Talia Smith (NZ)

Image: Talia Smith, [Islands], 2019. Courtesy the artist.

Image: Talia Smith, Islands, 2019. Courtesy the artist.

Born 1985, Ngamotu (New Plymouth), New Zealand
Lives and works Sydney, Australia

Talia Smith is an artist and curator from Aotearoa New Zealand and is now based in Sydney, Australia. She is of Samoan, Cook Island and Pakeha heritage. Smith’s work explores notions of time, familial histories and connections to place, in particular her own experience of living away from both her ancestral homelands and the country where she was born. Through photography and installation Smith draws upon her family history and lived experience to question the ties that bind us to culture, place and identity.

PHOTO 2022 Events

Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March