Brad Darkson is a South Australian visual artist currently working across various media including carving, sound, sculpture, multimedia installation, and painting. Darkson's practice is regularly focused on site specific works, as well as reconnecting with culture. His current research interests include seaweed, surveillance, ritualised human behaviour, and the neo-capitalist hellhole we're all forced to exist within. Conceptually Darkson's work is often informed by strong ties to both his Narungga First Nations and Anglo Australian heritage.
In 2015 he completed a BFA at the University of South Australia and in 2017 he completed an MFAD at the University of Tasmania. Selected exhibitions include Experimenta Life Forms (international triennial of media art) touring 2021 - 2024; Adelaide//International (group exhibition) Samstag Museum 2020; International Symposium on Electronic Art (South Korea) 2019; VIETNAM – ONE IN, ALL IN (Country Arts SA national exhibition) touring 2019 – 2021; The Return (group exhibition) Dark Mofo 2018; LOSS. GAIN. REVERB. DELAY. (solo exhibition) Vitalstatistix 2017.
Darkson currently sits on the board of The Australian Network for Art and Technology, the Guildhouse Artist Advisory Group, and as an Arts South Australia peer assessor.
Photograph by Adam Murakami 2017. www.amurakami.com