YASMIN SMITH
  • » 19/08/2018:  The Commercial is open by appointment only during August. Yasmin Smith's Drowned River Valley will continue during this period but only viewable by appointment during regular gallery hours. Please email the gallery to arrange a visit.
  • » 17/07/2018:  Yasmin Smith is featured in The Journal of Australian Ceramics, July Issue, with coverage by Jan Guy.
  • » 07/07/2018:  Yasmin Smith is featured in the current Art Collector magazine. Coverage by Rachel Tolosa Paz.
  • » 31/05/2018:  Coverage of Yasmin Smith's work 'Drowned River Valley', 2018, is included in The Monthly review of the Sydney Biennale, '21st Biennale of Sydney', by writer and curator Julie Ewington. "Australian Yasmin Smith has set up a workshop transforming her clays, Parramatta River mangrove wood for glazes, and the salt of Sydney Harbour in a beautifully calibrated process that will endure throughout the exhibition; her drying room, on the island's upper level, is physically separate but conceptually integral." [excerpt, full article on TheMonthly.com.au, May edition of the magazine.] The Sydney Biennale continues until June 11.
  • » 16/03/2018:  TimeOut Sydney magazine includes Yasmin Smith in 'Six must-see works at Biennale of Sydney'. The Biennale opens to the public today across seven venues, with Yasmin Smith's project at two sites on Cockatoo Island. The project is participatory for the the first month of the Biennale. "Smith will install a large-scale participatory work in what was once a timber-drying shed on Cockatoo Island. It’s an ambitious project involving the creation of an operating studio with a kiln and its own salt farm. Using materials gathered from the island and salt from the surrounding water, Smith will create a forest of ceramic tree branches." Coverage by Elissa Blake.
  • » 03/03/2018:  Yasmin Smith will deliver an Artist Talk at the Superposition Studio, Cockatoo Island, as part of the 21st Biennale of Sydney PREVIEW, 3 - 4pm on 14/03/18. Smith will talk through her major site-specific ceramic project on Cockatoo Island, which she has worked on since being selected into the Biennale program, in March 2017, by Artistic Director Mami Kataoka. Yasmin Smith's ceramics practice uses research and archeological processes to explore the chemistry of glaze techniques to furnish material evidence of histories, ecology, geology and culture. Join the studio audience to gain insight into Smith's dynamic practice, her artwork build and outcomes, and the site-specific nature of her work on Cockatoo Island for the Biennale of Sydney. The preview talk is FREE to attend. The Biennale of Sydney opens offically 16/03/18 - 11/06/18.
  • » 01/03/2018:  Artistic Director of the 21st Biennale of Sydney, Mami Kataoka, has highlighted Yasmin Smith's work to view within the Biennale program. ‘Artists like Yasmin Smith, whose site-specific ceramic work at Cockatoo Island uses the earth – clay as art – water, fire and wood to make that fire. It’s one of the ancient ways of making daily objects and this medium is so current,’ says Kataoka, 'Merging aspects of art, archaeology and science, Smith examines the processes and chemical composition of glazes made from material found on site to reveal the history, ecology, geology and culture of a place'. Visual ArtsHub coverage, by Gina Fairley.
  • » 15/02/2018:  The upcoming Biennale of Sydney opens in exactly one month, with an anticipated program. Yasmin Smith has been selected by Artistic Director Mami Kataoka to develop a site specific project for Cockatoo Island. The ceramic project will investigate the presence and significance of salt in the Sydney Harbour and Parramatta River tidal exchange. ‘Smith’s work will explore the long history of abuse Parramatta River has suffered since colonisation – through industrialisation and urbanisation – which has changed the foreshore line and the makeup of the vegetation and river itself.’ – Broadsheet Sydney. The 21st Biennale of Sydney will be presented across seven venues over twelve weeks 16/04/18 – 11/06/18
  • » 14/12/2017:  The Biennale of Sydney has released its full list of artists for the 21st Biennale of Sydney curated by Mami Kataoka opening in March 2018. Yasmin Smith has been busy developing her incredible site specific ceramics project for Cockatoo Island investigating the presence and significance of salt in the Sydney Harbour/Parramatta River tidal exchange waters.
  • » 18/09/2017:  It is a great pleasure to announce that Yasmin Smith's ceramics installation, Open Vase Central Leader Widow Maker, a forensics of site-specific wood ash glazes, shortlisted for the 2017 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramics Award, has been acquired by Shepparton Art Museum. We look forward to seeing Open Vase Central Leader Widow Maker installed in the new SAM building, due to commence construction in 2018.
  • » 07/04/2017:  Yasmin Smith in coverage of Biennale of Sydney's announcement of first 21 artists in Artist Director Mami Kataoka's 21st Biennale of Sydney in The Guardian.
  • » 06/04/2017:  Today the Biennale of Sydney announced the names of the first 21 artists selected by Artistic Director Mami Kataoka for the 21st Biennale of Sydney. Congratulations to Yasmin Smith on her inclusion on this list. Smith is one of three Australian artists on the preliminary list (the list includes Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Ai Weiwei, Brook Andrew, N.S. Harsha, Koji Ryui and George Tjungurrayi). Exhibition dates 16/03/18 - 11/06/18.
  • » 03/02/2017:  Congratulations to Yasmin Smith for being one of five artists shortlisted for the 2017 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award. The $ 50,000 prize will be announced at Shepparton Art Museum on June 17. Finalists are Glenn Barkley, Karen Black, Laith McGregor, Jenny Orchard and Yasmin Smith. The exhibition will comprise all new work commissioned for the award exhibition.
  • » 23/01/2017:  Yasmin Smith is exhibiting works from her 2015 Ntaria Fence series in the group exhibition, World Material, guest curated by Chloé Wolifson at Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney. The exhibition opens Saturday 28/01/17, 4-6pm and continues until 25/02/17. Artists include Connie Anthes, Rebecca Gallo, Eloise Kirk, Michelle Nikou, Lisa Sammut, Lotte Schwerdtfeger, Yasmin Smith and Louise Weaver.
  • » 05/08/2016:  Yasmin Smith is presenting a site-specific process based work, Contours of Our Heart, for Sculpture at Barangaroo. Engaging with the recent massive excavation and relandscaping of the Barangaroo site, Smith has sourced local sandstone, a prominent feature of Barangaroo Reserve but also synonymous to Sydney. Sandstone also denotes the colonial city as it was a popular building material from the late 1790s to the 1890s. Typical of her development of glazes related to specific sites and histories, Smith has ground Barangaroo sandstone to form a site-specific clay and glaze and is inviting participation in daily workshops to create individual clay pieces. A kiln, the centrepiece of a makeshift campsite, is heated daily to fire the clay pieces and to allow for glazing. Yasmin Smith in Sculpture at Barangaroo, Nawi Lawn, Barangaroo Reserve, 06/08/16 - 21/08/16.  
  • » 20/07/2015:  Yasmin Smith is presenting a talk about her large ceramics installation, Ntaria Fence, at The Commercial on Saturday 25/07/15, 4pm.
  • » 20/06/2014:  The Commercial is excited in anticipation of its first presentation at Melbourne Art Fair in the Royal Exhibition Building from 13/08/14 - 17/08/14. Presented by the Melbourne Art Foundation, a not for profit organisation, Melbourne Art Fair is one of Australasia’s longest running contemporary art events. For 25 years the Fair has stimulated critical and commercial attention for galleries and their artists directly contributing to the livelihood of living artists. The Commercial will present a group exhibition in the MAF Galleries sector. Collector's passes and tickets to the opening night Vernissage on Wednesday 13 August, 6-10pm are available on the Melbourne Art Fair website.
  • » 17/02/2014:  Yasmin Smith recently spent a month at Hermannsburg in Central Australia assisting the community of potters on the Old Church Project. The project's aim was to create a ceramic replica of the old Lutheran mission church, an installation with soundscape, exploring the material culture of the mission period. A short documentary about the Hermannsburg Old Church Project is being broadcast at 10am AEST on Monday 17/02/14 on ABC Radio National's Books and Arts Daily program. A live streaming of the program is available on the Radio National website.
  • » 13/10/2013:  Agatha Gothe-Snape and Yasmin Smith are two of five alumni of Sydney College of the Arts shortlisted for the 2013 Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists' Travel Scholarship Prize. The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to a recent SCA graduate to further his/her visual arts practice and professional development in an international environment. The scholarship offers $28,000 and is awarded on the basis of an application and visual assessment by a panel of judges. Major works by the artists will be on exhibition at SCA 17/10/13 - 25/10/13. Announcement of the prize and opening event takes place on Wednesday 16/10/13, 5.30-8pm.
  • » 12/09/2013:  Yasmin Smith has been selected to exhibit in Installation Contemporary, the curated section for installation and oversized work at the inaugural Sydney Contemporary art fair. Smith is producing a major new group of large ceramic works, an extension of her Apprentice Welder series seen in her solo exhibition at The Commercial earlier this year. Installation Contemporary is curated by Aaron SeetoDirector of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney. Sydney Contemporary is being held at Carriageworks between Thursday 19 and Sunday 22 September. Yasmin Smith, Installation Contemporary, IC11.
  • » 12/06/2013:  It is a pleasure to announce that Yasmin Smith's work Apprentice Welder has been acquired by Artbank.
  • » 09/11/2012:  Yasmin Smith is exhibiting in the group exhibition, Reality Considerations (for the sake of), at 55 Sydenham Rd. The exhibition is curated by Eleonor Ivory Weber and includes work by Filipa César, Bea Fremderman, Georgia Kaw, Asta, Meldal Lynge and Yasmin Smith. It opens Friday 09/11/12, 6pm until late. The exhibition includes a performance program and publication: Performances by Brian Fuata (17.11.12) and Matte Rochford (1.12.12). The publication has been designed by Richard Houguez and includes written contributions from : Catherine Borra, Tom Clark, Amelia Groom, João Laia, JD Reforma, David Smail and Eleonor Ivory Weber. Further ... Amelia Groom and Eleonor Ivory Weber will have "a counter-productive conversation on fashion (24.11.12), and each Saturday at 3pm (or by request) they will screen the documentary 'Hidden Depths' (1989) directed by the late Nina Burr for Thames TV and featuring psychologist David Smail." exhibition dates: 09/11/12 - 02/12/12 55 Sydenham Rd, Marrickville
  • » 01/09/2012:  Yasmin Smith and fellow artist, Alex Pye, have initiated an open-format artist residency called Dark tea time of the soul in Cumnock in rural New South Wales, near the regional centre of Orange. Inquire through Dark tea time of the soul’s Facebook page for information about the residency.