Born 1986, Alice Springs, Australia
Lives and works Nothern Territory & Adelaide, South Australia
Derik Lynch is an initiated Yankunytjatjara man born in Alice Springs in 1986. Derik grew up in community in Old Timers Camp in Alice Springs. He spent his childhood living between many communities in the Northern Territory and South Australia, including Umoona/Coober Pedy, Aputula/Finke, and Santa Teresa. He has worked both nationally and internationally in theatre, film and TV, including at the Southbank Theatre, London, Belvoir Street Theatre (Sydney Theatre Company), and at the Sydney Opera House with DANCERITES (2019). During the London run of Namatjira, Derik was also invited for a private audience with Queen Elizabeth II. His recent work Marungka tjalatjunu, with Australian artist Matthew Thorne, won the Silver Bear Jury prize at Berlinale. Derik currently works as an artist, educator, and youth worker.

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