DARCY+ROSE is a collaboration between award winning local photographers Simone Darcy and Hannah Rose. The studio will be a workspace for the two, where they can also hold workshops and the occasional exhibition.
The duo have created photography workshops to suit all levels and ages, from complete beginners to more specialised industry focused. The workshops are a product of the inspiration they find from sharing knowledge, inspiring and arming people with the tools to create and take control of their work. The workshops run parallel with the photographer’s own commercial and personal image making, keeping them on their toes.
DARCY+ROSE aim to deliver amazing imagery to their clients and to ensure their students are capable of taking excellent photos and feel part of a photography community. Empowering and inspiring them to get out and make beautiful pictures.
The focus on bringing positive changes to Newcastle alongside the support and oppurtunites for creatives was the reason DARCY+ROSE approached Renew Newcastle looking for a home. “We were inspired by the creative activation of the otherwise forgotten corners around the city, and the positive outcomes that have emerged as a result.”
Tell us about the space itself:
The studio we have through Renew is a perfect fit for us. We will be using the space to shoot our own commercial and personal works and to run our new workshops. We want the space to be filled with all things photography and anyone who wants to learn about photography!
Simone Darcy lives in Newcastle where she works as a freelance photographer and photomedia lecturer at The University of Newcastle.
Simone has over the last 12 years shown her work in galleries around Australia and New York, with work being included in the following prizes:
Head On Portrait Prize, The Australian Centre of Photography
Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award
Received Second Prize in the Queensland Portrait Prize, Queensland Centre of Photography
New York Photo Prize, The Powerhouse Arena
Received Best Portrait Prize, Nikon Summer Salon at The Centre of Contemporary Photography
National Photography Prize, Albury Regional Art Gallery
Simone’s work will be featured in Identities Now, Contemporary Portrait Photography – due for release in November 2012. Published by Peter Hay Halpert, New York
Hannah Rose is freelance photographer living and working from Newcastle, Australia. Her work is mainly concerned with the moments and stories of everyday life, with a particular interest in nomadic cultures and the interaction between man and animals.
She has been working professionally in photography and post production for 5 years, shooting both national and local campaigns spanning across fields of advertising, documentary, editorial, fashion and lifestyle.
2009 – Finalist: Olive Cotton Portrait Prize.
2010 – Awarded Emerging Editorial Photographer of the Year: Australian Commercial & Media Photographer’s Association and Trampoline.
2010 – Highly Commended: Doug Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize
2010 – Finalist: National Portrait Prize
2010 – Presented ‘The Empire’ at The Australian Centre for Photography
2010 – Presented ‘The Empire’ at Reportage International Documentary Festival Projections.
2012 – Nominated for Reflexions World Masterclass in Europe
2013 – ‘The Last Nomad’ will feature at the Reportage International Documentary Festival Projections and the print exhibtion will feature at HeadOn Photography Festival in Sydney.