Spacecraft Studio

Claire Campbell

(03) 9486 0718
spacecraftaustralia.com

MEL Stand: 230

Commercial Projects / Artwork Plans

Commercial Projects / Artwork Plans

Spacecraft Australia

We consider innovation to be central to our ambitions and critical to the ultimate success of any artwork or design we produce. Through consultation and research we aspire to present artwork solutions that connect with the end user through exceptional craft skills, production values and conceptual thinking.

Working closely with clients and designers, we test ideas before identifying opportunities for artwork and design solutions. Perhaps uniquely, the design development and creation of the artwork are managed in house. The model strengthens design communication and helps control budgets. The process produces considered, dynamic and often unexpected solutions that stimulate conversations , engage the end user and connect with project aims.

Residential Projects

Spacecraft Studio - Residential Projects

Residential Projects

Spacecraft Studio

We consider finding the solution for a residential project to be more important than working in any particular style and expect that each spacecraft project will exist for the client as an original artwork, or unique design interpretation. We consider our specialism to be the production of high quality contemporary art.

Studio Backing Cloth Series

Spacecraft Studio - Studio Backing Cloth Series

Studio Backing Cloth Series

Spacecraft Studio

Spacecraft studio has three 7m print tables covered with a light canvas “backing cloth”, they are used for print projects, experimentation and the development of artwork. Over time these backing cloths become so saturated with print ideas, techniques and colour that they have to be replaced.

Amongst the build up of accumulated print Stewart Russell discovers chance compositions and presents these artworks as a kind of conceptual diary, capturing a fleeting moment of studio history. Perhaps more than any single artwork backing cloth paintings manage to capture & illustrate the energy of a studio in full flight.

“ This work invites us all to consider what’s around us, to find poetry and serendipity in the everyday. These paintings record the production values and methodologies we explore in testing the boundaries of screen printing & our own skills. The backing cloth paintings teach us to embrace unexpected juxtapositions and to innovate in response to opportunities. As everyone is involved in the production of the backing cloth, these paintings acknowledge the involvement of all the creative people who work at the studio, their involvement shapes the realisation of these artworks, our projects and our future. “

Flora & Fauna research

Flora & Fauna research

Spacecraft Studio

A constant source of inspiration and studio research has been found narratives attached to local flora and fauna. The artworks that emerge from this research use native and introduced plants, trees and animals to convey allegorical stories of great depth and complexity. The construction of the paintings expands on a variation of a technique invented by Anna Atkins, an English scientist / artist who was a key figure in the birth of cyanotype and photography in the 19th Century.

With fine art research and practice at it’s core, the Flora and Fauna series are driven by ideas, exploration, risk taking, playfulness and practical excellence.

Collaborations

Spacecraft Studio Collaborations

Collaborations

Spacecraft Studio

Collaboration is a cornerstone of the studio practice. Our commitment to collaboration with contemporary artists throws the studio unpredictable challenges. Identifying the right print techniques and production values is the key to supporting artists’ concepts.

Our artist projects position the studio at the centre of the contemporary art world, where ways of thinking and ways of making are unpredictable, rigorously researched and carefully considered.

We embrace unexpected juxtapositions and place no hierarchy on materials or disciplines. ‘

The range of work can perhaps be best illustrated by listing recent collaborations and commissions : Brook Andrew, John Wardle Architects, NGV Melbourne, Emily Floyd, Scanlon & Theodore, MCA Sydney, Joseph Kosuth, Aesop, Tiwi Design – Jean Baptiste Apuatimi, Darren Sylvester, Tomorrow Land Tokyo, University of Melbourne, Sally Smart, Ian Potter Museum of Art, QT Hotel, Patricia Piccinini, City of Melbourne …

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