Medusa - 1994-
About the artist Fern Smith:Fern is a practicing artist for twenty-one years; since her first exhibition at the Theatre Gallery in Canberra.
People have asked many times; what are you working on? “One day maybe the perfect expression will occur in a painting where there is depth of feeling, change in an unchanging world, love, compassion and ultimate respect of the individual; these are the conflicting tensions I work with.” Fern often chooses a social subject matter drawn from academic research papers, books, media news (television, papers and magazines) and personal accounts. Fern visually interprets the information with her own guiding principles of compassion and respect.
Kimberly Lu 2002
2004 - disEaseHCV - Horti Hall Vic
2002 - waiting - Axiom Vic
1993 - Tosolinis ACT
1993 - Clarrys Café Gorman House ACT
1992 - Clarrys Café Gorman House ACT
1991 - Craft Council ACT
1990 - Tilleys ACT
1987 - Overflow Café WA
1987 - Tresillian Gallery WA
1986 - Dalkeith House WA
1985 - Theatre Gallery ACT
2002 - Axiom Gallery Inc. VIC
2000 -1996 (annual) Artyms NSW
1996 - ANCA ACT
1995 - Fireplace Room Gorman House ACT
1994 - Provisions Café VIC
1993 - Fireplace Room Gorman House ACT
1988 - Broome Library WA
1989 - Casurina Shopping Centre NT
1989 - Browns Mart NT
1986 - FTI Gallery WA
1986 - Wood Street Gallery WA
1997-1995 Hill Station ACT
1996 Mothers Café ACT
1994 -1992 Nova Gallery
2005 – Soirees
1988-89 - Private Show WA
1987 - Private Show WA
1998-2000 -Advanced Diploma and Interactive Media Canberra Institute of Technology
1998 -New futures in Small Business Training Program Southern Business Services (Marketing) PTY. LTD In association with Canberra Small business and Chief Ministers Office
1998 - M.Y.O.B - Premiere for Small Business - The Quest Group Pty. Ltd.
1997 - Telephone Information and Referral - HepC Council, Sydney NSW
1996 - Copyrights in the Arts (unaccredited 10 week course) Australian National University
2004 - disEaseHCV an online booklet available free through this site.
2002 - "Gallery 2002 Graphic Design", INFORBOOK'S. S.L., Barcelona, Editor, Rosario Pena Perez.
2002 - Designed, developed, produced and posted a wesite for Casave a property development company.
2002 - 1984 Gift Cards for FernArtz often on sale at Fern Smiths exhibitions (soon to be available from this site)
2000 - CD-ROM for Canberra Institute of Technology
2002 - 1985 Posters, invitations and flyers for art exhibitions
1999 - 2005 - designed and developed www.fernartz
1999 - CD ROM for FernArtz
1998 - 'Swap' educational cards for Drug Referral Inc. (DRIC)
1992 - 1990 - illustrations for Bogong an environmental magazine for the South East NSW/ ACT
1991 - Cover for Muse Art Magazine
1998 - Writing Pad set for Natural Paper TM