Australian Art


Born: 1968 Adelaide, SA
  • Aboriginal
  • Contemporary
  • Photographer
  • Known
  • Established

DARREN SIWES: Curriculum Vitae

1968 Born, Adelaide
1992 Studies at Adelaide Central School of Art, South Australia
1996 Bachelor of Visual Arts (Hons), University of South Australia
1997 Graduate Diploma of Education, University of South Australia
1997-2001 Senior Lecturer in Painting and Drawing, Tauondi Incorporated
2002 Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship
MA in Fine Art, Chelsea School of Art, London

Solo Exhibitions
2001 Mis/Perceptions, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
Mis/Perceptions, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne
2002 Mis/Perceptions, garage Regium, Madrid, Spain.
2004 Born Of A Lexicon, Government House, Adelaide
Church Gallery, Perth
Just is, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide

Group Exhibitions
1994 10%, Artzone Gallery, Adelaide
1996 Guddhabungan, Jabal Centre, ANU, Canberra
96 Degrees, South Australian School of Art Graduate Exhibition, Adelaide
1998-99 Three Views of Kaurna Territory Now, Artspace, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide
Telstra 15th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin and touring
1999 Living Here Now: Art and Politics, Australian Perspecta, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2000 Beyond the Pale: Contemporary Indigenous Art, Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Chemistry: Art in South Australia 1990-2000, Art Gallery of South Australia
2001 ARCO, International Art Fair, Madrid, Spain (Greenaway Art Gallery stand).
2002 Recent Acquisitions, Adelaide Festival Centre
Biennale of Sydney, Sydney
Kaurna Reconciliation Public Artwork, a collaborative work with 3 artists, Adelaide Festival Centre forecourt, Adelaide
2003 Second Sight, Brisbane City Gallery, Brisbane
2003 New view- Indigenous Photographiic Perspectives. Monash gallery of Art,Melbourne ,Australia (touring)
2004 Face-up, Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin.
Spirit + Vision, Sammlung Essl Museum, Austria
Adelaide Biennial of Art, Art Gallery of South Australia
Image’s: foto’s en installaties van aboriginal kunstenaars, Aboriginal Art Museum, Utrecht

Art Gallery of South Australia
Flinders University Collection
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Adelaide Festival Centre, South Australia
City of Monash, Melbourne
Art Gallery of Queensland
National Gallery of Australia


October 1999 “Who are we & where do we live now”. Artist profile. Photofile magazine, issue No.57 ( pg 51,52) Sydney,Australia

March 2000 Brenda Croft. “Beyond the Pale”. Adelaide Biennale of Australian Art.(catalogue) Australia

February 2001 Christine Nicholls. Darren Siwes. Exhibition catalogue. Greenaway Art Gallery. ARCO Madrid

May 2001 Christine Nicholls. “Misperceptions”. Exhibition catalogue Greenaway Art Gallery.Adelaide,Australia

June 2001 Jim Moss. “A Ghost in the Machine”. Broadsheet p.15 (exhibition review).

February 2002 Christine Nicholls. “Misperceptions” Exhibition catalogue. Garage Regium. Arte Madrid.

February 2002 Fernando Martin Galan. Exhibition review. ABC Cultural. P.29 ,Spain

March 2002 Francisco Carpio. Exhibition review. Lapiz, Spain

2002 Russell Smith. Samstag catalogue, Adelaide,Australia

2002 “Rising Star”. Artbank magazine, issue 6, p.21.Sydney,Australia

September 2002 “Darren Siwes”. Photofile magazine, Issue No. 66, pps. 10-14.Sydney,Australia

2003 Monash Gallery newsletter No. 11. p.5, Melbourne,Australia

April 2003 Brenda Croft. “New View – Indigenous Photographic Perspectives”. Exhibition catalogue. Monash gallery ,Monash University,Melbourne,Australia

March/May 2003 Christine Nicholls. “Second Sight”. Brisbane City Gallery. Exhibition catalogue. Australia


1998 Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, 15th National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards.

1999 Nikos Papastergiadis. ŒWho Are We & Where We Live, Now‚ Photofile-Strange, Australian Centre for Photography, Vol. 57, Sydney, Australia, October 1999, Pg. 50.

2000 ŒChemistry - Art in South Australia 1990-2000,‚ The Faulding Exhibition, Art Gallery of S.A., Adelaide, South Australia, 2000, pp 79-80.
2000 Art Gallery of S.A., ŒDarren Siwes‚, Beyond The Pale: Contemporary Indigenous Art : 2000 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art. Art Gallery of S.A., Adelaide, South Australia, 2000, pp 79-81.

2000 Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, ŒTransitions -17 Years of The National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award- Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Travelling Exhibition 2000‚, Morph Publishing Service, Darwin, Northern Territory, 2000, Pg. 20, 22.
2000 Art Gallery of NSW, ŒAustralian Perspecta 1999 : Living Here & Now - Art and Politics‚, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, NSW, 1999,

2000 Australian National University - Canberra School Of Art, ŒAcross‚, Canberra School Of Art Gallery. 2000,Canberra, ACT, Pg 6.
2001 Jim Moss ŒA Ghost In The Machine‚ Broadsheet, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia Inc., Vol 30 no 3, Adelaide, Australia, Sept Oct Nov 2001, Pg. 15.


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