EXHIBITIONS / Jeremy Smart: Sanctuary

09.11.2012 to 24.11.2012

Jeremy Smart’s photographs engage with notions of recall and historical story-telling. In his new series, Sanctuary, Smart continues his exploration of connections to specific locations. With an interest in environmental sciences and fascination with the spirit of progress and tradition located within the Victorian era, the setting of the botanic garden has provided a platform for the artist’s engagement in changing attitudes toward constructed and wild nature.


Excerpt from essay by Rachael Watts - view full version and list of works here

Plate I: Schinus molle (var. areira) 2012 by Jeremy Smart

Plate I: Schinus molle (var. areira)  2012

Jeremy Smart

Pigment Ink on Cotton Rag

40 x 40 cm (image size)

Plate II: Unidentified angiosperm 2012 by Jeremy Smart

Plate II: Unidentified angiosperm  2012

Jeremy Smart

Pigment Ink on Cotton Rag

40 x 40 cm (image size)

Subjugation of the elements (Stage I) 2012 by Jeremy Smart

Subjugation of the elements (Stage I)  2012

Jeremy Smart

Pigment Ink on Cotton Rag

40 x 40 cm (image size)

Subjugation of the elements (Stage II) 2012 by Jeremy Smart

Subjugation of the elements (Stage II)  2012

Jeremy Smart

Pigment Ink on Cotton Rag

40 x 40 cm (image size)

The death of the tyrant Gessler (or the parable of environmental conditioning) 2012 by Jeremy Smart

The death of the tyrant Gessler (or the parable of environmental conditioning)  2012

Jeremy Smart

Pigment Ink on Cotton Rag

40 x 40 cm (image size)

The preacher held forth at the highest pitch of his voice, in defiance alike of the Queen’s English and the rules of grammar 2012 by Jeremy Smart

The preacher held forth at the highest pitch of his voice, in defiance alike of the Queen’s English and the rules of grammar  2012

Jeremy Smart

Pigment Ink on Cotton Rag

40 x 40cm (image size)

The pilgrimage of the screeching colonists 2012 by Jeremy Smart

The pilgrimage of the screeching colonists  2012

Jeremy Smart

Pigment Ink on Cotton Rag

40 x 40cm (image size)

Sanctuary, installation view 2012 by Jeremy Smart

Sanctuary, installation view  2012

Jeremy Smart

Sanctuary, installation view 2012 by Jeremy Smart

Sanctuary, installation view  2012

Jeremy Smart

Sanctuary, installation view 2012 by Jeremy Smart

Sanctuary, installation view  2012

Jeremy Smart