Ian Smith

Regional Lens

The J Noosa, Noosa Heads

Tue 4 July to Sun 30 July

It's a familiar tale – regional artists leaving their hometowns to pursue arts education and careers in metropolitan areas. One prominent Queensland example is Ian Smith, who was born in Cairns and studied a Diploma of Art and Design at the Prahran College of Technology in Melbourne. Smith has enjoyed a successful career as a painter, spanning over 50 years. Drawn from the McCrea Collection, this exhibition of works is imbued with a tension between an urban practice and a regional lens.

Van Badham / Banned Books / Jordyn Burnett / Behrouz Boochani and Arnold Zable / Brotherhood of the Wordless / Community Critics / Lyndon Davis, Leah Barclay and Tricia King / Fiona Foley / Juan Ford / Todd Fuller / Warwick Gow / Aunty Helena Gulash and James Muller / Kim Guthrie / Miriam Innes / Soda Jerk / Ketakii Jewson-Brown and Shaye Hardisty / Deborah Kelly / Kidsplained / Jaime Kiss / Kim Leutwyler / Louise Martin-Chew / Peter Rowe / Van T Rudd / Amy Sargeant / Ian Smith / Shelley Ware / Judy Watson / Megan Williams / Gosia Wlodarczak / Laura Woodward