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I’m interested in how we find meaning in things.

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. In 2004-2005 she was on the board of West Space, an artist-run space in Melbourne.

Her work is held in private collections in Australia, United States and Europe, as well as public collections: National Gallery of Victoria, Queensland State Library, RMIT University, State Library of Victoria, University of Melbourne, Santa Fe Art Institute. She has received awards and been granted residencies from the National Assistance Program for the Arts, Sidney Myer Fund & The Myer Foundation, 2020, City of Melbourne development grant, 2020, Residency at Nida Art Colony (Vilnius Arts Academy) 2016 and 2018, Arts Victoria, Cultural Exchange 2012, Santa Fe Art Institute Residency 2012.

She lives and works in Melbourne, a city built on the unceded lands of the Kulin Nations.