Darn Thorn (1975) was born in Sligo, Ireland and holds a MA in Fine Art from Monash University, Australia. He has exhibited in Australia, China, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway & the UK. He is published in Photofile, The Age (Australia) and 36 Exp. (University of Manchester). A studio holder at Spike Island, Bristol, UK (2010-13), he recently participated in the Bristol Biennial (2012) and EXPOSURE at the FORMAT International Photography Festival, Derby, UK, (2013). He has lectured in photography at numerous institutions in Australia including Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne, 2005-8) and he currently teaches masterclasses at the Darkroom located in Block T, Dublin. In 2014 he was been a resident at Fire Station Artists Studio, Dublin and Malakta Art Centre, Malax, Finland. He currently lives in Cork, Ireland.