Talk: Virtual Tour + Q&A with Talia Smith

30 April 2022
Talia Smith, [Taro I] (from the series 'Still and or Moving', 2019 – 2020

Talia Smith, Taro I (from the series 'Still and or Moving', 2019 – 2020


30 April 2022

Saturday, 10-10:45am (AEST)

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.


  • Talia Smith (NZ)

    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.

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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