Paki Smith

Paki Smith, Artist / Film-maker

Paki Smith attended the College from 1978-1982. He went on to study fine art at NCAD in Dublin, graduating in 1987. While he was painting full-time between 1987 and 1999, he continued to have an interest in theatre and film which had developed during the period at St. Columba's when he was involved in the construction of stage sets, encouraged by art teacher, Chris Vis. This meant that by the late 1990s he was working on many short films, features and commercials. In 1997 he was production designer on a feature film called Sweety Barrett and recently was set decorator on John Carter and The Dark Knight Rises. In 2009 he had a solo exhibition at the Douglas Hyde Gallery in Dublin, which included paintings, notebooks and films. He is currently working on a feature film called The Long Way Home which he is directing early in 2013.