Kelly Hussey-Smith is a Brisbane based artist working in photography and video. She has won national awards and grants for her work, including the Churchie National Emerging Art Award and was selected for the Institute for Modern Art’s Fresh Cut program. More recently she has collaborated with Alan Hill on a number of projects and commissions and their work has been recognised in national awards and exhibited widely. Kelly maintains an independent practice and has exhibited in Australia, the United States, Bangladesh, and the United Kingdom. She lectures in photography and her work is held in public and private collections in Australia.
Alan Hill is a photographic practitioner and lecturer at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University in Brisbane. His photographic interests include examining the spaces we create, occupy and interact with in our daily lives. He maintains his own practice as well as regularly collaborating with Kelly Hussey-Smith on projects and commissions. He exhibits regularly, has been recognised in numerous national awards and his work is held in private and public collections.
Much of Kelly Hussey-Smith and Alan Hill’s collaborative practice explores societal and ideological transitions through social landscapes. Fibro Coast takes its name from the humble Australian ‘fibro’ houses that were built post-war as simple holiday homes by the sea. Known in its most simple form as ‘a tent with walls’, fibro houses are a rare example of a uniquely Australian architectural vernacular. The relaxed and informal setting of these homes, and other coastal dwellings, face an uncertain future as development interests inevitably win out over heritage. Fibro Coast celebrates the uniqueness of these spaces as functional and minimalist forms, while examining the changes taking place in their midst.
For more information on Kelly Hussey-Smith, please visit www.kellyhusseysmith.com
For more information on Alan Hill, please visit www.alanhillphotography.com