Faridah Cameron’s painting has evolved from her experiences living and working in many different cultural environments in Australia and overseas.
In 1993, after completing her BA (Fine Art) in the Northern Territory, she co-founded a visual theatre company based in Queensland with international theatre director Neil Cameron. As artistic director and principal artist she oversaw the design and creation of stunning imagery for dozens of events across Australia.
In 2004 Faridah Cameron moved to Hobart and altered the focus of her work to full time studio practice. In her paintings she explores relationships between past and present, between the art of diverse cultures, and between traditional crafts and contemporary painting; the thread-like application of paint becomes a metaphor for connection and continuity.
She has been a finalist in the Alice Prize (Packing Room Prize 2014), Blake Prize (Highly Commended in 2012, 2013), Togart Contemporary Art Prize (2009, 2012), Bay of Fires Art Prize (2012), Glover Prize (2010, 2011, 2013), Archangel Art Prize (2009, 2010), Sovereign Asian Art Prize (2005) and Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize (2005).
She has taught at universities, schools and communities throughout Australia. Her work has been supported by grants from local, state and federal government and is represented in many private collections in Australia and overseas, including the Holmes à Court Collection; also Artbank, and the Tasmanian Office of Heritage and Archives. She will exhibit in the inaugural Biennale of Australian Art in 2018.
Faridah is represented in Tasmania by Handmark Gallery.