Free, no bookings required
This event will be livestreamed via MAMA’s instagram account @mamalbury
Tune in to join artist Talia Smith for a live-streamed tour and Q&A within her solo exhibition, Don’t be bashful, wear the flower behind your ear, at Murray Art Museum Albury.
Smith will walk us through her works that explore the ebb and flow of how one connects to their culture. Considering the Samoan concept of the va – the space between, a space in which separate times, relationships, things, and entities are held outside of Westernised constructs – Smith poses multiple possibilities, future imaginings, and an acknowledgement that culture is never one defined thing.
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.