Talia Smith (NZ)

Don’t be bashful, wear the flower behind your ear

30 April 2022 - 24 July 2022
Image: Talia Smith, [Islands], 2019. Courtesy the artist.

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


30 April 2022 - 24 July 2022




Murray Art Museum Albury [i]
546 Dean St, Albury
Mon – Fri, 10am – 5pm
Sat – Sun, 10am – 4pm




Wheelchair access



Don’t be bashful, wear the flower behind your ear is the first institutional solo exhibition by photo and moving image artist Talia Smith.

Smith explores the ebb and flow of how one connects to their culture, and the ties that bind, by situating her lived experience of the Pacific or Moana diaspora within the Samoan concept of the Vā—the space between, a space in which separate times, relationships, thing and entities are held outside of Western constructs.

Within this exhibition there is no final answer but rather many possibilities, future imaginings, and an acknowledgement that culture is never a singly defined entity.

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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.

01–24 March