The work of Oliver Smart explores mechanical, biological and social systems sculpturally through playfully subverting precision and active geometry.
1996 Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.
Bachelor of Visual Arts (Sculpture)
2022 Suspending Motion, Walthemstow Wetlands, London
2019 Imago - A Dragonfly in Motion, Circus Gallery, London
2022 RA Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2019 Circus is 21, Circus Gallery, London
Bow Down and Very Low - 123 collaboration with Ingrid Pollard
2022 Carbon Slowly Turning, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK
2022 Carbon Slowly Turning, Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK
2022 Turner Prize Exhibition, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Puppet Flutter / Flight is a Waltz collaboration with Dominic Harris
2017 Design Miami/Basel, Basel
2016 PAD London
2022 Jack Goldhill Award for Sculpture, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2019 Imago A Dragonfly in Motion, Marylebone Journal, London
2018 Interview, Puppet Notebook, UK
2017 Interview, Discovering Tottenham
2013 Interview, Puppet Notebook, UK
1998-present Suitcase Circus, Folded Feather, Touring, International
2011 Life Still, Folded Feather, Touring, International
2016 Blood and Bone, Cicada Productions, Touring, UK
2015 Tim Tiger, Molièreensemblen, Touring, Sweden
2014 Flying Roast Goose, Out of Chaos, Blue Elephant Theatre
2013 Mama Borta, Boulevardteatern, Touring, Sweden
2012 Waiting for Stanley, Finger in the Pie, Touring, UK
2010 Bob, Man on the Moon, Sixth Sense/Travelling Light, Swindon, Bristol
2006 From India with Love, Those Indian Guys, Auckland
2006 The Cows, Snuff Puppets, Melbourne
2005 The Magic Chicken, Theatre Beating, Touring, Australasia
2004 The Justine Smith Show, Theatre Stampede, Auckland.
2002 The Underwatermelon Man, New Zealand Festival 2002
2013-present Rose Bruford College of Performing Arts, London
2011-present London Central School of Speech and Drama, London
2009-present The Little Angel Theatre, Islington, London
2021-present Mountview, London
2021-present St Mary’s University, London
2015-present London College of Fashion, London
2016-2017 WAC Arts, London
2014 Sony Entertainment Europe, London
2013 Flying Cloud, London
2013 Bath Theatre Royal, Bath, UK
2010 Polka Theatre, London
2012 Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London
2013 Sixth Sense Theatre Company, Swindon, UK
2009 Mexican Circus Convention, Xilitla, Mexico
2008 Blind Summit Theatre Company, London
2006 Early Childhood Dept., Auckland College of Education, NZ
2004 Artstation Community Art Centre , Auckland, NZ
2016 Under Dog, Channel 4, UK
2015 The Muppets Most Wanted, Disney
2012 Hyundai Puppets, Irresistible Films/Microsoft PR, London
2012 We’re Puppeteers, Nickelodeon, UK
2012 Harry Hill's TV Burp, ITV, UK
2000 Mes mer… , Morag Brownlie, Auckland.
2019 Spell, Hot Chip. Director Simon Owens
2018 Oh Baby, Alexis Taylor. Director Simon Owens
2008 Mudar De Bina, Norberto Lobo. Director- Branca Bastos, UK.
2006 Duet, Steve Abel. Director- Florian Habicht, NZ.
2005 Don't Leave Home, Sola Rosa. Turtleneck productions, NZ.
2002 Reel to Reel, Rota. Fat films, NZ.