Safe Harbour

The artists crafters makers and activists who partake in the activities of Ducks for Detainees group are holding an art exhibition at the studio 9-16 proceeds go straight to off shore detainees. There will be something for everyone. Please share.

Bookbinding workshops

More on Fern Smiths workshops click on image below are the up and coming workshops.

Signature Bookbinding with local artist Fern Smith.
Wed July 25.
On Wednesday 25 July 2018 at 6:30pm
Newlands Neighbourhood House
20 Murray Rd, Coburg North, Victoria 3058.

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Introductory bookbinding with local artist Fern Smith from the ancient scroll to the modern art house methods.
Sat Aug 4
East Coburg Neighbourhood House
32 Nicholson Street, Coburg, VIC 3058

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Feminist drawing – ‘Myregret’

“Myregret” is a play on the artwork “La Grande Guerre” (The Great War circa 1964); by surrealist artist René Magritte. As did Magritte, I have place the focus of the story in the face. Digital Art drawing, 20wide cms x 25 high cms Circa 2018. 

Dedicated to Germaine Greer

By Fern Smith 2018

My name has a roughness,
uncouth by some
often feared.

People see me at different events
dressed differently.
I have many hats.
I have no religion;
no title
I am landless.

The strange thing is I am sowing seeds
they are sprouting,

You cannot locate me,
Or box me.

You think you know me.
I cannot be known
For then I may be owned.

I will defy you at every turn.
I cannot be understood.
You don’t understand.
You cannot hold me.
I am more than equal
My name is Feminism