Some exciting things are starting to happen at House and Pet Sitters ...
Phase 2 coming soon !
How fantastic for AW Studio to get a mention in the Perth College newsletter .. and even more fun to see some of the "beaming faces' of the real nymphs from the mural up next to their giant selves ...
"Feature wall is the final touch
An artwork on a grand scale has added the finishing touch to the transformation of the School swimming pool. Incorporating the theme of a fantasy underwater world, a 23m mural features the faces and illustrations of several girls in Years 4 and 9.
During the first stage of the project, students in the Year 9 Art class took underwater photographs of themselves and illustrated a series of castles. The Art department then commissioned local Graphic Designer, Aneta Wnek, to blend the drawings and images and finalise the mural. “A fantasy underwater world was created by introducing a dynamic, hand-drawn illustration suggesting elaborate seaweed, with just hints of some scales of a gigantic underwater creature,” Ms Wnek said.
“Being positioned in sight of the Art department, I also thought it would be nice to introduce the texture of giant paint strokes which would blend into the textures of the water, adding another surreal element to this fantasy world of the playful nymphs.
“The result is a feature wall that picks up on the colours of the surroundings—it seems to be rising out of the pool with a kaleidoscope of activity. “The mural is designed to stir the imagination but is also about friendships and fun.”
It's not often a project like this one comes along where Design and Art worlds get to collide on quite such a 'grand scale' – 23 metres of it !
Not only was this an opportunity to inject a little stimulation for the imaginations of the students of Perth College, but a really lovely highlight of the story behind the mural, is that it emerged from a collaboration with the Year 9 art class, who initially provided inspiration through some of their own work which was incorporated into the final artwork.
Take a peek at a bit of the 'Grow Us Up Strong' video I art directed at key2creative as part of Meerilinga's Toddler Tucker campaign for which David Wirrpanda, Shannon McGuire and their children Marley and Eli were engaged as ambassadors.
Toddler Tucker is a federally funded pilot program developed by Meerilinga aimed to improve Aboriginal Health outcomes primarily aimed at families and carers of toddlers. Meerilinga required a suite of resources to be created which needed to be delivered in a variety of settings in line with the needs of the participants.
Kit included; video, flip chart, work booklets, posters, ads.
Visit: www.growusupstrong.com.au for more information.
Agency: key2creative. Creative Director: Aneta Wnek
It's always fascinating (and nervewrecking) to see how someone other than myself might interpret Lifelines ... here's how the Art Gallery of Western Australia's put it in their recent blog about the Lifelines CollaborART project at the Art Gallery ...
"Art Within Art: Lifelines by Aneta Wnek
Aneta Wnek loves strangers. Her visual art project Lifelines depends on the willingness of unsuspecting passers-by to sit for her drawings. Lifelines began on a whim during a trip to Thailand in 2004. Fast forward to 2013, Wnek is continuing the project as a CollaborART Partner at AGWA within the Van Gogh, Dalí and Beyond exhibition space.
To become the subject of art is the last thing one would expect when visiting Van Gogh, Dalí and Beyond, but Wnek has been ‘endlessly moved and surprised’ by >> read rest of the story
During the 6 months of the Art Gallery of Western Australia's MoMA Series exhibition, Van Gogh, Dali and Beyond ... I will be making a series of appearances as a CollaborART Partner, and drawing a collection of Lifelines Portraits of some of the individuals who cross my path.
Its great to see Meerilinga's Toddler Tucker 'Grow Us Up Strong' campaign which we've been working on at key2creative, starting to make news ...
In so many ways, what I love the most about the initial serendipitous moments of meeting someone, is having no real idea of who they are ... In that lack of insight, we get to see each and every character purely for whom they present in that short time we share.