We have a wall on the side of our building. A big glass wall. The wall was purpose built as a blank canvas when our factory was constructed, ready for the arrival of our brand new ImagInk machine, a digital ceramic printer that prints images directly onto glass.
With the ImagInk printer installed and printing, we started to throw around some ideas of what to put on our wall. Playing around with some biros and highlighters, it became quickly apparent that we didn’t posses the artistic expertise needed to turn our wall into the head-turning mural we were after.
Blown away by the work we saw on a visit to Kidogo Arthouse in Fremantle, the idea to commission a local indigenous artist to tackle our facade wall was born. We turned to Artsource, a WA based artist employment and project management service to fine tune our brief, and get it sent out to the right people.
Artsource streamlined the selection process, and after reviewing a very high standard of initial entries we narrowed it down to 3 shortlisted artists, a team put forward from Kidogo being one of them. After much deliberation, it was Kidogo’s thorough research and detailed proposal of how they planned to tackle our wall that got them the commission.
The Kidogo Team is comprised of artists Wendy Hayden & Deborah Bonar, along with Joanna Robertson, Director & Founder of the institute. Kidogo have recently completed the artwork for our wall, and just quietly, it looks stunning.
The next step is to get the artwork photographed, and we have found just the guy to do it…