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Dorothy Smith ARHA is a visual artist whose practice is concerned with the built environments in which people live and work and in particular the construction and lived experience of public space. Her particular interest is drawing and how it can interact with contemporary places and concerns. Her practice involves studio based work and publicly engaged projects.
Dorothy is an Associate member of the RHA. Recent exhibitions and projects include; solo shows, Land Marks, RHA Ashford Gallery and Made and Considered in darc space, Dublin; An Post commemorative stamp commission; curation of exhibitions Print Works and Orientation for Droichead Arts Centre; Arts Council funded public art projects Dalymount – Mapping a unique Architectural Space and Spatial Stories. She is currently working on the map and publication, This is Our Place – Dalymount Park.
Dorothy has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions and worked with community based organisations and national cultural institutions as a manager, facilitator and teacher. She is a founding member of the campaigning group Phizzfest Reimagining Phibsborough.
Image: Dorothy Smith, Growth-Takeover, Image courtesy of the artist.