Officially unveiled on Wednesday the 8th of February 2012, Cooling Brothers flagship ImagInk™ project ‘The Munday Wall’ comprises a 9.5m high printed glass facade featuring a contemporary Indigenous artwork.
A national first for large scale Indigenous artwork on glass, the project is a stunning showcase of the vibrant UV-resistant full colour capabilities of the ImagInk™ digital ceramic printing, and features a rich depth of colour and an unsurpassed level of detail to create the head-turning 72 square metre glass canvas.
Produced as double glazed units to fit the original framing system used on the facade, the 24mm thick panels on The Munday Wall do not effect the print or colour in any way, and further demonstrates the flexibility of the ImagInk™ print to be used in any glass application. As a testament to the faith the company has in the durability of the ImagInk™ ceramic printing, The Munday Wall printed glass comes under the company’s 25 year ImagInk™ guarantee against fading or discolouration.
The original wall was purpose built for a printed glass facade when the factory was constructed, and an unrelated visit to Kidogo Arthouse in Fremantle in 2011 produced the creative spark needed to get the project off the ground. The culmination of seven months of planning and production, the project is the first of its kind in Australia.
“The Munday Wall was undertaken as something of a collaborative case study, focusing on and deconstructing each stage of our ImagInk™ process, with the end result showcasing the possibilities of what can be achieved when you combine a stunning piece of art with ceramic printed glass,” Cooling Brothers design consultant Will Main explained.
“Working to a size of 8 x 9 metres is a challenge in itself, however by bringing an artist into the mix we are able to work closely together throughout the project to overcome such challenges, and push this exciting new medium as far as we can to create a truly unique and inspirational piece of art.”
The wall was officially unveiled by Rev. Clive Hayden and Mr Duncan Ord, Deputy Director General of Operations, Department of Indigenous Affairs on wednesday the 8th of February 2012. Cooling Brothers are proud to support local Indigenous artists and the company looks forward to further pushing the capabilities of the ImagInk printing by working with local and national artists.
The Munday Wall is lit at night with high powered halogen spotlights, and is now on permanent display at 961 Abernethy Road, High Wycombe.
Client Cooling Brothers Glass Location Perth, Western Australia
Glass 6mm Low Iron Toughened in a 6-12-6 DGU Makeup
Volume 72sqm Processing ImagInk ceramic printing, Toughening, InsulCool Double Glazing
Further information on the processes featured in this project can be found below: