Artist in res­i­dence is ex­pand­ing her mar­ket

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Natalie Smith had a busy time in 2013.

While com­plet­ing her bach­e­lor in ap­plied arts at Whi­tireia, the Plim­mer­ton artist was also ex­hibit­ing through­out Welling­ton – from Matchbox Stu­dios to TSB Arena.

She then took her work from Welling­ton to Auck­land and on to Kuala Lumpur.

Smith this month be­came Whi­tireia’s lat­est Artist in Res­i­dence at Toi Poneke Arts Cen­tre.

She has been pro­vided with stu­dio space at Toi Poneke Arts Cen­tre for the year and will then have a two- week ex­hi­bi­tion of her year’s work.

Smith at­trib­uted her re­cent suc­cess to her nat­u­ral in­cli­na­tion to­wards be­ing driven and pay­ing at­ten­tion to de­tail.

She started this year by show­ing her work in The Young and Gifted ex­hi­bi­tion at The New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts.

Af­ter that, she has selected works for Kete show­ing at the academy from Fe­bru­ary 27 till March 2.

Her pri­mary fo­cus is with paint, print and tex­tiles.

‘‘My most re­cent work crosses bound­aries be­tween ob­ject mak­ing and paint­ing and is a con­tin­u­a­tion of my past work that uses the hu­man body as a site for ex­plo­ration,’’ she said.

She said she would con­tinue to ex­hibit in selected group shows through­out the year and was plan­ning a col­lab­o­ra­tive ex­hi­bi­tion in Syd­ney.

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