Born 1985, New Zealand
Lives in Sydney, Australia

2012 - Bachelor of Design and Visual Arts - Photography - Unitec, NZ
2007 - Bachelor of Design Graphic Design - Unitec, NZ




2018  A long distance relationship - PhotoAccess Canberra (upcoming)

          Words for Distance - Wellington Street Projects Sydney (upcoming)

          The Heart is the strongest muscle in the body, Window Online (upcoming)

2017  Experiments in Distance - Bus Projects, Melbourne 

2016 Free View - KINGS ARI, Melbourne

2015  Plants & Rags - Te Tuhi, Auckland

          Solo Sausage - Artstation, Auckland

2014  Lead us outside, lead us out quietly - Enjoy Gallery, Wellington

2013  Slow Breath - Workers Window, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne




Pink Frost, Tinning St Presents Melbourne curated by Charlotte Watson (upcoming)

Cul-de-sac, Rm gallery Auckland curated by Chloe Geoghan

Transcendence, Firstdraft Sydney curated by Nanette Orly

And they all say your name, Blindside Melbourne with Zainab Hikmet

Don't forget, Meanwhile Wellington with Natasha Matila-Smith



Cold Islander, Waikato Museum, NZ

An Architecture, Down/Under Sydney 

Softly, Softly, Interlude Gallery, Sydney 

MONO, Sanderson Contemporary, Auckland

One if By Night, Bike NYC, New York

Feedback Loop, Blak Dot Gallery Melbourne



Photo+graphy - Interlude Gallery, Sydney

Navigate - Studio One, Auckland

Offstage - Artspace, Auckland

Ten hours ahead behind, Gone Fishing, Leipzig Germany



NZ Feminism, Enjoy Gallery, Wellington

The View, Wellington Street Projects, Sydney

Breathing Room, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney

Lay of the Land, Papakura Art Gallery, Auckland

Title, What’s in a Title?, Yes Collective, Auckland

November at Bath Street Gallery, Auckland




December Group Show - 10x8 Gallery, Sydney

Started from the bottom - Pilot, Hamilton

Making Visible - Franklin Arts Centre, Auckland

Give me your attention - Fresh & Fruity Gallery, Dunedin

W.e.l.c.o.m.e - Artspace, Auckland

National Contemporary Arts Awards - Waikato Museum, Hamilton

Off-Stage 6 - Whau Arts Festival, Auckland

Seeing the Landscape - Uxbridge, Auckland

The Breakup - 107 Projects, Sydney

Fruhlings Salon - Galerie Pavlova, Berlin, Germany

Awkward Feelings - George Fraser Gallery, Auckland

Single Brown Female – Pearce Gallery, Auckland

For the Vogels - Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne



Off-stage – Artspace, Auckland

Off Broadway – North Art, Auckland

National Contemporary Art Awards – Waikato Museum, Hamilton

Recent Auckland Photography – North Art, Auckland

Epiclectic – Nook Gallery, Auckland



Land/Scape – Papakura Art Gallery, Auckland

This Must be the Place – St Paul Street Gallery, Auckland

Eden Arts Awards – Unitec, Auckland

A Trace from a certain moment – Te Po Gallery, Auckland

New Kids on the Block – Unitec, Auckland

One Night Stand – Snake Pit, Auckland



2017 - Bundanon Trust Residency

2016 - 4A Curatorial Intensive Participant

2014 - Finalist in the National Contemporary Art Awards

2013 - Finalist in the National Contemporary Art Awards

2012 - Finalist in the Eden Arts Awards


2014 // ISON issue 6 - New Zealand
Invisible Territories Project Archonic - Sydney, Australia
MeMento Magazine - PhotoForum, New Zealand
Lead us outside, lead us out quietly - Self Published, New Zealand

2013 // Pictures they want to make – Edited by Chris Corson-Scott and Edward
Hanfling with foreword by Ron Brownson

2012 // I-Land – edited by Tessa Laird for Papakura Art Gallery
New kids on the block – edited by Talia Smith
This must be the place (self published)

Online links
Mark Amery reviews Talia Smith's 'Lead us outside, lead us out quietly'
The Weather Was Ideal - Excerpt Magazine
Gather & Hunt interview
Maude Magazine
NZ Herald - Fashion Plate
Gather & Hunt interview