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Lleah Smith

Kandos: a reimagining | 2021

Youth4CareParty, 2020, mixed media, Ankit Mishra
Youth4CareParty, 2020, mixed media, Ankit Mishra

bio:

Lleah Smith is a pedagogical practitioner, working in Australia and India since 2011. At the core of her practice is an interest in collaboration and knowledge exchange.Smith engages in making, writing and research through her independent practice and position as Programs and Learning Manager at the Biennale of Sydney. Smith is also a Teaching Associate at Monash University and the former Assistant Manager, Education at Kaldor Public Art Projects. Smith works with age diverse audiences to develop critically engaged and socially conscious projects. Formative learning experiences, which have significantly shaped Smith’s pedagogical approach include, Kandos: a reimagining (2021) and Youth4CareParty (2020), as well as Kaldor Public Art Projects’ do it (homework) (2020) and Your Public Art Project (2019).

statement:

Smith is a pedagogical practitioner and has worked across Australia and India since 2011. At the core of her practice is an interest in collaboration and knowledge exchange in which ‘learning’ is the medium, the artwork and the education.Fascinated by the ‘educational-turn’ in contemporary art-making and the radical changes and pedagogical shifts impacting how we teach and how we learn. Over the past four years Smith has experienced a transition in thinking and has begun to combine her educator practice with her art practice in order to consider dialogue, exchange and collaboration as critical points through which the ‘artwork’ is built. It is a relational, process-based working method that challenges the established hierarchies between art and education.

Materials | Co-created video work, collaborative sculpture and process drawings/mappings
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a flag for me + a flag for humanity (in the 21st century), process shot, 2020, cotton fabric, courtesy: The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art
a flag for me + a flag for humanity (in the 21st century), process shot, 2020, cotton fabric, courtesy: The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art