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About John Smith

John Smith DipEd(STC), MA(Syd)
John Smith was born in Sydney but has lived on the north coast of NSW for thirty five years. He has undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from the University of Sydney. Smith has held more than thirty solo exhibitions and is primarily represented by Watters Gallery, in Sydney. He has work in many public and private collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, Queensland Art Gallery, Artbank and many regional collections. The tension in his work oscillates between making and effacing, simultaneously. This is the irony of ‘quietly bursting balloons,’ ‘scribbling rivalry,’ ‘as easy as pulling teeth,’ ‘the look of something to say,’ and ‘smear campaign’; various titles he uses.
In recent years he has led a cultural heritage retrieval project interfaced with creative arts, Fisherman’s Village, see:
This project has resulted in a number of conference papers, journal publications and a book chapter. John Smith is the Senior Lecturer in Painting and is the Course Coordinator and Honours Coordinator in Visual Arts at Southern Cross University.


Present Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Southern Cross University School of Arts and Social Sciences

Curriculum Vitae

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Contact Information

PO Box 157
Limore NSW
Australia 2480
6622 4172
Phone: (+61 2) 6620 3901
Facsimile: (+61 2) 6622 4172


Creative works (2)

Journal articles (1)

Contributions to Books (2)

Conference publications (4)