Alison Smith CV

Born Maitland NSW
Lives Newcastle, NSW 

2010 Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts, Newcastle Art School, Hunter TAFE, Newcastle, Australia

Solo Exhibitions
2012 Equilibrium  Shopfront Gallery
2010   Impermanent  Podspace 

Selected Group Exhibitions
Interstice Factory 49, Marrickville
40/40 Art Systems Wickham
Fugitive, The Bender, The Lock-Up, Newcastle
On Her Shoulders, Newcastle Art Space, Newcastle
Embedded Gallery 139, Newcastle
Conditional Acrux Gallery, Newcastle
Paper Contemporary Art Fair at Sydney Contemporary 2017, Carriageworks
Other Worlds Gallery 139, Newcastle
Turning Over Art Systems Wickham
Nexus  Newcastle Grammar School
Picked and Pressed  Wollombi Cultural Centre
Beginnings  Gallery 139
Sculptured Out Gallery 139
subTRACTION (with Ahn Wells) Art Systems Wickham
Director’s Choice Gallery 139
Look See: Good & Evil  The Lock-Up Cultural Centre
Snap to Grid  Los Angeles Centre for Digital Art
Abstraction NOW  Newcastle Art Space
PODzome  Newcastle University Gallery
MRAGM Print Sale  Maitland Regional Art Gallery
Transit Town  Nobby’s Lighthouse Cottage, Newcastle
Music and Drawing  Newcastle Art Space    
Boxes: fundraiser  Newcastle Art Space
The Sketchbook Project  Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne
Marked by Water  Warringah Printmakers Studio, Sydney
Marked by Water  Curve Gallery, Newcastle     
42nd Muswellbrook Art Prize  Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre
Popped  The John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle
The Sketchbook Project  The Brooklyn Art Library, New York
2020 Vision  Art Systems Wickham, curated by Graham Wilson
Surface Seeking 
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, curated by Ahn Wells
Ingrained: Smith + Cannon  John Paynter Gallery
Who Goes There?  Shopfront Gallery
100 Women  Newcastle University Gallery
PRINT  Shopfront Gallery
New Gold Mountain  Frontroom Gallery, curated by Jen Denzin
Ford Scholarship Grant Finalists  Frontroom Gallery
Port Jackson Press Graduate Printmaking Award  James Makin Gallery
Bags the Bottom Drawer  Shopfront Gallery
Resolved  Podspace Gallery
Proof  Frontroom Gallery
Cat vs Dog  Shopfront Gallery
Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize  Newcastle Art Space
Open Can  Shopfront Gallery
Recuerdo  Frontroom Gallery
Condensed Solid Liquid  Podspace

Curation | ARIs
2014 Transit Town | Nobbys Lighthouse Newcastle
2008–2013 Co-Curator | Shopfront Gallery Newcastle
2008–2011 Co-Director | Podspace Gallery Newcastle
2011 Who Goes There? | Shopfront Gallery
2010 Bags the Bottom Drawer  | Shopfront Gallery
2009 Cat Vs. Dog, in conjunction with the ‘Animals in Art Festival’ | Shopfront Gallery
2008 Open Can Show | Shopfront Gallery

Awards | Residencies
Finalist | Muswellbrook Art Prize | 2013
Recipient | Gunyah Artist-In-Residence | 2012
Finalist, Highly Commended | Port Jackson Press Graduate Printmaking Award | 2011
Finalist | Ford Scholarship Grant | 2011
Recipient | Ford Scholarship Grant | 2010

The Art Collection of the Parliament House of Australia, Canberra
Private Collections