Jacqueline Smith is a visual artist, art facilitator and teacher based in the Northern Rivers, NSW. Her practice is an exploration of drawing in mixed media, particularly ink and watercolour. Deriving inspiration from calligraphy and the documentation of energetic movement, her work seeks balance between analysis and intuition; memory and gesture; dark and light.
With teaching qualifications from RMIT (BA in Fine Art - Drawing) and ACU (Grad Dip in Education – Visual Art) in Melbourne, she has taught in a number of schools in Melbourne and the Northern Rivers, including Alia College, an independent secondary school where she developed an Art curriculum for Years 7 to 12.
Jacqui has been a core member of Scale Free Network: art-science collaborative since 2008, creating interdisciplinary workshops and participatory installations at the intersection of art, science and education. She has also worked at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in visitor services and the Ipswich Art Gallery in the development and facilitation of creative public programs for children.
In 2014 Jacqui programmed and implemented the visual arts workshops at Woodford Folk Festival in Queensland. Jacqui teaches art and art-science workshops for local schools and community groups, and is director of SFN Northern Rivers.
Jacqui is a member of the Made in Mullum collective of artists and craft makers and is currently working towards an Advanced Diploma in Transpersonal Art Therapy through Ikon Institute.