SAM SHMITH’S photograph View from the Dayvan is currently showing at the National Gallery of Australia, part of a new photography show, Gifted artists: Donations by Patrick Corrigan AM. The National Gallery holds one of the most extensive collections of Australian photographs from the 1970s to the present and the Corrigan gift has contributed to this holding in a significant way. SAM SHMITH’S practice depicts expansive composite landscapes, often as they are encountered in states of transit, taking us to places unrecognizable, yet strangely familiar. Digitally layered from an image bank of over 60,000 self-harvested photographs, Shmith choreographs a hybrid of images from his personal archives into each photo-work.
The exhibition runs from 15 August – 12 January 2015.