SPEAKER: Amber Smith

Amber Smith

Amber Smith is a non-binary artist, curator, producer and writer based in Geelong.

Amber has worked on projects with the Victorian College of the Arts, Public Art Commission, Midsumma Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Deakin University, Somebody’s Daughter Theatre Company, National Trust of Australia, Geelong City Council and Geelong Gallery, along with being a founding member of The Good Excuse Guild and Studio 112 in Geelong. They’ve been a finalist in the Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Prize (2019) and have exhibited across Melbourne at Montsalvat, Craft Victoria, Deakin Art Gallery, Allpress Studios, Fawn Gallery, Noir Darkroom, Lovers and BSG, and internationally in Bogotá, Colombia. Amber created the female and non-binary led and devised symposia and exhibition Energetical and the Brackets Art Prize in regional Victoria. In 2020 Amber Smith released their first self-published work 'Social Envelopes and Umbilical Blemishes'.

Amber Smith is a current PhD candidate at Deakin University in the School of Communication and Creative Arts. They hold a Bachelor of Design Arts (Visual Arts) from the Australian Academy of Design and a First-Class Honours Degree in Creative Arts at Deakin University. Amber is the Curator at Platform Arts and an academic at Lasalle College International, Melbourne.