Dorothy Smith

Dorothy is a visual artist whose practice is concerned with the built environments in which
people live and work and in particular the construction and lived experience of public space.
Her drawings investigate its construction, demolition, decay, life cycle, processes and
materials, and its fugitive and transitory nature.
Her particular interest is drawing is in how drawing can interact with contemporary places
and concerns. Her practice involves studio based work and publicly engaged projects.
Dorothy is an Associate member of the RHA. Recent exhibitions and projects include; solo
shows, Land Marks, RHA Ashford Gallery and Made and Considered in darc space, Dublin;
An Post commemorative stamp commissions; curation of exhibitions for Droichead Arts
Centre; Arts Council funded public art projects Dalymount – Mapping a unique Architectural
Space and Spatial Stories. Her most recent public art project This is Our Place A Survey of
Dalymount, the Home of Irish Football a limited edition map and publication were launched
in July 2021. She is currently Curator in Residence in Droichead Arts Centre Drogheda.
Dorothy has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions and worked with community
based organisations and national cultural institutions as an artist, facilitator and teacher.