To paint a mural on a courtyard wall at the Scottish Arms in Bowral, NSW. The wall had a Scottish pillar box positioned in front of it. The client wanted a mural incorporating the postal box and his ancestor, Flora who stayed behind in Scotland with her new husband when the rest of the family migrated to Australia.
We designed an image of two people walking towards the postal box. The girl carried a letter addressed to her mother in Australia. In the background is an image of a Scottish castle and highlands with crofters’ cottages, grazing sheep and Scottish flora. A Scottish dog and a ruined wall are in the foreground.
The client was very pleased with the result. The girl resembled his mother as a young woman. It became a talking point at the Bistro.
The feedback has been very positive from the owner, his family and employees. The owner informed us that the mural is a constant source of positive comment to him from his clientele. The owner would like us to paint more murals at his property.
“Tracey at artation did a wonderful job on the mural I commissioned from her at the Scottish Arms. She fulfilled the brief totally. She was well organised. l enjoyed watching the progression of the mural as it was painted.”
To provide a two hour painting session that helps clear the head and promote a positive and creative mindset. It is a time-out to recoup and refresh for the last day of their three day conference. The paintings had to be successful. The client, Business Events Sydney, at Peppers Craigieburn, Bowral, NSW Australia on Thursday 3 March 2016.
Tracey at artation pre-drew modern art images on canvas 30 x 40 cms. Each canvas was unique so that delegates had the only copy of a particular painting on the day. Delegates were each given a photographic copy of the original art from which to work. Tuition was on going as needed.
Each participant had a completed painting to take away as a tangible reminder of the painting session. The participants were happy and relaxed to begin the next conference session. They were surprised at how good their results were.
“The staff thoroughly enjoyed the session and all came away with a great sense of achievement. Their artistic masterpieces were proudly placed on display during the conference for the rest of the organisation to admire. Thank you for your flexibility in accommodating the varying levels of experience.”
Nadine March, Event Manager, Business Events Sydney
Early childhood education and care.
To provide a collaborative art making session for 26 indigenous woman to promote communication and bonding at their 3 day conference.
Tracey at artation drew a series of eight images reflecting an indigenous style of painting. The works reflected land, meeting place, animals and people. The women worked in small groups on a rotating basis so that each group worked on all paintings.
There was one completed image for each district representative to take back as a reminder of the conference. The women enjoyed the process and worked well together in groups, discussing why they were adding particular symbols and colours to the paintings.
‘artation is a wonderful concept for networking and promoting teamwork at any event. Tracey helped our ideas develop to the next level. The end product was not just the wonderful paintings, but the enjoyment and connection between all involved. She facilitated the special bond we were aiming to achieve, celebrating our uniqueness and unity.’
Training & Resource Officer
IPSU NSW & ACT
Industry Not for profit aged care facility.
To brighten up the shared dining room, be a point of discussion, and to stimulate memories and conversation for the 95 residents their visitors and carers at Harbison Care in Burradoo NSW Australia.
Painting a bright and happy trompe l’oeil at both ends of the shared dining space.
The sea and country scene were 8 x 1.7 metres and the luncheon under the pergola luncheon scene was 4.1 x 1.7metres.
While the trompe l’oeil was being painted residents, staff and visitors would stop and discuss with us about the progress of the painting.
Residents enjoyed having their photos taken in front of the scenes as if they were actually standing by the seaside.
Many passers-by suggested additions to be painted into the design. Residents told us that the scenes reminded them of various times in their lives. The residents commented on how the whole atmosphere of the room has changed and gives a feeling of being somewhere else. We painted in their suggested images which increased the sense of ownership by the users.
Publication of an article about the trompe l’oeil in Latte Life newspaper.
The feedback was ongoing and very positive from residents, visitors and the staff.
“Tracey Miller has brought art into the lives of aged care residents by painting large murals in the dining room of our hostel in Burradoo. She has transformed blank walls into a living scene for the enjoyment of the residents, staff and visitors. Not only did the residents enjoy watching the trompe l’oeils being painted but now enjoy long-lasting scenes which brings them into a world of fascination and remembrance.”
Dr Don Ross
Industry – Private events – Wedding
To provide a personal point of difference, along with all the other personal touches to this very beautiful wedding. For the guests to make a collaborative art work for the Bride and Groom.
An image of the couple was drawn up in black ink. Each guest’s name was added, then the drawing was gridded, numbered and cut into 100 pieces. One piece was provided for each guest to colour in using texta pen.
The guests were very happy to be involved and make a special memento for the wedding couple. Many had not made art works for years and were delighted by the novelty.
Industry – Private event – party
To provide a special activity at a private Christmas party for 35 guests and to collaboratively create a gift for the host.
Tracey at artation designed an image of the host and objects dear to him. The design was cut into 10 x 10 cm squares and each guest coloured in a couple of squares. As each piece was completed the images were put together eventually revealing the final picture.
The host was given the painting created by his guests. He was thrilled by the result and pleased that everyone at the party could be involved. Guests enjoyed colouring their sections and liked the novelty and mystery of revealing the final inage.