Chair – Artist Reference Group Co-Chair – Gender Equity Action Plan
Sally Smart is a practicing artist and is recognised for her large-scale cut-out assemblage installations, painting and performance works. Her practice engages identity politics and the relationships between the body, thought and culture including trans-national ideas that have shaped cultural history.
Ms Smart is currently Honorary Professor, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, University of Melbourne.
She exhibits globally and is represented in public and private collections throughout Australia and internationally. Smart has been the recipient of numerous appointments, awards and prizes including: Vice-Chancellors Professorial Fellow, VCA, University of Melbourne (2016-2020), Board member (Deputy Chair) National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) (2014-2020); Public Art Commission, Shadow Trees, Buluk Park, Melbourne (2016); Visual Arts Australia Council Fellowship (2013-2014); Artist-in Residence, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA (2012); and Trustee of the National Gallery of Victoria (2002-2008).
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