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Steve Smart

Some recent artworks and poetry

Stop Making Sense! (online nonsense poetry activities)
A collaboration with poet and performer Kirsten Luckins commissioned as part of StAnza International Poetry Festival 2021's "No Rhyme Nor Reason" theme.
Outputs included: Stop Making Sense! website with online interactive poetry activities and collection of submitted nonsense poetry.


THIS (an interactive poetry reading)
A collaboration with poet Rebecca Sharp commissioned by StAnza International Poetry Festival for Book Week Scotland.
Outputs included: THIS website and online interactive poetry reading, Meet the Artist Zoom discussion


Trawl (a video poem)
A collaboration with poet Matthew Caley (using text from his collection Trawlerman’s Turquoise) musician and bioacoustician Alex South, and experts in marine science at the University of St Andrews. Supported by StAnza 2020.
Outputs included: screening at The Byre during StAnza 2020, an online video, TRAWL was also selected for screening at the 2020 Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin.


Poems for Doctors
A collaboration between Scottish Poetry Library and the School of Medicine at the University of St Andrews. Poems for Doctors built SPL’s Tools of the Trade anthology. Readings of poems from the anthology were made into a collection of short films. Readings were made by medical professionals or students who also explained the particular reasons or associations which had led them to the poem they chose.
Outputs included:
28 poetry films, a blog, a Facebook community, an interactive video ‘jukebox’, exhibits at several different events and locations, summary report.


Drawing breath
A collaboration about trees, time and physicality with Queensferry based visual artist Tansy Lee Moir.
Outputs included:
an online album of eight poems, a video piece and a visual poem shown at Grown Together, St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh, November 2017, and a poetry reading at the same event.


Place of Graves
A video and sound collaboration with poet Brian Johnstone and musicians Richard Ingham and Louise Major, as part of the Fields of War performance project.
Outputs included: a live screening as part of a performance at SPL 7th September 2019,  
an online video.

A Parcel of Light
Book Project:
'A Parcel of Light' Photographs

'A parcel of light' is a wee photobook about home hills (Angus, Scotland) I made a while ago for a friend who died recently.

You can see the book preview online for free here. Author's profits will go to the Scottish Search and Rescue Dogs Association (SARDA Scotland) – or if you enjoy the book preview but don't want to buy, you could just give SARDA Scotland a donation online yourself – there's a link on their website.

Incidental HarmonicsBook Project:
'Incidental Harmonics' Photographs

Incidental Harmonics - a collection of fragmentary evidence.

You can see this book here.

Authors' proceeds will be donated to the National Autistic Society.



I've been involved in a broad range of creative disciplines over a number of years, leading to collaborations with artists, performers, scientists and others in fields as diverse as rehabilitation, dance, photography, video, computing, sculpture, virtual 3D modelling, digital imaging, psychology, biology, and several other areas.

My training - back in the early 12th Century it seems now! - was in science and in art, and I continue to be interested and involved in both.








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