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Dr Natalie Smith

Natalie SmithMA (Canterbury), PhD (Otago)

Contact details

Room 6C23, Richardson Building
Tel +64 3 479 5204
Email natalie.smith@otago.ac.nz

Natalie comes from a sociology of art and culture background. Her primary areas of research interest are New Zealand fashion design and the social and cultural factors that influence design. 

She is particularly interested in the relationship between gender, work and design; craft; textile design; and the art/fashion nexus. 

Natalie has a longstanding interest in arts governance and has served on the boards of several not-for-profit arts organisations in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Teaching

Supporting 100-level Sociology papers

SOCI 101 Sociology of New Zealand Society
SOCI 102 Cultural and Social Identities
SOCI 103 Crime, Deviance and Social Transformation

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Publications

Smith, N., & Bell, V. (2018). Unbound: The exhibition: Project report. Scope (Art & Design), 16, 8-15.

Bell, V., & Smith, N. (2018, September). Unbound: The Exhibition: Contemporary reflections on the changeability of dress, bodies and sexualities. Verbal presentation at the Costume and Textile Association of New Zealand Annual Symposium: Unbound: Liberating Women, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Smith, N. (curator), & Bell, V. (curator) (2018, 21 September-18 October). Unbound: The exhibition. Dunedin School of Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Exhibition].

Smith, N. & Bell, V. (2018). Exhibition catalogue for Unbound: The exhibition, Dunedin School of Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Exhibition Catalogue].

Smith, N. (2017). The modern girl: Dale Austen, Miss New Zealand, in Hollywood. In R. Bell (Ed.), New Zealand between the wars. (pp. 256-279). Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University Press.

Exhibition

Smith, N. (curator), & Bell, V. (curator) (2018, 21 September-18 October). Unbound: The exhibition. Dunedin School of Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Exhibition].

Hammonds, L. (curator), & Smith, N. (curator) (2017, 18 March-25 June). When dreams turn to gold: The Benson & Hedges and Smokefree Fashion Design Awards 1964-1998. Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Exhibition].

Smith, N. (guest curator) (2016, 11 March-3 June). Fashion Rules OK. De Beer Gallery, Central Library, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Exhibition].

Smith, N. (co-curator), & Radner, H. (co-curator) (2012, 1 February-25 March). NOM*d: The Art of Fashion. Whangarei Museum, Whangarei, New Zealand. [Exhibition].

Radner, H. (co-curator), & Smith, N. (co-curator) (2011). NOM*d: The art of fashion. Eastern Southland Gallery, Gore, New Zealand.

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Other Research Output

Smith, N. & Bell, V. (2018). Exhibition catalogue for Unbound: The exhibition, Dunedin School of Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Exhibition Catalogue].

Smith, N. (2017). Exhibition catalogue essay for When dreams turn to gold: The Benson & Hedges and Smokefree Fashion Design Awards 1964-1998, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Exhibition Catalogue].

Hammonds, L. & Smith, N. (2017). Exhibition catalogue for When dreams turn to gold: The Benson & Hedges and Smokefree Fashion Design Awards 1964-1998, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Exhibition Catalogue].

Smith, N. (2017). Nerdiah Haworth. Retrieved from http://www.nzfashionmuseum.org.nz/n/neridah-haworth/

Smith, N. (2016). Philip Shortt. Retrieved from http://www.nzfashionmuseum.org.nz/p/philip-shortt

Smith, N. (2014, August). 'Where dreams turn to gold': The Benson and Hedges Fashion Design Awards 1964-1998. Department of History & Art History, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Department Seminar].

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Edited Book - Research

Radner, H., & Smith, N. (Eds.). (2011). NOM*d: The art of fashion. Dunedin and Gore, New Zealand: Centre for Research on National Identity, University of Otago, and the Eastern Southland Gallery, 82p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Smith, N. (2017). The modern girl: Dale Austen, Miss New Zealand, in Hollywood. In R. Bell (Ed.), New Zealand between the wars. (pp. 256-279). Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University Press.

Smith, N. (2014). Food and fashion: Establishing a critical distance from the "...mess". In P. Stupples (Ed.), Art and food. (pp. 133-145). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars.

Radner, H., & Smith, N. (2013). Fashion, feminism and the neo-feminist ideal: From Coco Chanel to Jennifer Lopez. In S. Bruzzi & P. Church Gibson (Eds.), Fashion cultures revisited: Theories, explorations and analysis. (pp. 275-286). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Webster, E., & Smith, N. (2012). Black as a fashionable colour. In D. de Pont (Ed.), Black: The history of black in fashion, society and culture in New Zealand. (pp. 80-101). Auckland, New Zealand: Penguin.

Smith, N., & Radner, H. (2011). NOM*d: Conceptual couture in Dunedin. In H. Radner & N. Smith (Eds.), NOM*d: The art of fashion. (pp. 13-34). Dunedin and Gore, New Zealand: Centre for Research on National Identity, University of Otago, and the Eastern Southland Gallery.

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Journal - Research Article

Smith, N. (2004). The wearables and the Montana World of Wearable Art™ Awards: What it is and what it means. Journal of New Zealand Art History, 25, 33-44.

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Journal - Research Other

Smith, N., & Bell, V. (2018). Unbound: The exhibition: Project report. Scope (Art & Design), 16, 8-15.

Smith, N. (2017). [Review of the exhibition Stone cold cuts]. Blue Oyster, 2016, 58-60.

Smith, N. (2017). When Dreams Turn to Gold: The Benson & Hedges and Smokefree Fashion Design Awards. Context, 34, 7-14.

Smith, N. (2016). [Review of the exhibition Margarita Robertson 3.33.12]. Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, 5, 220-223.

Smith, N. (2016). [Review of the exhibition iD2K16]. Blue Oyster, 2015, 21.

Smith, N. (2015/2016). [Review of the exhibition The Brook Project, South Dunedin]. Context, 31, 34-39.

Smith, N. (2015). [Review of the exhibition Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan: Travel in style]. Textile History, 46(2), 266-268.

Smith, N. (2014). [Review of the exhibition Not all white: Wedding dresses]. Context, 28, 62-65.

Smith, N. (2014). [Review of the exhibition Who opens the door]. Context, 28, 66-67.

Smith, N. (2014). [Review of the exhibition Pinewood bend 2013]. Blue Oyster, 2013, 64-69.

Smith, N. (2013/2014). [Review of the exhibition Art and neuroscience]. Context, 27, 56-60.

Smith, N. (2013/2014). [Review of the exhibition The living room, an instillation in the Art and Money exhibition]. Context, 27, 52-55.

Smith, N. (2012/2013). [Review of the exhibition INDIGNATION!]. Context, 25, 66-68.

Smith, N. (2012/2013). [Review of the exhibition Artifact]. Context, 25, 61-62.

Smith, N. (2012). [Review of the exhibition Definite cuts]. Context, 24, 32-34.

Smith, N. (2012/2013). [Review of the exhibition WOW: But let's not forget the history]. Context, 25, 53-57.

Smith, N. (2012). [Review of the exhibition Memory & fabric]. Context, 24, 39-40.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Smith, N. (2004). Conceptual couturiers and the flight from art fashion. In M. Doropoulos, A. Farren & S. Worden (Eds.), Proceedings of the Space Between: Textiles, Art, Design, Fashion, Volume 2. [CD-ROM] Perth: Curtin University of Technology. [Full Paper]

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Smith, N. (2017). iD Dunedin Fashion Week, Dunedin style and the craftivism agenda. Proceedings of the Sociological Association of Aotearoa, New Zealand (SAANZ) Conference: Respect Existence or Expect Resistance. (pp. 93). Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/saanz

Smith, N. (2016). Gold, ash and greenstone: The Smokefree Environments Act (1990) and the rebirth of New Zealand fashion. In H. Radner & V. Karaminas (Eds.), Proceedings of The End of Fashion: An International Conference: Select Refereed Abstracts. (pp. 37). Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of History and Art History, University of Otago. [Abstract]

Smith, N. (2012). NOM*d, food and fashion: Establishing a critical distance from the '...Mess'. Proceedings of the Art & Food Symposium. Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/foodscience/pdfs/foodandartprogramme.pdf

Smith, N. (2008). Dressing down Al Shaw's anxieties: The 'Kiwi bloke' in crisis in Roger Donaldson's Smash palace. In C. Fowler & R. Simmons (Eds.), Proceedings of the XIVth Biennial Conference of the Film and History Association of Australia and New Zealand (Vol. 1: Refereed Abstracts). (pp. 68-69). Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of Film, Media and Communication, University of Otago. [Abstract]

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Bell, V., & Smith, N. (2018, September). Unbound: The Exhibition: Contemporary reflections on the changeability of dress, bodies and sexualities. Verbal presentation at the Costume and Textile Association of New Zealand Annual Symposium: Unbound: Liberating Women, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Smith, N. (2016, February). Sewing dreams into gold: The Benson and Hedges Fashion Design Awards (1964-1998). Verbal presentation at the Making Women Visible Conference: A Conference in Honour of Barbara Brookes, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Smith, N. (2015, April). The Benson and Hedges Fashion Design Awards (1964-1998): A case study in 'doing leisure' in Aotearoa New Zealand. Verbal presentation at the 14th Costume and Textile Association of New Zealand (CTANZ) Annual Symposium: Contexts of Fashion: Materiality and the Body, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Smith, N. (2014, February). Dale Austen, Miss New Zealand (1927): Our modern girl in Hollywood. Verbal presentation at the Australian & New Zealand American Studies Association (ANZASA) Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Smith, N. (2013, March). WOW Now: The NZ Wearable Art Awards 25 years on. Verbal presentation at the 12th Annual Symposium of the Costume and Textile Association of New Zealand (CTANZ), Auckland, New Zealand.

Smith, N. (2013, November). Dale Austen: A modern girl in the New Zealand context. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Historical Association Biennial Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Smith, N. (2010, November-December). At home in ″New York Everyday″: The modern girl in Rudall Hayward's “A daughter of Dunedin″. Verbal presentation at the XVth Biennial Conference of the Film and History Association of Australia and New Zealand: Cinema, Modernity and Modernism, Sydney, Australia.

Smith, N. (2010, November). At home in 'New York Everyday': The Modern Girl in Rudall Hayward's ″A daughter of Dunedin″ (1928). Verbal presentation at the Cultures, Histories and Identities in Film, Media and Literature Research Network Postgraduate Research Colloquium: The Modern Girl: From the Twentieth to the Twenty-First Century, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Smith, N., & Radner, H. (2009, August-September). NOM*d: Conceptual fashion: A study in visual style, from Dunedin to the international scene. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand's National Identity Research Colloquium: Fact or Fiction? Dunedin, New Zealand.

Smith, N. (2008, March). New Zealand poster competitions of the early 1900s and the discourse of imperialism. Verbal presentation at the 7th Annual Symposium of the New Zealand Costume and Textile Section of the Auckland Museum Institute, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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