Exhibitions: Past

Tamara Osso and Craig Smith
10 March 2018

Graham’s Fine Art Gallery presents Tamara Osso and Craig Smith in a duo exhibition.


Tamara Osso worked as a professional dancer before pursuing a career in Fine Art as a visual artist. She danced with numerous companies, most notably; Free flight Contemporary Dance Company, Ballet Theatre Afrikan, Janice Honeyman, La Rosa Spanish Dance Company and The Really Useful Group in Phantom of the Opera. In 2006 she enrolled in a BA Fine Art degree and completed her honours degree in 2009. She completed her MA degree (with distinction) at WITS University 2014. Her work and research involves grappling with the connection between the immediacy of performance and the physicality of painting. Concerned with the impact of technology on space and time, her work seeks to suspend moments of interaction which attempt to retain a sense of personal, physical intimacy. 


Craig Smith started a career in photography in 1981, assisting the top commercial and fashion photographers in Johannesburg at that time. In 1987 he moved to the medium of paint and started working as a scenic artist in film and private commissions. During these years, exhibited numerous times in Johannesburg. During 1990-1997 work evolved from scenic art to (set design) Production Design. In 1998 moved to Cape Town and started set building Company Upset. Design and building sets brought all the passions of paint, photography and film together. Over the last twenty-five years Craig has art directed over 200 TVC for local and international clients working with directors such as Luc Basson and Mira Nair to mention a few.