Sally Smart is widely known for her large-scale collage installations exploring the illusory and the uncanny. Her practice spans a range of media, including felt cut-outs, painted canvas, drawings, screen-printing, printed fabric and photography. Smart has exhibited extensively throughout Australia and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include The Choreography of Cutting, Postmasters Gallery, New York (2016); Conversation: Endless Acts in Human History (with Entang Wiharso) Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta (2016); The Choreography of Cutting, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London (2015); The Pedagogical Puppet Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide (2013); Choreographing Collage Breenspace, Sydney (2013). Femmage Shadows and Symptoms, McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park, Langwarrin, Australia.
Selected group exhibitions includes Odyssey: Navigating Nameless Seas Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (2016); Portrait in the Twenty-First Century, Postmasters Gallery, New York (2014-15); Now Australian Art National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia (2015); Para-Real, 601 Artspace, New York, NY, USA, (2014); Dark Heart 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia (2014); Negotiating this World, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2013); The Pedagogical Puppet Contemporary Galleries, University of Connecticut, CT., USA and Contemporary Australia: Women, Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Brisbane, Australia (2012). Smart’s work is held in a number of collections, including major state galleries in Australia and internationally, and corporate and private collections.