Lleah Smith


Lleah Smith’s practice is shaped by three distinct modes of being, including her work as a pedagogical practitioner, her role as Curator, Programs and Learning at the Biennale of Sydney and as a PhD researcher who is focused on acknowledging the conceptual and creative rigour that is central to arts pedagogy. Smith is committed to collective processes where ‘learning’ is the medium, the artwork and the education. She situates her work through the lens of relational pedagogy where dialogical exchange is central to the encounter and prioritises acts of care and hospitality as tools for generating soft spaces that can hold moments of discomfort. By embodying a practice that is inextricably intertwined, Smith has delivered expansive projects across geographies, disciplines and fields of knowledge that have significantly informed her pedagogical approach including; Hidden Lessons, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, (2022), FUTURE SCHOOL, Cementa (2022), The Waterhouse, Biennale of Sydney (2022), anti-symposium: arts pedagogy as social practice, Biennale of Sydney (2022), Water Lessons, Biennale of Sydney, (2021-2022). http://lleahsmith.com/.

Institution: Monash University, University of New South Wales

E-mail: Lleah@biennaleofsydney.com.au

Conference Schedule

Feminist activism, resistance, social activism, policing and politics of space, environmental activism, public activism

Title of Paper

Collective Brewing: Imbuing a wet methodology of educator-practice