Martin Smith (AU)

I Bet You Think This Show Is About You

18 February 2021 - 06 March 2021
Image: Martin Smith, [Speech2], 2018. Courtesy the artist and Sophie Gannon Gallery.

Image: Martin Smith, Speech2, 2018. Courtesy the artist and Sophie Gannon Gallery.


18 February 2021 - 06 March 2021




Sophie Gannon Gallery [i]
2 Albert St, Richmond
Tue – Sat, 11am – 5pm


Wheelchair access, Accessible Toilets

This exhibition by Martin Smith presents a continuation of two, long term projects that explore the structure, construction and understanding of personal narratives through the combination of text and image.

Since 2004, Smith has been writing an auto-biographical novel where each letter is hand-cut from a photograph producing a memoir that is told visually and textually. The released letters, from the photographs, are then resurrected to form anonymous cyanotype portraits that question the influence of language in the construction of self.

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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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