“Nature, Skin and Bones” is an exciting new work by Smith in collaboration with Caro C, a sound artist/engineer and Elisa Artesero a lighting artist – it is on at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes until 21st December 2016. The Yorkshire Dales National Park Museum is an apt place for an installation exploring our changing and deep rooted relationship with nature using skin and bones as well as sound and light…. “inspiring”, “moving”, “thought provoking”…. This work was made possible by Arts Council England and The National Lottery – for more information and a short film see “awards” under “home” or visit www.dalescountrysidemuseum.org.uk
Smith has exhibited throughout the UK including The Orangery in Holland Park and The Oxo Tower in London, the Glasgow Art Fair and Althorp Estate. In Yorkshire exhibitions have included the Duke of Devonshire’s Bolton Abbey Estate, Newby Hall and The Lund Gallery.
In 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016 Smith was asked to participate in on form in the grounds of Asthall Manor near Oxford, this bi-annual exhibition is the only one dedicated to stone sculpture and has won much critical acclaim www.onformsculpture.co.uk. In 2013 Smith was part of on form in London – this was held at The Crypt Gallery in St Pancreas Church. Smith has also exhibited in Sri Lanka.
In 2014 and 2015 Smith showed work at Cheeseburn Grange – their aim is to support creative projects and present sculpture in their elegant grounds in Northumberland. Also in 2015 Smith’s work was shown at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes, North Yorkshire and The Raven Art Society in London. In 2015 and 2016 Smith showed work at The Garden Gallery in Hampshire www.gardengallery.uk.com. Since 2006 Smith has taken part in North Yorkshire Open Studios – this provides an annual opportunity for people to not only visit the environment that Smith works in but also to meet and discuss the work. For further information: www.nyos.org.uk
In 2016 Smith had a number of sculptures at the garden at Clearbeck House, High Tatham in Lancashire. This stunning garden with a 2 acres wildlife lake is open to the public through the National Garden Scheme (NGS) – for further information www.ngs.org.uk and www.clearbeckgarden.org.uk .