Danielle Smelter


Danielle is a Melbourne-based visual artist working primarily with lens-based media and performance. 

Artist CV


2019 Master of Arts (Photography), Photography Studies College

2006 Master of Arts (Cultural Materials Conservation), The University of Melbourne

2000 Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts & Cultural Studies), Monash University 

Solo Exhibitions:

2019 Conjuncture, Trocadero Arts Space, Footscray 

2019 Invisible Labour, STACC Gallery, St Albans


2019 Bound and Honey Honey for One Night in Footscray, Trocadero Art Space, Footscray

2019 Impossible Economies as part of Conjunctions a New Work Development Residency at Testing Grounds, Melbourne

Group Exhibitions:

2020 Gary Foley Gallery, New York (forthcoming)

2019 2019 Ilford CCP Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy

2017 Sweet FA, Due West Festival, The Artists Guild Studio Exhibition: Tea and Sandwiches, Trocadero Art Space,Footscray 

2017 Giving Form, Trocadero Art Space, Footscray

2016-17 White Christmas Wonderland, Arnold Street Gallery, Bendigo 

2016 Subterranean, Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne 

2016 MAMAlbury National Photographic Prize (finalist) 

2016 Make Space | Hold Space | Claim Space, Bluestone Church, Footscray 

2016 Photobook Melbourne Photo Award, Boyd School Studios, Melbourne

2015 Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women (finalist), Brightspace Gallery, St Kilda

Grants & Awards

2019 Winner, Studio Brunswick Most Compelling Symbolist Work, 2019 Ilford CCP Salon

2019 Brimbank City Council, Art Spaces Activation Partnership Funding 


Danielle Smelter, The Outlook You Gain Over Neighbouring Fences, in Another Look: Contemporary Artists and the Collection, Town Hall Gallery, Boroondara Arts, 2017.

Danielle Smelter, Mother in Edition II - Sleepover Club, http://www.sleepoverclubinitiative.com/danielle-smelter, 2016. 

Susie Blake, Emily Raubenheimer and Danielle Smelter, Make Me Visible - 21st-century breastfeeding in Bubba West Magazine issue 4, pg. 5, 2015.

Danielle Smelter, Sunny Side Up, commissioned essay for Cristy Gilbert and Anna Simic, 2014.

Danielle Smelter, Sites of ExChange in Michael Shiell, Trace: Exploring Select Recent Documents, exhibition catalogue, 2011.

Danielle Smelter, Jill Orr: Works from the Wimmera, exhibition catalogue, Horsham Regional Art Gallery, 2010.

Danielle Smelter, Michael Shiell: Sites of ExChange, Times Four exhibition catalogue for Art is... elemental Festival, Horsham Regional Art Gallery, 2010.

Danielle Smelter, Contemporary Indigenous Photography, exhibition catalogue, Horsham Regional Art Gallery, 2010.

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