There’s a huge variance in the way artists quote on mural projects so I’ve created a simple calculator to help give some guides as to price. This isn’t a formal quote, but will give you an ‘ballpark’ figure to budget around for you project.
Office space is expensive, especially metropolitan space. Given the huge investment/cost of space it seems crazy that wall space isn’t utilised to deliver more than just holding up a roof.
When Switched On Group moved to a larger, open planned space, they identified an opportunity to put some blank space to work.Â The area itself sat on a windowless side of the building and could be seen from the foyer entry as well as other parts of the office. The challenge was to create work that directed light into the right area and create a sense of fun that’s complimentary, not jarring like street art and graffiti can be.
The solution was a mural that balances design trends and mass appeal by referencing a classic image loved by several generations, painted using contemporary techniques.
Some people like prestige cars because they give them a sense of status. For the owners of Trade Prestige and their clients it’s about something more, they genuinely love the craft and artisan-ship of their products.
I loved re-imagining these posters from an era when the lines between illustration and art were blurry and advertising was still made by hand. It suits their warehouse perfectly which looks more like a serious collectors garage than a sales room. The space is complimented by a great collection of vintage pieces.
As 2015 begins to slip away, people’s focus shifts towards the eating, drinking, family gatherings and festivities of Christmas. In Australia, this time of year also coincides with summer holidays (it’s the Southern hemisphere here). The Spring Racing Carnival here in Melbourne is the preamble to the onslaught of office parties and the commencement of the ‘silly season’.
For me it feels like a time to be productive. Rather than slowing down, I’m hoping to gain momentum moving into the New Year. So while the number of noticeably drunk people on the street increases, I’ve been in the studio working.
Street art and commercial graffiti murals are everywhere in Melbourne, particularly in the trendy inner north suburbs. All bases are covered from crisp sign-writing styles through to grungy faux-illegal looking murals.
When family friendly Coco and Thyme took over an old fine dinning space they wanted to create a large ‘street-art’ piece with a connection to the area, that would be unique and warm up the space, I decided to take a distinctly different direction and create a very non-streetart looking mural.
Working from this brief, the mural takes inspiration from an old advertisement for the sale of land in the surrounding area, referencing the current owners to create a distinctly unique mural in the area.
As a self-taught ’emerging’ artist, the usual channels to build a profile and sell work aren’t available to me. Most competitions and art fairs for emerging artists require the entrants have completed academic study in the arts (I studied business) or be in the final stages of post-graduate study.
So for me, the oppourtunity to show work the Albert Park College Art Show was invaluable. I’d encourage other Melbourne artists to take a peek: http://www.albertparkcollege.vic.edu.au/artshow/index.html
The work was incredible this year, I was thrilled to be accepted and overall received some very positive feedback. My downfall is always ensuring I have quality images to document my work, here are a few happy snaps of the piece that was snapped up…thank you new owner, I hope it makes a nice new talking point in the home.
One of the most exciting things as a pre-digital age child was getting mail. I loved it!
Now, as an adult in the digital world all the fun stuff is shared online with a click and even boring mail like bills are digital. So who gets to experience the little buzz of receiving the good kind of mail.
Unfortunately I can’t send you looong letters about love and life, but I can send you original, hand drawn art on a postcard. It’s even better than getting those postcards your friends send you when their on holiday to try and make you jealous.
Check out the Artwork for SALE tab to see what post card are available.