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Danielle Smelter

Danielle is a visual artist, arts writer and gallery professional. She has worked across curatorial and collection roles at a range of institutions and currently runs her own creative consultancy.

Selected writing includes; Another Look: Contemporary Artists and the Collection (Town Hall Gallery), Mother (Edition II, The Sleepover Club Initiative), Sunny Side Up (commissioned essay for Cristy Gilbert & Anna Simic), Michael Shiell: Sites of ExChange (catalogue essay).

Danielle’s body of photographic work has been exhibited in The National Photography Prize at MAMAlbury, the Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women and the Photobook Melbourne Photo Award.

Other exhibitions include Giving Form (Trocadero Art Space), Tea & Sandwiches (Sweet FA/ Due West Festival), Subterranean (Abbotsford Convent), White Christmas (Arnold Street Gallery) and Make Space | Hold Space | Claim Space (Bluestone Art Space, Footscray). She is a founding member of the social enterprise The Artists Guild which aims to facilitate the participation and visibility of female identifying creatives.

Danielle is currently undertaking a Master of Arts, exploring photographic approaches to documenting psychological landscapes and their relationship to power through processes of repetition and performativity.

Role: visual artist, curator and writer
Website: www.daniellesmelter.com
Email:  danielle @ daniellesmelter.com