Spring’s Narcissus by Safdar Ahmed

Given the despairing conditions refugees on Manus Island are currently enduring, we felt it an appropriate time to share and make available for purchase this image, generously donated to us by the the wonderful artist, academic and activist, Safdar Ahmed.   The image features a narcissus flower,…

Untitled submission by 5 year old

This picture was drawn by a five-year old Tamil asylum seeker, living in residential detention, and submitted via one of the detention home workers. The following statement was submitted with the picture: At the time [of doing the drawing] she was 5. Still in detention,…

New works from Michael Fikaris of Silent Army

We are thrilled to share with you two images donated by Michael Fikaris of Melbourne-based comic art collective Silent Army. Fikaris is a multi-disciplinary freelance artist who has recently collaborated with Safdar Ahmed of Sydney’s The Refugee Art Project to collate a 120 page comic art…

Safety by Zarah Hage

New submission from artist Zarah Hage, “Safety” (ink wash painting with brush and quill).   Zarah’s painting is available for purchase as a print on a range of merchandise–bags, books, t-shirts, etc on our Red Bubble site. All proceeds from these sales go to the…

Poetry & Illustration Collaboration

Dearest friends and co-conspirators,   It is with much joy that we resurface to share with you our first collaborative designs.   Inspired by the elegant words of Taija Marie, resident IBYFM artist Ry Wilkin worked his illustrative magic to come up with the vivid designs,…

All I Stole Was Your Skin

  — by Taija   I found myself head-deep in the frays of the moons shoulder Where people travel on donkeys and carry an eagle on their arm Where they battle their windowsills for a fucking good nights sleep Where your eyes, once perpetually blemished…

IBYFM Sails Over to The Yorke Peninsula

  The excellent Karina Natt of the YP Country Times recently featured a write up on two of the IBYFM crew, Daniella and Ry– and all thanks to the wonders of social media.   QC Julian Burnside retweeted one of IBYFM’s call for art submissions…