Simone Darcy (Australia) Residence: September 2019
Simone Darcy is an interdisciplinary from Newcastle, Australia. Her practice explores ways of fusing together fabrics and photographs into collage and assemblage, employing strategies of abstraction and symbolism in challenging ideas on culture, domesticity and eroticism.
Simone currently works as a visual arts & photography teacher at the Hunter School of the Performing Arts and previously as a lecturer in Photomedia at The University of Newcastle. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from The University of Newcastle. She has been a finalist in The National Portrait Prize; HeadOn Portrait Prize at the Australian Centre of Photography; The New York Photo Prize; The Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photographic Prize; Gaffa Experimental Photography Prize and Melbourne Photobook Image Award. Other notable exhibitions include Point Light at Reykjavik Museum of Photography Iceland; Light Objects – Photography in the Expanded Field at Perth Centre of Photography and The Bus Stop Project at Maitland Regional Art Gallery.
At Studio Kura Simone will continue her focus on the material means by which photographic based artworks communicate and exist in the world.
– website: www.simonedarcy.com