Past Artist In Residence
Having grown up in Newcastle, New South Wales, sculpture artist, Neal Smith, draws from his childhood to address the passage of time through the cycle of trends within his artwork. He creates low-relief sculptures and wall works that are based on his experiences of popular culture. In 2006, Smith received a grant from the Australia Council of Art for a studio residency program at 18th Street. Here he created a large sculpture, which for obvious reasons draws from his childhood, as he created a life-sized action figurine made from cardboard. His sculptural creation was showed at Newcastle Regional Art Gallery.