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Marie Smith

Marie Smith


Residency Date:May 2022
Project Title:We Belong Here
Social Media:@marie_elaina_


About the Artist

Marie Smith is a visual artist and writer born, living and working in London. Smith graduated in 2017 with a MA in History in Art with Photography at Birkbeck, University of London.

Marie’s practice incorporates text and digital and analogue photography as a form of visual language. Marie’s experience with anxiety/depression has informed how she addresses identity, nature, environmentalism, mental health and wellbeing in her practice.

Marie is an Associate Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London and Portsmouth University. Marie has also guest lectured at MA and Documentary Photography course at London College of Communication. She is also a member of Women Photograph.


We Belong Here Exhibition

We Belong Here by Marie Smith is an exhibition that explores identity, belonging and nature in the New Forest.

As the first New Forest National Park Artist in Residence, Marie Smith has been working on a collaborative project with seven people of colour who are based in Hampshire and the New Forest. The exhibition will reflect upon the diversity and richness of the New Forest as well as provide an interpretation of each collaborators relationship with the landscape.

The exhibition will take place at spudWORKS in Sway throughout October 2022. More information about the exhibition can be found here.

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