Acme Studios — Sally Smart

Supporting Artists since 1972

Sally Smart

Australia Council for the Arts Residency

Sally Smart is an Australian contemporary artist known for her large-scale assemblage installations that incorporate a range of media, including felt cut-outs, painted canvas, drawings, screen-printing, printed fabric and photography, performance and video. Her art addresses gender and identity politics and questions the relationships between body and culture, including trans-national ideas that shaped cultural history.

Sally has exhibited internationally, including at the Singapore Art Museum, Singapore; Wooyang Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea; Galeri Canna, Jakarta; Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan; Dark Heart: 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; The Pedagogical Puppet Contemporary Galleries, University of Connecticut, USA; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, New York; and Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China.

In 2017, Sally was a Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at University of Melbourne, and a board member (Deputy Chair) National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA). She was awarded an Australia Council Fellowship in 2014, and was the Sackler Fellow Artist-in Residence at the University of Connecticut, USA in 2012. She was a Trustee, at the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia from 2001-2008.

Australia Council for the Arts

Since 1992, the Australia Council for the Arts has partnered with Acme to provide London work/live residency opportunities for Australian visual artists. These residencies are located at Acme's Fire Station in Poplar, E14. Application and selection is undertaken directly by the Australia Council for the Arts.

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