Fern York


Fern York

Fern’s artwork is interdisciplinary, spanning sculpture, painting, printmaking, installation, drawing, animation and video art. She exhibits regularly, in galleries including The Art Gallery of Western Australia, The Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery WA, Mundaring Arts Centre, Newcastle Community Art Space, Pod Space Gallery, The Sydney Fringe Festival, Tantrum Theatre Newcastle and The Australian Theatre for Young People Sydney. Fern was the recipient of an ArtStart grant from the Australia Council for the Arts in 2012 and is currently a resident artist at Newcastle Community Arts Centre.

Fern has ten years experience in community arts including teaching art workshops for High school and Primary school students and working with the Newcastle based organisation Kanuguba inc. (Kanuguba means ‘for humanity’) for three years. Fern has worked as an advocate for social and environmental justice on a range of issues including in permaculture design and community kitchens, forest and ecosystem preservation, refugee rights and Indigenous rights.

Fern uses sustainable materials in her work, includes handmade mulberry bark paper, recycled and found objects and 100% organic, fair trade made cotton T-shirts.

Fern graduated from Murdoch University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts double major in Sustainable Development and Media Studies. Fern is currently completing her Advanced Diploma in Fine Art at Newcastle Art School.

Commissions, original artworks and prints are for sale.Contact Fern: yorkfern@gmail.com