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




2017 - Experiments in Distance - Bus Projects, Melbourne (upcoming)

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



2017 - Cold Islander, Waikato Museum, NZ (upcoming)

Freda's show, Sydney (upcoming)

Softly, Softly, Interlude Gallery, Sydney (upcoming)

MONO, Sanderson Contemporary, Auckland (upcoming)


2016 - Photo+graphy - Interlude Gallery, Sydney

Navigate - Studio One, Auckland

Offstage - Artspace, Auckland

Ten hours ahead behind, Gone Fishing, Leipzig Germany


2015 - 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


2014 - 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

2013 - 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


2012 - 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