Liverpool Skylilne

Liverpool School of Art and Design

Kathryn Smith

Biography

Practice-based research; visual practices in forensic science; postmortem identification; craniofacial analysis and reconstruction; facial depiction; photographies; curatorial and archival practices; art and science; restitution; social justice

Academic appointments

Research Assistant, Face Lab, Liverpool John Moores University, 2019 - 2019

Publications

Internet publication

Smith K, Wilkinson C. 2019. How art and technology helped bring faces of the dead to life Author Url Publisher Url

Roughley MA. 2017. Investigating new areas of Art/Science practice based research with the MA Art in Science postgraduate program at Liverpool School of Art and Design DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Smith K. 2016. Under the Influence of … Paul Stopforth’s Biko painting called ‘Elegy’ Author Url Publisher Url

Design

Smith K, Wilkinson C. 2019. Facial depictions of 8 individuals from Sutherland, Northern Cape, as part of Sutherland Reburial Project Author Url Publisher Url

Wilkinson C, Shrimpton S, Smith K, Roughley M. 2018. Facial Depiction of "The Rider of Hemmaberg" - a 5/6th century man with a wooden leg prosthesis from the Migration Period in Carinthia, on display at the Archaeological Pilgrim Museum in Globasnitz Author Url

Wilkinson CM, Liu C, Smith K, Roughley MA. 2017. Illustrations for the article "Three individuals, three stories, three burials from medieval Trondheim, Norway" Author Url

wilkinson CM, smith K, liu C, Roughley MA. 2016. Facial depictions of 3 medieval Norwegians for the exhibition "Hvor kommer du fra?/From where do you hail?" at Bryggens Museum, Bergen, Norway 01 Oct 2016 - 13 Aug 2017 Author Url Publisher Url

Smith K, Roughley M, Wilkinson C. Facial Depictions of The Goucher Mummy and Amenirdis, two ancient Egyptian women for the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum, Baltimore Author Url Publisher Url

Journal article

Roughley M, Smith K, Wilkinson C. 2019. Investigating new areas of art-science practice-based research with the MA Art in Science programme at Liverpool School of Art and Design Higher Education Pedagogies, DOI Public Url

Wilkinson CM, Mackenzie S, Smith K. 2019. Faces of Merseyside: Exploring cognitive bias through facial averages Leonardo, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Chapters

Rappert B, Smith K, Gould C. 2018. Opening Spaces through Exhibiting Absences: Representing Secretive Pasts Mankoo A, Rappert B. Chemical Bodies: The Techno-Politics of Control :77-102 Rowman & Littlefield. Maryland, United States 9781786605863 Publisher Url Public Url

Smith K. 2018. Portraits, Likenesses, Composites? Facial Difference in Forensic Art Skinner P, Cock E. Approaches to Facial Difference: Past and Present. :84-111 Bloomsbury. London 9781350028296 Publisher Url Public Url

Artefact

Roughley MA, Smith KA, Liu CYJ, Hengelhaupt ID, Wilkinson CM. 2018. Bodies of Evidence Author Url Publisher Url

Wilkinson CM, Shrimpton SL, SMITH K, LIU C, Roughley MA. 2017. Facial depiction of George Lister and Elizabeth Dibb (3D printed replicas) on display at Washburn Heritage Centre Publisher Url

Wilkinson C, Shrimpton S, Roughley M, Smith K, Liu CY. Facial depiction of two Mesolithic individuals from Norway (3D printed replicas) on display at Bergen City Museum

Poster

Smith K, Wilkinson C, Roughley M, Balachandran S, Swaney M, Garcia JR. One of Us? Navigating ‘rehumanisation’ questions in the depiction and display of two ancient Egyptians from the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum International Association of Craniofacial Identification Author Url

Exhibition

Wilkinson C, Mackenzie S, Smith KA, Roughley MA. Faces of Merseyside Author Url Publisher Url

Roughley MA, Smith K. The Perception Machine: Can we think of artworks as sensing machines? The Perception Machine is presented by LJMU’s postgraduate Art in Science programme. Led by Mark Roughley and Kathryn Smith, The Perception Machine brings together some of Liverpool's leading scientists from astrophysics to forensic anthropology, to share new perspectives on selected artworks from Tate’s Constellations galleries that offer engaging possibilities for interdisciplinary interpretation. Tate Liverpool 02 Jul 2018 - 08 Jul 2018 Author Url Publisher Url

Balachandran S, Wilkinson C, Smith K, Roughley M. Who am I? Remembering the Dead through Facial Reconstruction Author Url Publisher Url

Engagement & Impact

Conference presentation:

‘Extreme forensics’ in South Africa: exploring new post-mortem visual identification protocols, The International Association of Craniofacial Identification, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA, Oral presentation. 2019

One of Us? Navigating ‘rehumanisation’ questions in the depiction and display of two ancient Egyptians from the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum, The International Association of Craniofacial Identification, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, Poster presentation. 2019

Smith, K. A., Wilkinson, C. W., Roughley, M. A. (2018), Death Futures?, Encountering Corpses IV - ‘Post-Human Corpse, Death and Digital Technology’, No 70 Oxford Street, Manchester, Oral presentation. 2018

Smith, K. A., Balachandran, S., Wilkinson, C. M., Swaney, M., Garcia, J. R., Roughley, M. A., (2018), One of Us? Navigating ‘rehumanisation’ questions in the depiction and display of ancient Egyptians from the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum, Art, Materiality and Representation - Royal Anthropological Institute Conference 2018, British Museum, SOAS, Oral presentation. 2018

Smith, K. A., Roughley, M. A., Harris, S., Wilkinson, C. M., Palmer, E., (2018), From Ta-Kesh to Ta-Kush: the affordances of digital, haptic visualisation for heritage accessibility, Extraordinary World Congress on Mummy Studies, Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Oral presentation. 2018

Roughley, M. A., Smith, K. A., Wilkinson, C. M., (2018), Investigating new areas of Art/Science practice-based research with the MA Art in Science postgraduate programme at Liverpool School of Art and Design - a reflective summary https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/system/files/downloads/Programme%20with%20abstract%20detail%20-%20Day%202_1.pdf, Higher Education Academy (HEA) Annual STEM Conference 2018 Creativity in Teaching, Learning and Student Engagement, Newcastle Centre for LIFE, Oral presentation. 2018

Award:

Research Team of the Year (awarded to Face Lab, LJMU) - Educate North Awards 2019, Educate North, https://www.educatenorth.co.uk/2019-winners. 2019

Liverpool John Moores University's Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Award for Excellence in Social and Economic Engagement (2016) - Presented to Professor Caroline Wilkinson and the Face Lab team, Liverpool John Moores University. 2016

Media Coverage:

http://www.liverpoolsciencepark.co.uk/ljmu-face-lab-exhibition-reveals-beatles-similarities/, http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/whats-on/arts-culture-news/exhibition-face-typical-merseyside-criminal-11829024, https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/about-us/news/beatles-similarities-revealed, Faces of Merseyside' exhibition.