Fern is an emerging multimedia artist & filmmaker.

Artist Statement: The advocacy work I have been a part of for years is inspiration for my art. I use sustainable materials & support ethical businesses. This includes recycled wood frames made by a local artisan, handmade paper, recycled & found objects and 100% organic, fairtrade made organic cotton T-shirts.

Employment & Voluntary Positions 

2010 – present Artist at Ferns Studio          

2010 – present Art & Theater Review Writer for Culture Hunter                                        

2010  2011 Kanuguba Inc. Public Officer

Film & Documentary

Road Trip to Mparntwe (Documentary) – Director/Editor

West Australia Waste Action Bring it Back Recycling Campaign (Documentary) – Director/Editor :: Boomerang Alliance

New Profession (Short)  – Production Design :: Waters Productions Dir. Debra Waters

Borrowed (Short) – Production Design/Storyboard Artist :: Debase Opperations Dir. Dwuan LaTrobe

Problems (Short) – Production Design :: Dir. Nathan Mewett

Lake Cowal Convergence (Documentary) – Editor :: Enlightening Productions Dir. / Producer Eleanor Gilbert

Save The Yarragadee (Documentary) – Camera Operator :: Dir. / Producer David Dale

Earth Dance Festival (Documentary) – Camera Operator ::  Dir. Denise Groves

Engage Media – Independent Media (Documentary) – Director/Editor, V06 – Convergence at Villawood Detention Centre, Students of Sustainability, Invasion Day at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy

Select Exhibitions, Shows & Screenings

2012 Multimedia Projections & Animation for Tantrum Theater & The Australian Theatre for Young People’s Production Grounded

Exhibition for the Forests – Fern York and Rosalie Vinicombe – Kurb Gallery Northbridge, WA

50 Monkeys and No Nuts Exhibition – Elvina, Matjiwa, Fern, Makkailah – Podspace Gallery Newcastle NSW

2011 Art by Fern Good living Expo, Newcastle Entertainment Centre

Kanuguba Means For Humanity Salawi Fair-trade Shop Newcastle NSW

Artworks from Khajaraho Sunny’s Cafe Newcastle

2010 The Forest For The Trees Kurb Gallery Perth WA

Sea No Evil Conservation Council Art Exhibition Victoria Park Art Center WA

City Switch Urban Interventions Renew Newcastle, Newcastle

2009 Illustrations of Freedom Little Fish Gallery Sydney & Suspension Espresso Newcastle

2008 Maritime Art Prize Hunter Street TAFE Newcastle

Graduate Exhibition Hunter Street TAFE Newcastle

2007 Solo Exhibition Mantle Community Art Space Fremantle WA

2006 Piazza A ‘more Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery Fremantle

2004 Beyond the Brick Mundaring Arts Center WA

2003 Solo Exhibition Juicy Beetroot Café Fremantle            

2000 Broome Fashion Awards Broome WA

Perth Royal Show Fashion Parade WA

Year 12 Perspectives Art Gallery of WA, Toured Japan & Regional WA

Awards, Festivals & Residencies                                                                 

2012 Residency at The High Street Studios, Fremantle WA

Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize Finalist

Residency at The Roost Creative, Newcastle

ArtStart Grant, Australia Council for the Arts               

2010 – 2011 Seed Pod Residency at The Octapod, Newcastle

2010 ART RIOT Sydney Fringe Festival  

2009 Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize Finalist

The Parlor This Is Not Art Festival, Newcastle    

2008 WA Screen Awards Problems nominated for Best Visual Effects

Melbourne Underground Film Festival screening of Problems

2004 – 2006 Art Tutor for High School Special Arts programs

2003 Curtin University Art Acquisition 

2001 Artist in Residence Warehouse Art Collective, Hamburg Germany

2000 WornOut WornArt at ARTRAGE Festival, Perth

1999 Awarded the Mundaring Bicentennial Scholarship


Newcastle Art School Diploma Fine Art (first year)

About Training Australia 2011 Certificate IV Small Business Management

Permaculture Design Certificate 2010 Punya Project, Thailand

Murdoch University 2004 – 2009 BA Double Major Graduate, Sustainable Development and Media Studies (Film Major)

Newcastle Art School 2008 Certificate IV Graduate Multimedia

Travel I have studied & worked in the USA, UK & EU & traveled & volunteered in Nepal, Thailand & India


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