Photomedia artist Simone Darcy lives and works in Newcastle, Australia. Simone is currently studying her MFA in photography at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney. From 2011 – 2015 Simone worked as a sessional lecturer in Photography, Creative Arts at The University of Newcastle along with coordinating community photovoice projects for young women. In 2016 Simone will be an artist-in-residence at The National Maritime Museum, Sydney.
Simone’s work has been shown in galleries nationally and internationally, with work selected in a number of awards including HeadOn Portrait Prize twice at The Australian Centre of Photography; Previous winner of Best Portrait at the Summer Salon at the Centre of Contemporary Photography; The National Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra; Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award and The New York Photo Festival Exposure Awards.
Simone’s ongoing project Family of Trees is an abstract journey through life and loss, surrounded by the beauty of the natural world and the shadows that are always present. Recently Simone has returned to analog collage which gives her the freedom to deal with the unexplained, the nature of opposites and being in an absurd world.