For copyright release permission

By Fern Smith
artwork by Fern Smith 2004

Copyright has a long history some are advocates and others are not. Whatever your thoughts copyright is a right enshrined in law. I personally have come to understand what it means to have copyrights. My mother, Joy Hester (1920-1960) has had many of her artworks published and many controversial interpretations of her life have enjoyed public exposure. When this occurs my personal life has become public, by default my life is known more to others than myself. The copyright holders including myself enjoy the small sums of copyright royalties, generated from Viscopy and Copyright Agencies diligence.

  • To reproduce and/or copy of Joy Hester, Gray Smith and Fern Smith’s artworks, images and designs. Or to obtain copyright release of text, prose, letters, correspondence, articles etc. by Joy Hester, Gray Smith and Fern Smith. Or to reproduce any web page, image or text on Fernartz website Go to

FernArtz and your privacy
The information FernArtz may collect; personal information that is necessary for the business to function. For instance; information derived from communications between FernArtz/Fern Smith and you.  This information may include your name, address and contact details.
Use of your information.
The information collected is for the purpose disclosed at the time of collection. For example
To establish and maintain your relationship as a customer
To provide the products and services you have requested
To administer and manage those products and services
To answer your inquiries

Access and security
If you would like to check or amend your contact details, please contact FernArtz. FernArtz will take reasonable steps to keep secure any personal information that may be held. Please note the internet is not always a secure method of transmitting information and FernArtz cannot accept responsibility for the security of information you send to, or receive from us over the internet or for any unauthorised access or use of that you at any time receive any communication from FernArtz which you would not like to receive, please email for removal of your name from our communications list.
If you have any queries, problems or complaints in relation Privacy contact FernArtz through the contact form.

To be informed about copyrights
Copyright Act from the Australian Attorney Generals Office
Copyright Agency Ltd.
Arts law Australia
Fact and Fiction by Fern Smith p.13 Art Monthly (Australia) April 2002 Number 148
Copyright in Australia by David Jones p42 Art and Austral Vol. 4 No1 June 1966 Australia


2 Replies to “Copyrights”

  1. Good article. I am experiencing some of these issues as well.

  2. Hey there just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you
    know a few of the images aren’t loading correctly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue.
    I’ve tried it in two different browsers and both show the same results.

Comments are closed.