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Pru Smith

Contact Details

16 Eric Street
Freshwater NSW 2096
0407 197 007
prusmithartistassisting@gmail.com

2016 – 2019 Artist/Research assisting to Hadyn Wilson (NSW State Library Artist-in-Residence 2019)

  • Research assisting NSW State Library, State Library Victoria, State Library of Queensland and National Library of Australia
  • General administration
  • Photography of art works
  • Artist short films and QR Coding (shooting and editing)
  • Manage social media (WordPress, Instagram, Facebook and Youtube)
  • Marketing and promotion
  • EDM Management (MailChimp)

Currently research assisting for ‘An Historical Novel. (Exploring the NSW State Library Archive)’ exhibition

2019  An Historical Novel.  (An Archive of Found Histories)‘.  Current exhibition at New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM), Armidale.  (5 July – 13 October 2019)
2018 ‘An Historical Novel. (An Archive of Found Artefacts)’
2017 – 2018 ‘An Historical Novel.  (The Sydney Artist Camps)’.  Bush to Bay:  Hinton and the Artists’ Camps, Mosman Art Gallery

2018 Artist assisting to Ana Young

  • Artist talk short film for Tom Bass Sculpture Prize, Juniper Hall
  • Photographed art work for an art prize

2018 Bush to Bay:  Hinton and the Artists’ Camps, Mosman Art Gallery

  • Artist talks short film – Ana Young and Ashley Frost (organised through Katrina Cashman, Curator)

2017 Locus Non Consequensia.  Sculpture installation. Collaboration with Hadyn Wilson
Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Manly Arts Festival

2015 – 2016 Parent co-ordinator, Mosman High School Art Committee

2016 Co-ordinated and attended an art immersion to Fowlers Gap for 22 students, 3 teachers, 1 artist in residence (Hadyn Wilson)
2015 Co-ordinated the inaugural AnonyMos Project which raised over $20,000 for the Mosman High School Visual Arts Department

1994 – 2000 Art Department/Set Decorating Co-ordinator

Mission Impossible II
Paramount Pictures.  Director:  John Woo.  Production Designer:  Tom Sanders.  Art Directors:  Michelle McGahey, Dan Dorrance and Nathan Crowley.  Set Decorator:  Kerrie Brown

Babe – Pig in the City
Kennedy Miller.  Director:  George Miller.  Production Designer:  Roger Ford.  Art Director:  Colin Gibson.  Set Decorator:  Kerrie Brown

Dark City
New Line Cinema.  Director:  Alex Proyas.  Production Designer:  George Liddle.  Art Directors:  Michelle McGahey and Richard Hobbs

1991 – 1994 Office Manager BLACK Productions (commercial film production company)
Executive Producer:  Andrew McPhail.  Directors:  Jeff Darling and Alan White

1990 – 1991 Creative Secretary The Ball Partnership (advertising agency)
Creative Director:  Tom Moult

1989 – 1990 Administrative Assistant MMA International (management for INXS)
Band Manager:  CM Murphy.  General Manager:  David Loiterton

Courses 
2019 Social Media (‘Social Savvy’ weekend course).  The Digital Picnic
2017 Mobile Content Creation (weekend course) AFTRS (Australian Film Television & Radio School)
2013 – 2014 Open Studio Sculpture NSW Tafe Northern Beaches Campus. Teacher:  Julia Davis

School Education
1982 – 1986 Brisbane State High School

Driver Licence
Licence Class C – Subaru Forester

Phone References
Jeff Darling, Jeff Darling, Director/DP/Photographer, Velvet. Mobile: 0438 216 201
Dr Hadyn Wilson, Artist: 4998 8161 (weekend)/0420 229 401
Katrina Cashman, Curator, Mosman Art Gallery: 0419 784 042
Rod Grant, Art Teacher, Mosman High School: 0413 607 075
Rachel Carroll, Weekend Manager, Manly Art Gallery and Museum: 0423 982 349

Written References
Dr Hadyn Wilson, Artist
Roger Ford, Production Designer, Kennedy Miller
Andrew McPhail, Executive Producer, BLACK Productions
Jeff Darling, Film Director, BLACK Productions
Tom Moult, Creative Director, The Ball Partnership

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