Tracey Smith

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As an experienced artist with over a dozen solo exhibitions under her belt (many of which attracted prestigious awards), Tracey contribute her success to three things; a passion for collaboration and learning with others, embracing the creative process and a willingness to experiment with a variety of art mediums.

She spent the last 30 years contributing to the arts scene within the Gladstone region, partnering with community groups like the Council, Gladstone Hospital, Tondoon Botanic Gardens, Gladstone Mental Health and schools, to creatively engage those living, working and visiting this great city.

"Art to me is a space to explore and express myself. It provides time out from my busy life. My art philosophy is to embrace and allow the creative process to flourish and tell its own story. I am passionate about using art as a joyful vehicle for interaction, education and expression, allowing freedom for individuals to experience the art process in their own unique way." - Tracey Smith

TRACEY IS A RENOWNED ARTIST IN OUR REGION AND HAS WON THE FOLLOWING AWARDS:

 

2017 – Selected for the sister city competition photo displayed in exhibition in Japan.

2016 - CQ University award Digital works – photography “Passing time” Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards

2011 - Winner of works on canvas “Breaking the mould “Community Arts

2010 -  Award 3 D category “ the vessel “ Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards
2009 -  Photograph Selected for Touring Art Exhibition ‘How We See’
2008 -  1st Place, Local Photography- Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards
2008 -  Overall Winner – Castaway Recycled Art Exhibition
2005 -  Highly Com, Works on Paper ‘Jack’ - Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards
2005 -  1st Place, Float Construction ‘Gladstone Regional Council’ - Harbour Festival
1987 -  Commended – Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards
1987 -  1st Place, Under 21 Section - Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards
1987 -  Year 12 Art Award – Toolooa State High School
1987 -  Award of Excellence – Gladstone & Districts Secondary School Art Exhibition
1987 -  Certificate of Merit - Gladstone & Districts Secondary School Art Exhibition

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS / PUBLIC SCULPTURES

2016/2017 - Pop up “Arts in the Park”.  GRC

2016 – Turtleway artscape : Soldier crab sculpture

2013 Photography exhibition “ Nature in the Lens”
2007 , 2008, 2009 -  Mixed Medium Exhibition, Toondoon Botanic Gardens
2006 – ‘ Life is a Puzzle Exhibition’ Clay Installation Exhibition, Gladstone Art Gallery
2006 -  Mixed Medium Exhibition, Boyne Tannum Community Centre
1997 -  Natural Silk Exhibition, Cedar Gallery – Calliope
1992 -  ‘Living Silk’ Hand painted designer clothing, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery
1991 -  Silk Exhibition, Attic Gallery – Rockhampton
1990 -  ‘The Natural Way’ Silk & Pastel Exhibition, Biroo Gallery – Rockhampton
1989 -  ‘In Nature’ Silk Exhibition, Gladstone City Theatre
1989 -  ‘Expressions of Nature’ Mixed Medium, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS/COMPETITIONS:

2008, 2010 , 2012, 2013, 2014, 2105, 2016, 2017, 2108  - Martin Hanson Memorial Art Exhibition
2009 -  ‘How We See’ -  Photography Exhibition by Central Queenslanders, Touring Exhibition
2008 -  ‘Castaway’ Art Exhibition, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery
2000 , 2006 -  Martin Hanson Memorial Art Exhibition
1999 -  Selected Participant, ‘Awoonga Immersion Art  Retreat/Exhibition’
1997 -  Martin Hanson Memorial Art Exhibition
1987 -  Senior Students Art Exhibition, State Wide