Background:Renee Smith is an artist, textile designer and screen printer living in Canberra but she is originally from Tingha in New South Wales. Tingha is situated on the Northern Tablelands within the Anaiwan/Gamilaroi Language group Nation. This is where her waabi, (mother’s mother in Gamilaroi) originates. She lived with her grandparents, sister, cousins, aunt’s and uncles throughout the early years. She is one of 53 grandchildren, (mother’s side), she has children of her own and her late father was a Wiradjuri man from Wellington, NSW.
Most of her art is very personal because it derives from her family’s history and personal research into her cultural heritage. The inspiration is directly linked to her waabi (mother’s mother), she instiled a sense of worth about their identity, and she honour�s her late grandmother throughout her creative processThemes:Her workshop practice includes drawing, etching, design, printing, painting, experimentation with Adobe Photoshop computer aided design and production of hand printed fabric, paper and glass depicting native animals and plants.Education:Her formal training consists of currently studying a Bachelor of Business through Monash University and completed a Certificate III in Retail, Certificate IV in Business (Small Business Management), Diploma of Art (Visual) and Certificate in Aboriginal Fashion & Art.
Title: Bunda KangarooMedium: Acrylic on glassDimensions: 30 cm x 30 cmPrice: AUD$180.00 ConvertID: RES002 (MOJBUR)
Title: Dolphins in the DeepMedium: Pigment ink screenprinted on stretched Dupion silkDimensions: 126cms h x 32cms wPrice: AUD$210.00 ConvertID: RES007