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,…

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…

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,…

Worldly Conversations

We just came across this moving collaboration between RISE (Refugee Survivors and Ex-Detainees) member Sarah Mussa and visual artist Shawn Lu, called “Worldly Conversations”.   Shawn Lu’s artwork is featured on one of our tee/hoodie designs, available for purchase on this site (with all proceeds…

First Art Submissions!

We are thrilled to reveal the first set of artworks submitted to I’LL BE YOUR FIRST MATE!   The artists have donated these works to the IBYFM project, so you can purchase prints of them on stickers, t-shirts and more. Like all works available for purchase on…