Art as Lens: Using typography, narratives and nostalgia

14aug10:00 am4:00 pmArt as Lens: Using typography, narratives and nostalgiaEducator Workshop


(Sunday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time


Queensland College of Art

226 Grey Street

Event Details

Take a look through the lens of celebrated Brisbane artist Martin Smith and explore the professional application of his artistic practice in photography and photomedia.

In his work, Martin employs photography, typography and storytelling to consider how language and modes of representation are used to express and interpret personal experience. He works with concepts like nostalgia, narrative and identity, playing with personal and contemporary contexts by drawing on his experience and speaking to universal understandings.

This workshop is relevant to arts educators, artists and arts workers. It also includes direct links to the Visual Arts Senior Syllabus, providing teachers with ideas and scaffolding for delivering Unit 1, Art as Lens.

Additional Information

About your facilitator:    Martin Smith was awarded his doctorate from Griffith University in 2018 and is the first-year advisor for the Visual Arts Cluster and convenor of Photographic Art Practices at the Queensland College of Art/Griffith University. His works have been exhibited internationally at the Hong Kong Art Fair, Photo Paris, Hous Projects in New York and Photo LA. In Australia he has exhibited at the Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney and the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane. His work is held in the collections of the Queensland Art Gallery, Monash City Gallery, the Museum of Old and New Art, University of Queensland.