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.