Sam Smith
24 May – 28 July 2013


It is what it is: beyond the debate at Hawkesbury Regional Gallery

Curated by Hawkesbury Regional Gallery curator Tia McIntyre, this exhibition explores the use of craft techniques in contemporary art. Rather than taking a side in the long-running art-vs-craft debate, 'It is what it is' presents an open, inclusive take on the symbiosis of art and craft. We are encouraged to marvel at the innovative and skillful use of materials by 12 artists working across a broad range of artisan techniques, from Adrienne Doig's embroidered tapestries to David Capra's plasticine "gemstones". In the tradition of artisan skill sharing, visitors are invited to bring unfinished projects to a series of Crafternoons, Saturdays from 1-3pm throughout the exhibition.


Artists: Vicky Browne, Anna Brownfield, David Capra, Adrienne Doig, Troy Emery, Rayna Fahey, Talitha Kennedy, Annee Miron, Emily Morandini, Shaelene Murray, Vince O'Connor, Sam Smith.


31 May - 30 June 2013


Framed Perceptions: Linda Hofvander + Sam Smith at Sinne, Helsinki

Framed Perceptions collects together work by two geographically diverse artists: Linda Hofvander (SWE) and Sam Smith (AU). The aim is to draw together parallel lines of investigation that interrogate the material of the captured image, focusing on the process of constructing space and narrative through photography, film, video and sculpture. By using recording media to define objects and spaces, a complex relationship is created between the act of recording and the images recorded. It is a relationship that holds significance in our increasingly mediated society.

+ Sinne


June 2013


Helsinki International Artist Programme

In June 2013, Sam Smith will return to the Helsinki International Artist Programme for a one month residency. During this time he will mount a two-person exhibition at Sinne Gallery with Linda Hofvander. 

+ Linda Hofvander


11 December 2012 - 20 January 2013


Video Room at Valle Ortí, Valencia, Spain

Sam Smith's 'Film Wthout a Past' will be screening in the Video Room at Valle Ortí alongside the exhibition 'Online / Offline / encoding the everyday life'. The project is curated by Lorenzo Sandoval.

+ Valle Ortí
+ Lorenzo Sandoval


13-17 February 2013


ARCO Madrid

Sam Smith with be presenting work with 3+1 Arte Contemporanea (stand 10H03) at ARCO Madrid from 13-17 Febuary 2013. The artist will be present at the fair.

+ 3+1 Arte Contemporanea


14 January 2013


Speaking the cinematic language

indi berlin magazine art editor, James Harper, caught up with Smith to discuss his working methods and how cinema has influenced him in and out of art.

+ indi berlin


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


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