Darmin has an eye for the ethereal, the unnoticed and the uncommon.
He works from his studio, high in the hills near the counter-culture capital of the universe, Nimbin, Australia, his work reflects his concern for the environment and desire for positive social change.
Darmin is an award winning filmmaker and sound recordist, he is an accomplished musician and an advocate for the rights of Indigenous peoples teaching for many years as an Academic at the Southern Cross University Master of Indigenous Studies Program.
His work is always courageous, often satirical and is a manifestation of his passionate process into self-inquiry. His influences include Monet, Pollack, David Hockney and Da Da. He works in Photography, New Media, Sculpture and Performance Art and collaborates with his partner, artist Paris Naday.
Darmin says " I have been taking photographs and making films from a very early age, my Father was a photographer in the 195O's he had his own darkroom and enlarging equipment. Maybe it is something to do with our family name Cameron, photography is in our blood.
My work is about making the ordinary, extraordinary, attempting to exalt what is seen as mundane to a higher plane. the breath that sustains life is a miracle. I see miracles everywhere, in my backyard, on a city street. I take pictures of the ordinary and manipulate them to highlight an aspect of them that is noteworthy, I want the viewer to take the time to notice, and to reflect on the little things and to be grateful for just 'being'.
Master of Indigenous Studies Southern Cross University
THE FIVE- Gold Coast Art Gallery
Opening act - Pandora's Box Exhibition Blue Knob Gallery 2013
Organiser/Creator - Nimbin Youth Film Festival 2010-2016
- First prize Sculpture Coraki Art Prize for "Utopia Towers" in collaboration with Paris Naday
- First Prize Bentley Art Prize Landscape Photography "Local Landscape"
- Highly Commended Bentley Art Prize sculpture "Mobile Phone Tower"
- Finalist Southern Cross University Alumni of the Year
- Winner Spirit of Woodford Video Award "Interpreting Woodford"
- Runner-up National Water Week Photo Comp " Money Down The Drain"
- Winner Spirit of Woodford Video Award " Chai Tent at the end of the Universe"
2015- Nimbin Autumn Arts - Nimbin Town Hall
2015- Nimbin Artists Gallery
-Nimbin Autumn Arts Extravaganza 2014 Nimbin Australia
-Nimbin Artists Gallery Nimbin Australia
- Byron Arts Classic Byron Bay Australia
- Rupert the Phone Hacker installed/on loan Nimbin Museum, Australia
- 'Pandora's Box' Blue Knob Gallery Nimbin
- Nimbin Spring Arts
- "Five" Gold Coast Art Festival Gallery -Australia Fair
- 'You and Me" Serpentine Gallery Lismore
- Ocean Shores Art Expo New South Wales
- Nimbin Autumn Arts
- "A Musical Interlude" Blue Knob Gallery Nimbin"
- 'Small is Beautiful' Blue Knob Gallery Nimbin
- Nimbin Spring Arts
- Bentley Art Prize Bentley New South Wales
- Coraki Art Prize Coraki New South Wales
- Billen Cliffs 30th Anniversary Exhibition Larnook New South Wales
- Byron Bay Art Classic Byron Bay New South Wales