fitzroy 2014. Tina Douglas - printed acetate, acrylic ink, clips, wires, single light source. Seame Camplbell (Sympathia), instrument builder, circuit bender, peiezzo lover. Julia Reidy, guitar, Phillip Holquinn + Nik Kennedy. Peter Webser, found objects, video. Curated by Nik Kennedy + Tina Douglas | Tweak III Studio 5, Fitzroy 2015 . Dale Gorfinkel + Brett Thompson, Robbie Avenaim + Julia Reidy Curated by Julia Reidy + Tina Douglas| Tweak IV, Studio 5, Fitzroy 2015 . Julia Reidy + Lloyd Honeybrook, Rod Cooper, Left Hand Rath (Michael Famularo + Toby Brodel), Human Lard (Nik Kennedy, Stevie Richards), Barisal Guns* (Tina Douglas + Peter Webster). Curated by Nik Kennedy + Tina Douglas.
2003 - 2004 Artful Dodgers, Collingwood: Media artist. Works developed were displayed at the Shelter Project, NGV fore-court, Melbourne Fring Festival.
2003 - 2004 The Other Film Festival : Member of inaugral Development/Selection Committee. First screening was held at the Melbourne Museum.
2000 - 2002 Arts Project Australia, Northcote: New building committee
1996 - 2002 Arts Project Australia, Northcote: Artsworker representative
1991 - 1992 Artspace Studios, Bendigo: Vice President. Artist run studios and gallery space.