Ham Darroch

Ham Darroch is an Australian artist working in sculpture, large scale wall paintings and painting. Darroch’s work is characterised by his use of found objects that are often familiar parts of our everyday lives. He transforms these objects in innovative ways using art historical references to create a unique visual vocabulary. 

The works explore new possibilities of artistic expression through inventive associations. His imagery is universal evoking shared histories and experiences, place, and perception while revealing a deep sensitivity to the optical effects of geometric colour. In 2006, he completed an MFA (research) COFA University of New South Wales and in 1997 a Bachelor of Arts from the Australian National University. From 2006-2009 he lived in London and has worked as an assistant to Bridget Riley since 2004.

Ham was the Recipient of the 2017 Rosalie Gascoigne Memorial Award.