Glenn Smith

Artist Bio 

Glenn “Glenno” Smith – Glenno is an art mercenary who has exhibited internationally. He is one-half of a marriage with his best friend, artist and collaborator Gina Monaco, who also sings in a band they are in called Hellebores – Glenno also plays in Chinese Burns Unit and OUTCEST. He really likes cats, sometimes more than people, which explains why he is covered in tattoos of cats and not people. Best known for his rock n roll posters and album covers, he also works with such companies as Mambo as well as providing book illustrations for Penguin and Headpress publishing. He has produced self-published books and comics, murals, tattoo designs, sculpture, lino and screenprinting and loves to accept any creative challenge. He is the director of the Bein Narly art festival in Sydney and curates shows regionally within the many cultural disciplines that interest him

Artist Statement 

This little guy is the Australian fauna equivalent of a wise mage looking through ancient wisdom to solve modern problems. A part of me wishes the whole world was trying to sort out the recent problems facing the planet as diligently as this echidna.