throwing shadows from the sun

emma byrnes, spacecraft studio, garland magazine, screen printing melbourne
emma byrnes, spacecraft studio, garland magazine, screen printing melbourne
emma byrnes, spacecraft studio, garland magazine, screen printing melbourne
emma byrnes, spacecraft studio, garland magazine, screen printing melbourne
emma byrnes, spacecraft studio, garland magazine, screen printing melbourne
emma byrnes, spacecraft studio, garland magazine, screen printing melbourne
emma byrnes, spacecraft studio, garland magazine, screen printing melbourne
emma byrnes, spacecraft studio, garland magazine, screen printing melbourne
emma byrnes, spacecraft studio, garland magazine, screen printing melbourne
emma byrnes, spacecraft studio, garland magazine, screen printing melbourne
emma byrnes, spacecraft studio, garland magazine, screen printing melbourne
emma byrnes, spacecraft studio, garland magazine, screen printing melbourne
Photographs by  Emma Byrnes

Photographs by Emma Byrnes

In November I captured Spacecraft at work in their Rokeby studio on a botanical prints series that had been commissioned for KFive + KinnarpsBoyd Collection. The images accompanied an article on the project by Eugenia Lim in Garland Magazine and needed to reflect the interplay between Spacecraft’s research, handcraft, materiality and digital production - the conversation that Lim explores in depth throughout the article.

As Lim writes:

“In Spacecraft’s series of commissioned prints for KFive + Kinnarps’ Boyd Collection furniture, site, history, language, art and architecture intermingle under the guise of soft-furnishings. On face value, these textile designs are simple botanical prints that take the specificity of trees as a motif. The silhouettes of leaves, vines and flowers are assembled, repeated and mirrored onto linen.

But deeper, beyond the “upholstery” of surface, these designs speak of a skilled, curious studio who bring craft, research and experimentation to their work across commercial, artistic and architectural projects.”

The article is well worth the read and highlights the “the quiet and conscientious work of Spacecraft, engaged as it is with the elemental, the material, the botanical, the artistic, the political and the social.” 

Wonderful!