2001 – 2002  Monash University, Clayton, Victoria Graduate Diploma of Education Qualified to teach in the following areas; Media, Visual arts, Visual communication and design, Photography

2000 – 2002 RMIT Melbourne, Victoria Master of Arts (Media Arts)

1999 – 2000 RMIT Melbourne, Victoria Honors Visual Communication (1st Class) Qualified in the following areas; Design Management, Visual Communication

1996 – 1999 RMIT Melbourne, Victoria BA Media Arts (with distinction) Qualified in the following areas; Digital Imaging, Analogue Imaging, Audio Visual Concepts, Installation and Performance


2015- Rainbow Dance – Ballarat International Photographic Biennale. The City Ballarat Town Hall building Projection.
2015- Obscura – Wahiheke Art Gallery, New Zealand
2015- Geo-Morph – Ballarat lumieres festival.
2015- Solace- Off the Kerb Gallery, Johnston St Collingwood.
2013- Murrindindi Unicorn Gallery  – Unicorn Lane Ballarat 3550.
2012- Untitled- The City Ballarat Town Hall building Projection.
2009- Dolor- Fringe Program Ballarat International Photographic Biennale.
2005- Eternal Oblivion Horsham Regional Art Gallery 80 Wilson Street, Horsham 3400.
2002- Metal of Change Cube 37, Frankston Cultural Centre Davies Street, Frankston 3199.
1999- Galen’s Gift Indigo Studios Toorak Road, Hartwell 3124.


2016- SmallWorks Exhibition, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy. (Allpress Studio Exhibition Prize Recipient)

2016- in flux – Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy. (Selected Artist)
2015- Salon Photographic Awards – Centre of Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy.
2015- Internet is a Cultural Object – Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy. (Selected Artist)
2015- Photography 2015 Exhibition – Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy. (Selected Artist)
2014- Salon Photographic Awards – (Award Recipient) Centre of Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy.
2014- Click, Photographic Exhibition – Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy.
2014- A One, Fawn Gallery.
In Motion, Pumpkin & Sparrow.
2013- Fringe Program, Ballarat International Photographic Biennale.
2009- Marks, Post Office Gallery Ballarat 3350.
2007- The National Photographic Award, Albury Regional Art Gallery.
2005- Art is Festival, Horsham regional Art Gallery.
2002- Metal of Change, Cube 37, Frankston Cultural Centre.
1999- Seize, National Gallery of Victoria.
1998- Media Arts Graduate Exhibition,Span Gallery.
1998- Summer Salon, Centre of Contempory Photography.
1997- I wasn’t kissing her I was just whispering in her mouth, First Site Gallery @ RMIT University.
1996- Delirium, Fad Gallery.
1996- Media Arts First Exhibition, Fad Gallery.


Building Projection – Video Projection Mapping Artist / Stage Productions – Lighting Director / Stage Productions – Video Projection Mapping Director / Stage Productions – Technical Director / Live Music performance – Sound Production and Engineering.
2013- VET dance competition- Video projection mapping, Stage Lighting production. 2013- Season Restaurant Stageplay- Video projection mapping, Technical Director. 2013- MCC talent competition- Video projection mapping.

I have been a practising fine art photographer and media artist and arts educator for past 15 years. My work has mainly focused on the subject matter of the human emotive experience and our interaction to the natural and constructed environment.
Phone number: 0432691119
Email address: damien.orriss@gmail.com


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