Professor Jenny Smith

PhD Media Arts, BA Photography (Honours, First Class)

Senior Lecturer in Creative Industries

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Professor Jenny Smith is the Senior Lecturer in Creative Industries in the School of Creative Arts and Humanities at CDU. She has held this position for three years and brings over 25 years of industry experience with her. 

Prior to CDU, she was the Director of Art for the Northern Territory Arts Board and the Creative Director for Darwin Festival for over a decade.

Professor Smith studied at the National Institue of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in New South Wales before moving New York where she completed a Degree in Fine Arts. 

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Research interests

Research interests

  • Art in regional and remote Australia
  • Indigenous art globally
  • Art and voices



Smith, J & Thoms, S, SG 2015, Art through History, 10th edn., Wills and Sons, Inc.

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Research supervision

Research students

Professor Smith is currently supervising 10 research students in several different creative industry fields.

  1. John Tan
  2. Emily Wright
  3. Joe Homes
  4. Bradley Knot
  5. Caylee Helston
  6. Justine Odger
  7. Patrick Johns
  8. Penny Wells
  9. Pippa Piper
  10. Nancy Jones

Awards and accolades


  • Arts NT award 


  • Winner of the House of Cards design 


  • Book publisher grant
  • Business Woman of the Year
Jenny Smith


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School of Creative Arts and Humanities
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Palmerston campus
Charles Darwin University
Palmerston NT 0830