Sam Smith
21 May - 14 Aug 2011



Sam Smith's new two-channel video Cameraman will run from 21 May - 14 Aug 2011 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.


Shot in 2011 on location in Berlin, this two-channel video installation presents a sequence of events that take place between a film set, a cameraman’s apartment and an artist’s studio. The fractured narrative involves two camera lenses – one real and one sculpted by the artist. One channel of video conveys the action of the film set and its protagonists; the other interweaves the perspective of the film being shot – the ‘film within the film’. For the viewer the experience is one of traversing the realities of multiple screen-worlds, and registering the slippages between them.

+ Cameraman at the Art Gallery of New South Wales


April 2011



Sam Smith has cut a trailer for his new two-channel video Cameraman. The work will run from 21 May - 14 Aug 2011 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.


Shot recently on location in Berlin, this two-channel video installation presents a curious sequence of events that take place between a film set, a cameraman's apartment and an artist's studio, involving a camera lens imbued with mystical qualities.

+ View trailer on YouTube
+ Cameraman at the Art Gallery of New South Wales


15 April - 14 May 2011


AWFULLY WONDERFUL: Science Fiction in Contemporary Art

Awfully Wonderful: Science Fiction in Contemporary Art explores a spectrum of seductive, terrifying and fantastic potential futures. Sam Smith will present Time Travel in this group show.

+ Awfully Wonderful at Performance Space


January 2011


Column 6, ARTSPACE

Jai McKenzie wrote on Sam Smith's Permutation Set exhibition at ARTSPACE, Sydney. The text appears as part of Column 6, published by ARTSPACE. 


Listening, speaking and performing are the threads that bind the works and texts platformed in issue 6 of Column, covering Artspace’s artistic program of January to September 2010. Beginning with Sean Lowry’s timely observations on the relationship between music and visually centred cultural formations, Column 6 follows the voice as it makes itself heard across works by Tony Birch & Tom Nicholson, Tamar Guimarães, Sam James, Ms & Mr, Jayce Salloum, Sam Smith and Wilkins Hill. The issue also sees greater priority given to artist pageworks as a means of expanding the possible uses of the publication, with the contribution of significant projects by Simon Denny, Sean Rafferty and Justene Williams on logic, mapping and spanglemachine makers.


Column is a bi-annual periodical that acts as a site for the critical contextualisation, elaboration and extension of Artspace’s ongoing program of exhibitions, performances, residencies and public programs.

+ View publication at ARTSPACE, Sydney


2 - 3 November 2010


Sanctioned Array, New York

Sam Smith was part of two Sanctioned Array screenings on November 2nd and 3rd at WHITE BOX, New York.

+ Sanctioned Array


1 October 2010


videoArt, Szczecin, Poland

3 works by Sam Smith were included in videoArt, an artist video program as part of the 19th dokumentART: European Film Festival for Documentaries.

+ videoArt


Sept 2010


Art & Australia

Permutation Set reviewed by Anneke Jaspers in Art & Australia Vol 48 No 1 Spring 2010.

+ Art & Australia Vol 48 No 1


27 - 30 May 2010



Sam Smith will be part of the Grantpirrie Gallery, Sydney booth at the Hong Kong International Art Fair.

+ ART HK10


18 August 2018 - 7 January 2019


Spaced 3: North by Southwest at Art Gallery of WA

Spaced 3: north by southeast at AGWA will present the resulting new works developed by 11 artists from Nordic countries and Australia during their ventures into new landscapes and unfamiliar terrain.

Across 2016-18 six Australian artists completed residencies in the Nordic heartlands of Finland, Iceland, Denmark and Sweden, and five Nordic artists found their place in West Australia’s rural and remote communities. Using sculpture, video, photography and installation, this exhibition showcases the diverse and layered exchanges between artists and each community, as they explore the symbolic, ecological and socio-economic similarities between the two regions.

Spaced 3: north by southeast is an enlightening series of windows onto the world we know, and the world we have yet to understand.

Participating artists: Robyn Backen (NSW), Michelle Eistrup (Denmark), Gustav Hellberg (Sweden), Deborah Kelly (NSW), Danius Kesminas (VIC), Tor Lindstrand (Sweden), Heidi Lunabba (Finland), Dan McCabe (WA), Linda Persson (Sweden), Keg de Souza (NSW), Sam Smith (NSW).

Nordic partners: Baltic Art Center (Gotland, Sweden), FABRIKKEN for Kunst & Design (Copenhagen, Denmark), Kirsten Kjaers Museum (Thylejren, Denmark), Mustarinda (Hyrynsalmi, Finland), Nes Artist Residency (Skagaströnd, Iceland), Rejmyre Art LAB (Rejmyre, Sweden).

West Australian partners: ArtGeo Complex (Busselton), Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council (Ravensthorpe), Shire of Leonora (Leonora), Wangaree Community Centre/DADAA (Lancelin), Warlayirti Artists (Balgo).

+ IAS Spaced 3
+ Art Gallery of WA


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