exhibitions


The last exhibition where Smith showed her sculpture was in 2019.

Following COVID-19, Smith worked with funding from Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust on a creative project in her community to raise awareness of the endangered status of Curlew.  In collaboration with textile artist Sue Harrison and the charity Curlew Action Smith worked with local schools on paintings, poetry, posters and textiles in 2023.  From this work a travelling exhibition of the children’s work was created in 2024 which also included a video produced by Smith with video artist June Gersten Roberts.  Smith interviewed local farmers about their lived experiences of this much loved wader.

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“Nature, Skin and Bones” was an installation in 2016 by Smith in collaboration with Caro C, a sound artist/engineer and Elisa Artesero a lighting artist held at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes.  The installation explored our changing and deep rooted relationship with nature using skin and bones as well as sound and light…  “inspiring”, “moving”, “thought provoking”…were some of the responses from the audience. This work was made possible by Arts Council England and The National Lottery – for more information and a short film see “awards” under “home”.

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, 2016 and 2018 Smith was asked to participate in onform 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 onform in London – this was held at The Crypt Gallery in St Pancreas Church. Smith has also exhibited in Sri Lanka.

Past exhibition have also included Cheeseburn Grange in Northumberland, The Raven Art Society in London, The Garden Gallery in Hampshire and at Clearbeck House, High Tatham in Lancashire.

Smith has taken part in North Yorkshire Open Studios from 2006-2019 with the occasional break – 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