Athletics Australia has worked with James Dee and DarkArts since 2017 when we delivered the International Athletics Event, Nitro Athletics Melbourne. We continued our working relationship due to James’ expertise, knowledge and approach to ‘partner’ with us to deliver events across Australia.

The experience and professionalism that comes from James and his team is exemplary and his understanding of integrated models for both in arena events and tv/livestream broadcasting has been a major asset that has ‘raised the bar’ in our event delivery. James lead the Nitro Athletics Melbourne venue production team and worked with the Seven Network and NEP to deliver an integrated venue and broadcast experience for our sport.

DarkArts are innovators and come to every project with advice, recommendations and solutions, and are in my view, industry leaders.

~ Glenn Turnor
Event Director – Nitro Athletics Melbourne, Athletics Australia CEO Athletics Victoria

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For more than 10 years, I have collaborated and critically relied on the unique expertise which is James Dee and DarkArts Global.

The DarkArts team are consistently in front of the industry norm – in every discipline and more unique, especially ‘risk profiling’. In my 24+ years as a Producer of Major Events, this is rare.

Well beyond technical prowess, James and DarkArts are brilliant designers with the capability to embody brand and messaging outcomes. Their reputation is without question and their proactive interface with sponsors and stakeholders is an assured certainty.

~ Andrew Cameron-Smith


DarkArts are one of Great Big Events trusted partners for technical delivery at events. They are our first point of call for technical supply and consultation for every event.

We continue to be impressed with their high-quality equipment, attention to detail in planning and expert delivery of events.

In particular, our relationship with James Dee has spanned many years, with our shared successful delivery of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, as well as many other events, attributed to his commitment to delivery at the highest standards.

~ Matt Byles
Head of Technology

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The confidence and assurance I have working with James, Scott and their team is simply invaluable. DarkArts deliver, spark creativity and seamlessly integrate with all stakeholders. I trust the advice, decision making and expertise knowing I have the right team and the right equipment for every job.

~ Matt Cooper
Senior Project Manager


Hardy+Ko pride ourselves on integrity, originality, productivity and dependability. We not only have a knack for knowing the right people and providing the right services, we make it our business to do so. 

Over the past decade, James Dee has knowledge, delivery and execution of the production elements of our various events has been instrumental in producing high quality and engaging events. 

In summary, as someone that has personally delivered services for some of Australia’s major events and festivals including Brisbane Festival, Australian Superyacht Rendezvous, Maroon Festival, Myriad and the Ord Valley Muster; I have engaged directly with James, reling directly on his expertise and services to deliver memorable and most importantly successful events for my clients. 

I have no hesitation in recommending James, Dark Arts Global and team for any client seeking professional and cutting edge production requirements.

~ Tash Hardy

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I have worked with James Dee on numerous projects over the years. The one thing that has always stood out is the attention to detail and the innovative ideas James and the team come up with, to take events of any size and budget to the next level.

~ Samantha Horton