Jenny Smith

Jenny Smith
The Edinburgh Laser Cutting Studio


Jenny Smith (Edinburgh UK). BA (hons) Fine Art (1st class) University of Dundee. MA Multi – Disciplinary Print, UWE Bristol. Exhibits nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include 6th Kyoto Hanga International Print Exhibition , Japan, Watermarks, Morgan Conservatory and Tom Balbo Galleries, Cleveland, USA, Reflection, City Arts Centre Edinburgh and Amateras, Art Alley Gallery, Sofia Bulgaria. Winner of numerous Awards. Shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2009. Work held in public and private collections nationally and internationally, including recent acquisitions by The Tate Library and National Galleries of Scotland. Director of The Edinburgh Laser Cutting Studio.

Poster Presentation

What is the best advice you have been given?
“What is the best advice you have been given?” is a socially engaged, site-specific laser cut installation. An investigation into the relationship between traditional methodologies and new technologies within the context of drawing.100 people, from all walks of life were asked to respond to the title question in their own handwriting. Their responses were laser cut into paper to create a 3.25 x 1.5 m site specific work for the SSA Annual Exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh 2013. A limited edition artist book accompanies the project.

This Academic Poster presentation will outline the project and it’s development.