Phd (Queensland University of Technology)
Leah King-Smith is a Bigambul/Australian visual artist, Lecturer and Academic Lead (Indigenous) in Learning and Teaching in the School of Creative Practice. Leah’s focus is particularly driven by change for equity and cultural competence in teaching and learning, as well as the promotion of cultural perspectives in practice-led research. Leah has an extensive exhibition career as a photo and digital media artist and has work held in numerous gallery collections. Leah also works with Indigenous and non-Indigenous creatives and communities across a broad range of media forms, such as imaging for music, theatre & dance; involvement in community art events and performing as a singer and musician. Keywords: Decolonising methodologies; practice-led research; contemporary art practice; visual art; interdisciplinary collaboration; installation; public art; ephemeral art; photo media; 2D media; 3D animation; time-based media; performance; community art.
I have extensive exhibition experience and also work with Indigenous and non-Indigenous creatives and communities across a broad range of media forms, such as imaging for music, theatre & dance; involvement in community art events and performing as a singer and musician. Some exhibition and collaborative highlights include: Wes Enoch and Deborah Mailman’s 7 Stages of Grieving Metro Arts (1995); Aunti Vi McDermott’s book, Munyourbarn (2006); White Apron Black Hands Museum of Brisbane (1994); Dancelines, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne (2006); Mill Binna, PhotoAccess Gallery Canberra (2017). Dreaming mum series (2018-2020) National Portrait Gallery, Canberra; QUT Art Museum, Brisbane; Evocations (2020) for Rite of Passage, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane; Canaipa Mudlines: Art and Environment, Redland Art Gallery (2020); 15 Artists, Redcliffe Art Gallery (2020); From all Points of the Southern Sky, Southeast Museum of Photography, Florida.