Leah KING-SMITH 'Studio' 2018, Digital C-Print on metallic photographic paper, Courtesy the artist


with Dr. Leah King-Smith

The poetic juxtapositions in my layering work are meant to draw attention away from documentary evidence toward contemplative reverence for spirit matter that is multidimensional and thus crosses space and time.

– Dr. Leah King-Smith

Join artist Dr. Leah King-Smith for a lunchtime talk in association with International Women's Day about her recent body of work Dreaming Mum again. In this series King-Smith has employed her unique photographic layering technique that utilises a mirror, camera, scanner and photo-editor to weave images together. These works feature photos of King-Smith's Aboriginal (Bigambul) mother, Pearl King, that were taken by her father Tom King.

King-Smith is a Bigambul descendant, visual artist and lecturer in the School of Creative Practice (Creative Industries) QUT, Brisbane. Her focus is particularly driven by change for equity and cultural competence in teaching and learning, as well as the encouragement of cultural perspectives in practice-led research. Leah has an extensive career as a photo and digital media artist. Her current practice includes 3D animation technologies within a transdisciplinary collaborative praxis.

See King-Smith's artworks in Exchange value, showing at QUT Art Museum 16 February– 28 April 2019.


black and white photo of 2 tough young english lads

Exchange Value

16 February – 28 April 2019

the british band, madness


Gavin Watson, Kim Guthrie, John Willsteed

Saturday 16 February 2019

crowds walking by apartments at night


Simon Terrill and Louise Martin-Chew

Saturday 23 February 2019

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