©2019 by Arizona Smith.

 

The Lurner Prize

Co founder with Sam Mead of The Lurner Prize, an independent prize for self taught artists - see more @thelurnerprize on Instagram

Natural dying

Natural bundle dying with Ciara Callaghan of Sew and Grow at Woman Fest.

Weaving Workshops

Facilitating weaving workshops for young care leavers as part of a project with Element that works with care leavers to create art and show work in exhibitions.

Heroes Book Project

Co-created and self published a book with children from The Fitzrovia Centre and facilitator Lauren Meredith Stubbs. We worked with the children over a year to consider heroism, values and community and then develop a storyline and illustrations around the journey of the hero in everyday life.

Build your own city

Lead artist for day long workshop with adults with learning difficulties. We used a range of materials to create a dream city sculpture. In collaboration with Battersea Arts Centre and Heart N Soul at The Albany. Photos by Tim Mitchell

The Fitzrovia Community Centre

Currently project manager of  the arts program at the centre. This years programme oversees weekly arts and drama sessions for 7-11's ending in an exhibition and performance as well as a self published book. We also have a monthly movement and art programme for over 65's. We host 5 family days per year plus other events.

Come To Us, at Going Places Festival

As part of Going Places festival celebrating care leavers I worked as an artist and designer with Battersea Arts Centre and Louise Wallwein to create an exhibition of sculpture and text with care experienced adults.

Human Hospitals

Working as associate artist as part of Camerados Human Hospitals project. Designing and creating public installations in two hospitals, running public workshops across two hospitals and creating a zine

Discovery Day at the Francis Crick Institute

Lead artist on collaborative drawing workshop using chalk murals to explore the relationship between art and science in pattern. The day was attended by over 700 people.

Family Saturdays at Battersea Arts Centre

Lead artist at Battersea arts centres family Saturdays open to the public.

Exploring nature in urban spaces

Artist at workshop  for families looking at nature in urban spaces at Vauxhall City Farm.

The Animal in the Man

The Animal in the Man is one of the earliest works of my career, yet it touches upon some elements that continue to fascinate me and are somehow embedded into my work. An artist’s theme can often be seen and felt throughout the years, collections, and even individual pieces. Please get in touch in order to learn more about this piece.