Lives in Kingscliff, Australia


Simone Darcy is a multidisciplinary artist working in photography, collage and sculpture. In recent years her work has been guided by a search for the most powerful means to represent the autobiographical experience and explore different strategies of self-portraiture.

Education & Work

2011-2017 Sessional Lecturer in Photomedia, The University of Newcastle

MFA at The University of Sydney SCA - Current

Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours. The University of Newcastle 

Diploma of Education (Visual Arts & Design) The University of Newcastle


Prizes & Awards

Gaffa Experimental Photo Festival Award, Sydney 2016

Photobook Melbourne Image Award 2016

The Friends of the University of Newcastle Art Prize

Muswellbrook Photographic Prize 2014 & 2012

The National Portrait Prize, Canberra 2013

HeadOn Portrait Prize, ACP 2012

Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award 2012

Second Prize in the Queensland Portrait Prize, QCP 2012

New York Photo Prize, The Powerhouse Arena 2012

Awarded Best Portrait, Summer Salon at CCP Melbourne 2004

HeadOn Portrait Prize, Sydney 2004

National Photography Prize, Albury Regional Art Gallery 2004

The Olive Cotton Portrait Prize, Tweed River Gallery 2004


Solo Exhibitions

2018 Felted Roof. SCA Gallery

2016/17 Point North, Reykjavík Museum of Photography, Iceland

2016 Point North. Arts System Wickham

2015 The Bus Stop Project. Maitland Regional Art Gallery

2012 The Bus Stop Project Public Installation, Newcastle 

2004  Phantasm-­hood, The University of Newcastle Gallery

2004 ‘Absence’, Span 1, 2 & 3 Galleries Melbourne

2003 ‘Stills’, Newcastle Art Space, Newcastle


Group Exhibitions

2018 Light Objects, Photography in the Expanded Field. Perth Centre for Photography

2017 The Cutting Room, The Bearded Tit Redfern

2016 Makers Matter, Gaffa Gallery Sydney

2016 CCP Salon Melbourne

2016 Der Greif Process 2.0 Krakow Photomonth Poland 2016

2016 Traces, Verge Gallery Sydney

2015 Directors Cut, Gallery 139 Hamilton

2014 December Show, 10x8 Gallery Sydney

2014 Place & Space, The Grove. The Entrance Gallery

2014 The Acquisitive Prize, The University of Newcastle Gallery

2013 'Eternity' Damien Minton Gallery Sydney

2013 Working: Newcastle. Curated by Damien Minton. The University of Newcastle Gallery

2013 The Loop Creatives, MTV Sydney

2004 The University of Newcastle Photomedia Staff Show, Lovett Gallery

2004 Presence Suspended, Photo Technica, Sydney 

2004 Lomo Australia Exhibition, Photo Technica, Sydney 

2003 Plastic Photo Show, Obscurity Gallery, Nth Fitzroy 

2003 Newdigit, Field Gallery, Newcastle 



2018 Studio Kura Residency. Japan

2015 Neslit Artist Residency. Iceland

2014 The Grove Residency. Australia


Teen Photovoice Projects & Exhibition - Curator & Project Manager

2017 Newcastle Regional Art Gallery

2016 The Arthouse, Central Coast

2015 Gallery 139 Hamilton

2014 Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery