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About Nyree and Smith Art

As a Designer Artisan I am dedicated to creating longlasting, functional and aesthetic metalwork for home, garden, and commecial beautification. I have individually handcrafted all the the pieces, each one is unique and custom made.

My aim is to influence contemporary design trends towards incorporating concepts of longevity and symbolic significance to our functional, everyday objects. I think beyond the modern day concept of "design for disassembly" and consider the everyday object as having lasting value, functionality and restorability for many generations to come.


Through my business Smith Art, I will be conducting fun, hands-on, project based classes in artisan tecniques in the Northern Rivers area, NSW, in April 2021. For more information please join the mailing list through the home page or contact us via phone email etc, details are in my contact page. link

Smith Art's Founder Nyree L Smith

Nyree L. Smith

Professional Experience:
1995- Present
Founder, designer and fabricator of SMITH ART, Cawongla, NSW, Australia and DELAFORJA SL, Toledo, Spain
Smith Art provides decorative metalwork for commercial and residential building projects and renovations in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia. The product range includes lighting fixtures, gates, railings, door hardware, furniture, gift wares, signage and sculptural pieces. The majority of the work is built from mild steel and occasionally I incorporate materials such as copper, brass, glass, tile, fabric, perspex and timber.

2003 Bachelor of Industrial Design with 1st class Honours, University of Canberra,
ACT, Australia and Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, DF, Mexico
2000 Certificate 4, Applied Linguistics - Spanish, Canberra Institute of Technology,
Canberra, ACT, Australia
1995 Certificate 4, Small Business Management, Business Skills Centre,
Canberra, ACT, Australia

Honours/ Awards:
2003 Umap Award for study at the Universidad Iberoamericana, DF, Mexico
2001 Winston Churchill Trust Fellowship to fund 5 months professional study with and artisans and restorers in workshops throughout Spain, and in the Queen's Armory, St James Palace, London, England

1993 Australia Council for the Arts Grant to fund a Master of Fine Arts degree in Design, Illinois USA
1993 George Alexander and Ian Potter Foundation awards to fund 4 months professional study with designers in New York City, USA

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