Paris and Darmin

About Us

Paris and Darmin realised they worked well together when as part of the Woodford Folk Festival video archive team they pooled their creative talents and made the award winning short film, "Interpreting Woodford". This film won the Spirit of Woodford Video Award in 2010.  They both had an extraordinary passion for photography and Paris had been teaching and using photoshop to create and exhibit new media. At  that time Paris was working as IT manager at the Byron Bay Campus of SAE and Darmin was teaching an Indigenous Masters degree at Southern Cross University. They made a plan to ditch these paid gigs and become full-time practicing artists. Their first major collaborative work was 'Utopia Towers" a 2 metre high effigy of a multi-storey skyscraper made entirely of hundreds of photographs digitally and manually collaged to create this towering sculpture. 'Utopia Towers' won first prize at the Coraki Art Prize.

Their artistic temperaments are excited and challenged when working on one single piece, many robust discussions 'fire' the concepts in the crucible of creativity.They create art singly and together, each influencing each others work and critiquing it at the same time. They have made many more short films since their collaboration began, this lead to the formation of a partnership called the Peppercorn Project a social innovation business using art as an agent of social change. With Darmin's background in audio production and Paris in digital media their art pieces are planned to include audio and video. 

 Imagination, creativity and passion flows from these two artists who are both dedicated and committed to their artistic practice.

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