____________01.05.19 Martin Smith in Brisbane Art and Design Festival (BAD) 2019
Jan Murphy Gallery is participating in the Brisbane Art and Design Festival 2019. In conjunction with the festival program, Martin Smith will create a large-scale text installation work on the exterior wall of the gallery. Exemplifying the artist’s continued use of photography and text, You workin? 2019 will be visible to passers-by and traffic on Brunswick Street.
10 – 26 May
Jan Murphy Gallery Exterior
BRISBANE ART DESIGN FESTIVAL 2019 | 10 – 26 May 2019
150+ artists & designers. 25+ locations. 17 days across Brisbane.
____________17.08.18 Martin Smith PhD Exhibition at POP Gallery
A solo exhibition by Martin Smith is being held at the newly relocated POP Gallery in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley.
The exhibition, The Narrated Self, showcases Smith’s photographs that include excised texts of short personal stories.
Image credit: Martin Smith Perceived indifference 2016 pigment print with hand cut letters 140.0 x 110.0 cm
____________07.02.18 Martin Smith on Verso
Verso is a curated online platform that publishes texts from contemporary artists, writers and curators.
Having recently completed a three-month residency at NARS Foundation in New York in late 2017, Martin Smith’s series of written reflections and photographs have been published online by Verso. These reflections offer a fantastic insight into the artist’s experience during the residency.
Image credit: Martin Smith.
____________26.09.17 Martin Smith to undertake New York City Residency
Martin Smith will undertake a residency in Brooklyn, New York with the NARS Foundation (New York Artist Residency and Studios). The project is supported by the Australia Council and Arts Queensland and will see Smith at NARS from 1 October – 22 December 2017. An exhibition of artists in residency during this period will be held from the beginning of December.
NARS Residency Exhibition
NARS Gallery, Brooklyn N.Y.
From 1 December 2017
Image credit: Martin Smith Eating a hotdog on 5th Ave 2016 silver gelatine print with gouache 45.0 x 45.0 cm
____________Martin Smith Publication
Martin Smith: Photographs in response to…
Foreword by David McCormack
Essays by Karra Rees, Charles Robb & Martin Smith
Publisher: Queensland Centre for Photography, 2008
Hard cover, 56 pp, fully illustrated, colour
32.5 x 32.5 cm
Available $55 + $15 postage & handling
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____________23.09.17 Martin Smith at University of South Australia
Martin Smith will feature in a group show, Parallels of Latitude at the School of Art, Architecture and Design at the University of South Australia.
In the exhibition, six photographic artists; half from Queensland and half from South Australia, explore the role of place in photographic expression through the different legacies of state culture.
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Image credit: Martin Smith Experiment with verbs 2015 pigment print with hand cut letters 100.0 x 100.0 cm
____________22.08.17 Martin Smith in Redland Art Gallery Collection
Martin Smith’s work, Cutting text out of photographs 2016, has been acquired by the Redland Art Gallery Collection.
The works was part of his solo exhibition, and that’s what tortures me, held at Jan Murphy Gallery last year. It consists of a pigment print with Smith’s signature hand cut letters and contains a narrative that details the artist’s unique process.
Image credit: Martin Smith Cutting text out of photographs 2016 pigment print with hand cut letters 150.0 x 100.0 cm Redland Art Gallery Collection
____________08.04.17 Martin Smith at UQ Art Museum
Martin Smith is in upcoming exhibition, The Dust Never Settles, which features works from The University of Queensland Art Collection.
Curated by Michele Helmrich, the exhibition unpacks the inherent optimism associated with the expression ‘once the dust settles’. It centres on works by contemporary artists who probe at cultural, environmental and psychological histories that remain unresolved.
Image credit: Martin Smith Our regular teacher mysteriously vanished 2008 pigment print on photo rag 153.0 x 112.4 x 4.5 cm Edition of 2 Collection of The University of Queensland
____________28.02.17 Martin Smith at Museum of Brisbane
Martin Smith features in an upcoming exhibition, Scenes of our city, at the Museum of Brisbane.
The exhibition includes works from the Museum of Brisbane Collection and Gadens Brisbane Collection. Scenes of our city presents urban scenes inspired by Brisbane’s architectural history and reveals the emergence of Brisbane as a confident new world city.
Image credit: Martin Smith From the series am I missing something 2004 photographic collage 80.0 x 130.5 x 4.0 cm
____________14.05.16 Martin Smith at Caboolture Regional Gallery
Martin Smith will have work on display at the Caboolture Regional Gallery as part of the exhibition, Love…more than a four letter word. The exhibition features work from a group of artists working across varying mediums and approaches, all exploring the concept of love in its many capacities. Featured artists include Tracey Moffatt, Joy Hester, Jenny Watson, Linde Ivimey, Angelica Mestiti, Clarke Beaumont and many more.
The exhibition will run from 18 May – 9 July 2016.
The official opening will be held on Saturday 21 May at 11am.
An artist talk by Martin Smith, Courtney Coombs, Brian Sanstrom and Jenny Waston will be held on Saturday June 11 at 11am.
Image credit: Martin Smith Regards Dad (a-c) 2012 pigment print with cut out letters 90.0 x 210.0 cm
____________Day Seven: Twelve Days of Christmas 2015
Martin Smith Credo 2015 pigment prints, resin, black granite and gold leaf 29.0 x 14.5 x 5.5 cm $4,400
Martin Smith works across photography, sculpture and installation, with text and language forming a strong underpinning of his practice. He draws from his personal experience and narratives to create his unique artworks.
The text that forms the basis of Credo came from a friend of Martin’s, who after seeing his work, remarked that in their opinion it required ‘more sex and less death’. He saw this as a credo for a happier life and it has since become a recurring theme and phrase used in his artwork.
Credo also responds to other works in his practice and is evidence of his interest in representing the casual, mundane and overlooked aspects of life as a means of gaining greater understanding of experience. The work plays with the aesthetics of death through the use of granite, while containing a lifetime of experiences recorded through the photographs. It has been created by adhering approximately 150 photographs together and this has then been mounted onto black granite with gold leaf.
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____________24.11.15 Martin Smith at Monash Gallery of Art
Works by Martin Smith will feature in a new exhibition, Cutting Edge, at Monash Gallery of Art. The exhibition will showcase contemporary artists that physically manipulate photographic prints to create unique artworks.
Martin’s handcut photographic works will be on display for the exhibition. These works incorporate photographic imagery and text in a unique investigation into storytelling.
Cutting Edge runs from 26 November 2015 until 21 February 2016
Image credit: Martin Smith pleasure/storage 2012 digital print and collage 74 x 100 cm
____________07.10.14 New York
Martin recently returned from New York where he traveled with 24 photography students from the Queensland College of Art
Detail and install shots from recent work
____________02.02.08 Martin Smith in Photofile Magazine
Martin Smith is featured in Photofile Magazine in an article by Pat Hoffie.
Hoffie unravels Smith’s ability to pair mundane images with loaded text to create an awkward yet intriguing relationship between to two visual languages.
Image credit: Martin Smith After finishing high school 2006 type C print 110.0 x 110.0 cm