Sally Smart

Sally Smart (born 1960, Quorn, South Australia) has long been concerned with the feminine identity from both a contemporary and historical perspective. The methods she employs in creating her work, including stitching and sewing, are often traditionally termed as female practices. Her work in The Choreography of Cutting differs from other manifestations of collage in 20 and 21st Century art because of movement. Her installations show a choreographic interest in dynamic space and group composition that emerges from her study of Rudolf Laban's geometries and Martha Graham's methods of dramatic assemblage, as well as her response to the disturbing qualities of Pina Bausch.