We have our artwork and digital file back! Without further ado – we present ‘Munday Swamp’, as photographed by Tony Nathan at IMAGELAB Studio.
Created by artists Deborah Bonar & Wendy Hayden from Kidogo, Munday Swamp draws inspiration from a significant swamp and wetland system located just off the northern end of Abernethy Road.
Part of our brief asked that artists take into account the area of High Wycombe, and draw on this for subject matter and inspiration when submitting proposals for the project.
“We were inspired by the history of the area where Cooling Brothers is presently located. The Munday Swamp wetlands were a rich source of food and material resources for Munday’s people, the Beeloo Clan. They hunted and camped there, made tools, weapons and ceremonial items, looked after their land and their Dreamings.” artist Deborah Bonar explained.
“We want the artwork and its story to educate the viewer about Munday, the Beeloo Clan and their land. The artwork will be quite a prominent feature on the building, and hopefully this will prompt people to ask questions about it and learn the story behind the painting,” Deborah said.
Now we have the artwork and photo back we will be moving from the realm of acrylic on canvas into a purely digital workflow. This involves Simon, our Processing Technician, taking the 1.2Gb image file and painstakingly editing the individual colour channels to make sure they correspond with the inks used in our ImagInk printer.
Once Simon has a digital file that is ready for printing, Deborah & Wendy will come in to assist with sample printing. We’ll be asking the artists to look at colour variances, ink balances and any other areas and corrections that might need to be done. More on that later though.
If you want to see the real original Munday Swamp for yourself it is located just past our premises at 961 Abernethy Road. If you are in the area and would like to see the Munday Swamp painting, you’re welcome to drop in and say hello.