Sam Smith
5 October - 4 November 2012


When I Grow Up I Want to Be a Video Artist at Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart, Australia

Video Lens [HJ11x4.7B] (2007) will be part of ‘When I Grow Up I Want to Be a Video Artist’ at Plimsoll Gallery in Hobart, Australia. The exhibition features ten video and new media works from the Artbank collection, including: Daniel Crooks, Hayden Fowler, Tarryn Gill & Pilar Mata Dupont, Robin Hungerford, Jess MacNeil, Ms&Mr, James Newitt, Elvis Richardson, Joan Ross and Sam Smith.

+ Artbank
+ Plimsoll Gallery


14 September - 3 October 2012


Film Without a Past at Altes Finanzamt, Berlin

Film Without a Past (2012) will premiere in Berlin at Altes Finanzamt opening on Friday 14 September 2012.


In 2002 the Finnish film director Aki Kaurismäki released Mies vailla menneisyyttä (The Man Without a Past), a film shot primarily in Helsinki. The narrative centres on a man (identified in the credits simply as M.) who loses his memory after being robbed and beaten in Kaisaniemi park near the central railway station. Film Without a Past (2012) makes a second erasure, stripping the original film is of its images. The remaining audio becomes the anchor for a new visual system that builds a montage language from association, retracing and expanding the streets, bars and façades of Kaurismäki's nostalgic Helsinki.



August 22 - September 8 2012


Frame, Lens at Ryan Renshaw Gallery

Sam Smith's two channel video Frame, Lens (2012) will be on display at Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Brisbane from August 22 - September 8.

+ Ryan Renshaw Gallery


July 26 at 7-9 pm, screening time 8 pm


Cameraman at Oksasenkatu 11, Helsinki

Sam Smith's Cameraman (2011) will be screened at Oksasenkatu 11, Helsinki  on Thursday, July 26. The bar will be open from 7 – 9pm with the screening starting at 8pm, everyone welcome.

+ Oksasenkatu 11 event page
+ HIAP event page


9–30 June 2012


Sam Smith: The Camera’s Lens

A special cinema presentation of recent works by Australian artist Sam Smith as part of the Australian Cinémathèque’s ongoing series of programs focused on the connections between art and cinema. Smith’s work integrates sculptural construction and moving image in an artistic critique of cinema’s apparatus. Interrogating the formal structure of screen-space his work examines montage, filmic narrative and the camera instrument.

+ Australian Cinémathèque, Gallery of Modern Art


14 May - 11 August 2012


Helsinki International Artist-in-residence Program

Sam Smith is currently on residency at Helsinki International Artist-in-residence Program (HIAP) on Suomenliina Island, Finland. He will remain in residence until August 11th 2012.

+ Linda Hofvander


24 March 2012


Daily Serving

Smith's video work 'Into The Void' is featured in a text by Thea Constantino on Daily Serving. The article reviews Suspension, an exhibition of video works curated by Erin Coates currently running daily on the LED screen in the Perth Cultural Center.

+ Read article at Daily Serving


2012 - 2013


How Yesterday Remembers Tomorrow

How Yesterday Remembers Tomorrow features work by six contemporary Australian artists and artist partnerships who are past recipients of the Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship for emerging artists.


Presenting early works alongside more recent projects by each artist and artist partnership, the exhibition offers a unique insight into the conceptual and artistic development of early career artists, highlighting how artists’ practices develop over time through sustained research, experimentation and refinement. The exhibition encourages us to rediscover the past in order to look to the future.


Featuring work by Lauren Brincat, Sean Cordeiro & Claire Healy, Todd McMillan, Ms&Mr, Tony Schwensen and Sam Smith, and ranging across photography, drawing, digital video and installation, the exhibition provides stimulating commentary on an array of current social and political issues, shedding light on the concerns of young artists today.


How Yesterday Remembers Tomorrow Tour Schedule
(Tour dates subject to change)


Orange Regional Gallery: 23 March - 6 May 2012
Albury Art Gallery: 22 June - 29 July 2012
Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre: 3 August - 2 September 2012
Manly Art Gallery & Museum: 12 October - 18 November 2012
Gosford Regional Gallery: 1 December 2012 - 27 January 2013
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre: 8 February 2013 - 17 March 2013
Redland Art Gallery, Queensland: 7 April 2013 - 19 May 2013

+ Museums & Galleries NSW


2 March 2012, 8pm



Showing on Perth Cultural Centre’s new LED, Suspension is a screen-based exhibition curated by Perth artist/curator Erin Coates. The seven featured artists are a mixture of established and new talent from across Australia; Marcus Canning (WA), Erin Coates (WA), Lily Hibberd (VIC), Loren Holmes (WA/UK), Jacqui Monks (WA), Sam Smith (NSW) and Justin Spiers (WA/NZ). Referencing the notion of ‘suspended disbelief’ Coates has selected works that revel in the unreality of constructed screen space. The videos employ techniques of green-screening, time remapping, rotoscope animation, infra-red vision and video collage to reflect upon the inherent nature of digital media as non-linear, hyper-visual, layered and pliable. This collection of works dilate time and suspend our disbelief, holding viewers in moments that are wondrous, horrifying, hypnotic and magical. Suspension screens at 8pm 2 March, and then throughout the month at programed times.


11 – 29 January 2012


Out of the black at REH Kunst, Berlin

Sam Smith will install new work for Out of the black, a group show with Regina de Miguel and Kim Westerström at REH Kunst, Berlin. Curated by Lauren Reid.


Echoing the unique, expanding architectural form of the building, REH Kunst becomes an imaginary telescope for the duration of Out of the black. The exhibition draws together three artists from different corners of the globe whose work provides a view into other dimensions and realities.

+ Regina de Miguel
+ Kim Westerström


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