Martin Smith (AU)

circle and settle

29 April 2022 - 22 May 2022
Image: Martin Smith, [Absence Glacier], 2021. Courtesy the artist and Res Artis.

Image: Martin Smith, Absence Glacier, 2021. Courtesy the artist and Res Artis.


29 April 2022 - 22 May 2022


Res Artis [i]
Level 1, 44 Glasshouse Rd, Collingwood
Thu – Sat, 12pm – 5pm





Martin Smith’s practice explores how we experience our world, connect to others, and feel through language. This theme stems from the artist’s own difficult experiences with speech and language, having suffered a profound stutter in his youth. This exhibition circle and settle explores the unique way that stuttering effects the construction and application of language. Through the medium of photography, speech and dialogue are represented as a physical forces like air, water and earth.

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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.

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