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KINGS Artist Run acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate.

We offer our respect to Elders both past and present of the Kulin Nation and extend this offer to all Australian First Nations people


Lynette Smith

Middle Gallery
27 Oct 2017–18 Nov 2017

The image is a subtle form. Here, there is almost nothing to see. No horizon. No sun. No sky. The earth is not the earth. Nothing moves over it but the humid air. We are out in the open.

The place where I was, where I took these images: I was interested in it because of its qualities—fluid, effaceable, precarious. There are no objects here. Just continuous stuff, of some kind, with no edges, shifting continuously from one state to another. One day it will disappear.

Someone called Giulio Camillo once said that the image is just one of the phases that the physical body can take. It is a subtler form.

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  • Lynette Smith completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at RMIT University in 1995 and went on to do postgraduate study in linguistics and philosophy at the University of Melbourne in the 2000s. Her practice includes drawing, the moving image, books and text for voice. Lynette has exhibited in public, private and artist-run galleries since 2000 and been invited to residencies in the United States and Lithuania. In 2004-2005 she was on the board of West Space, an artist-run space in Melbourne.