Art Studio

Lid it! is an open entry group exhibition. Artworks to be created on recycled lids. It  pays homage to the past while exploring the future. Lid it! reflects Melbourne’s famous ‘9 by 5′ exhibition held at Tom Roberts’s Studio in Melbourne, August 1889; many of the works were painted on recycled cigar lids.

Critical dates
Application close date: Sunday 6th August 2017
Drop-off date: 10 am – 4 pm on 11th and 12th of August
Opening: 3 pm – 6 pm Sunday 20th August
Exhibition: 19th August – 27th August 2017 at FernArtz Studio
Application process
Step 1:  Application
Fill in Application form online or post PDF
It is advisable to read the PDF application before submitting online application.
To post application fill in Artworks application entry form
Step 2:  Payment options
– Eventbrite application payment  (preferred) follow link
– Bank transfer Email and the information will be sent to you. &
– Cheque payable to Fern Smith include Bank cheque or Postal Order
Step 3:  Drop-off artworks between 10 am – 4 pm on 11th and 12th of August

Lid it application
Condition of Entry By signing this agreement /application you agree to: • You are the copyright owner and artist of the artworks submitted. • Artworks are produced on recycled lids of any medium • Lid surface is no greater in size than 13 cms x 23 cms (works can be sculptural in nature) Got to • No works to be framed • Open entry to all creative minded people (you do not need to be a professional artist and if under the age of 18 years you will need a parent or legal guardian to co-sign your application) • No works that are R rated will be exhibited as it is an open exhibition for all ages • Sale of artwork there is 10% commission fee • Paid deposit • Exhibition opening hours 19th August to 27th August 10.30am to 5 pm • Your work being used for promotional purposes for the week leading into the exhibition to one week after the exhibition (12 August -7th September 2017). (From Fernartz news website, press release, Arts Hub call out, fernartz social media) If your work is used your name will be attributed to the work. Photographs will also be taken at the opening as a representation of the exhibition your work then may not be attributed if not clearly identified. • Artists agree to promote the exhibition and their work in the exhibition via social media and send Fernartz a link for evaluation • Fernartz holds no responsibility of a visitor photographing your work especially at the opening, there will be a copyright information available for visitors to hopefully abide by. • Insurance is at your discretion during the exhibition an attendant is present during opening hours to mitigate the risk of damage or loss Fernartz/Fern Smith holds no responsibility for theft or damage.

Random Acts of Art – Pop-ups: This studio welcomes new innovations and ideas. You may have an idea and you need to test drive it on the public this studio here is a good place to start.
Send us a line 🙂


About the space:  This shop front is my art studio at 23A Lorensen Ave Coburg North 3058.  It is set up to morph into a creative space for artists across media.
About the area:  It is suitable for small performances, exhibitions and art facilitation. Merlynston has a healthy community full of artists, musicians and crafters’ who have a good dose of the sceptical and the curious and  is 10 kilometres from the CBD.

Front Window: The window looks out onto a  street located near a bus stop, railway station and small shopping centre.  It is a great space to showcase artistic works with high visibility. One to four weeks turn around for artworks.

A display of artworks by Fern Smith
A display of artworks by Fern Smith

Walls: There are two walls available to showcase artworks they are lovely and white with good light, bringing out the colour, detail and texture in your works. Short turn around times i.e.  a weekend or two

Fern Smith paper mache "egg shell" 2012
Fern Smith paper Mache “egg shell” 2012

Mail to: FernArtz
Director Fern Smith
23a Lorensen Ave
North Coburg VIC.
Australia 3058
Mobile: +61 408978747

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