Darren Sylvester (AU)


Born 1974, Sydney, Australia
Lives and works Melbourne, Australia
Darren Sylvester’s practice works across staged photography, sculpture, music and installation. Every work contains the unique result of detailed research and planning, designed to investigate and express the language between perceived high and low culture, the nature of authenticity, high gloss desirability, and inevitable mortality.

In 2019 Sylvester was the subject of a major survey exhibition and monograph at NGV Australia, with ‘Carve a Future, Devour Everything, Become Something’. Selected recent group exhibitions include ‘Maria Kozic x Darren Sylvester’, Neon Parc, Melbourne (2023); the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: ‘Free/State’, (2022); and ‘The National’ at Carriageworks, NSW (2021).

PHOTO 2024 Events

Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March