Personal details

Dr Leah King-Smith
Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Creative Practice,
Visual Arts
Discipline *
Visual Arts and Crafts, Film, Television and Digital Media
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Identifiers and profiles

Phd (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations

NAVA, National Association for the Visual Arts;

AAANZ, Art Association of Australia & New Zealand;

ISRN, Indigenous Studies Research Network


Decolonising methodologies, Practice-led research, Transdisciplinary collaboration, Visual media, 3-D animation, Time-based media, Visual art, Photo media

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Leah King-Smith is a Bigambul descendant, visual artist and lecturer in the School of Creative Practice (Creative Industries) QUT, Brisbane. Leah’s focus is particularly driven by change for equity and cultural competence in teaching and learning, as well as the encouragement of cultural perspectives in practice-led research. Leah has an extensive career as a photo and digital media artist, encompassing solo, collaborative and group exhibitions, community engagement, dance performances, theatre productions, international cultural exchanges, book covers, story illustration and experimental film & video work. Her current practice includes 3D animation technologies within a transdisciplinary collaborative praxis. Keywords:   Decolonising methodologies; practice-led research; visual art; 3D animation; transdisciplinary collaboration; public art; 2D media; 3D media; time-based media.

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Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice, 2017. Vice Chancellor’s Performance Award, 2017.

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I have worked with creatives and communities across a broad range of media forms, such as book and story illustration, imaging for theatre & dance, transdisciplinary collaboration, and public art.

Some highlights include: Wes Enoch and Deborah Mailman’s 7 Stages of Grieving Metro Arts (1995); Aunti Vi McDermott’s book, Munyourbarn (2006); White Apron Black Hands Museum of Brisbane (1994); Dancelines, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne (2006); Dreaming Mum, Nandeebie Dreamz Indigenous media festival, Redlands (2017); Mill Binna, PhotoAccess Gallery Canberra (2017).

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For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.