In a rendition called Suburb Series, architects Lauren O’Donnell & Adam Dwyer from ODD Studio, draw Melbourne suburbs, viewed from above.
Each drawing is a static image, deep in information about, planning, history, geography, construction, solar and time. Pieced together from a blend of archived maps and aerial photographs, the drawings embed a personal emotion, felt with the rich belonging to a connection of place.
Collingwood, a vibrant inner-city suburb of Melbourne, boasts a rich and storied history. The narrative is deeply intertwined with Smith Street, a bustling thoroughfare that forms the heart and soul of the neighbourhood.
Running through the core of Collingwood, Smith Street has a history as colourful as the suburb itself. Once a dirt track, Smith Street has evolved into an urban hub renowned for its arts scene, boutiques, cafes, and restaurants.
Our rendition captures Smith Street from above and its intricate network of surrounding arterials and side streets.
Drawn on the date of the autumnal equinox, the piece captures the sun directly over the equator, marking the beginning of the fall when the sun is at its lowest point and the time when the spectacle of shadow is most present across the city. The render reveals this active relationship of ‘Shadow’ and ‘Light’ in Melbourne's public spaces, arterial streets, and residences.
As the city’s urban settlement is evolving, Collingwood provides a memory of which shadows are cast from the year 2022.
LIMITED EDITION COLLECTION
A limited edition print run of 50 (fifty).
Each print is embossed with the ODD Studio marking & numbered. All ‘Limited Edition Prints’ are accompanied with a certificate of authenticity.
594mm by 420mm
Archival Pigment Print on Canson Printmaking Rag 310gsm – 100% cotton, white, no OBA’s
Individually printed at our local Melbourne print shop, all prints are printed with archival pigment ink using the Giclee method. The fine art Giclee embeds the sharpest detail and highest resolution.
Tasmanian Oak Frame - (594mm x 420mm)
All of our frames feature a crystal-clear glass facing. Our art pieces are thoughtfully framed with a set-back design, utilising a spacer, to achieve a premium appearance. Crafted from Tasmanian Oak, our frames measure 40mm in depth and 20mm in width at the front, ensuring both quality and elegance.
As a bespoke art piece please allow up to 5-10 business days for your order to made by our local print and frame makers.