Monthly Archives: July 2016

Dingo Flour Mill via Wikipedia

The Dingo Flour Mill is located in Fremantle, Western Australia. This iconic building is adorned with a large image in red of the famous Australian wild dog, that was first painted in 1940.

Here at Blue Lawn Designs, we also love the old Dingo Flour Mill in North Fremantle, and it features in a number of our screen-printed products available online.

The building has remained a landmark for generations of Western Australians. This iconic building is often the last thing seen leaving the Perth coast, and the first seen on returning. Its no wonder the landmark Dingo Flour Mill has achieved the status of an icon, for locals and visitors alike.

 

 

 

Boardies linocut July2016        Boardies worn on grey copy

Linocut prints create distinctive screen-printed images. This original linocut design recalls simple summer holidays when destinations were decidedly local and caravans were unavoidably cosy. Smell the salt in the air.

Because we love the look so much, we’ve recently added prints based on linocut designs to our growing range of t-shirts.  The shirts themselves have good credentials: organic cotton, produced under fair trade conditions (no sweatshops) and carbon neutral throughout all production stages. Our customers report that they wash very well.

We have quite a few more designs in the pipeline. Meanwhile, check out our current range on our website. T-shirts are also at selected stockists, including FOUND at Fremantle Arts Centre, and Angove St Collective in North Perth.

 

PSAS exterior Jul2016     PSAS interior Jul2016     PSAS Cafe 37 posted Jul2016

The Blue Lawn Designs team works in a great environment with creative colleagues. Painters, printmakers, architects, designers, illustrators, web developers as well as many others. The Pakenham St Art Space (PSAS), in Fremantle’s west end, houses our studio where we design and create screen-printed homewares – primarily fabrics and wood. The PSAS building is heritage-listed and has undergone some dramatic transformations since we moved in five years ago.

A new roof and insulation have been installed upstairs. The ground floor has been re-laid with smooth, polished concrete, and all the studio walls have been raised and upgraded. New bathrooms have been built, and a new café just inside the front door (Studio 37 named after the studio that was the traditional owner of that space). All of this has been done, whilst maintaining the essential fabric of the building. There is now a steady series of exhibitions, performances and arts events in the ground floor space, and even an occasional wedding. PSAS is an inspiring place to work, surrounded many other creatives.

New windows have been installed all around the ground floor, letting light in and providing a stronger link to the street life of Fremantle in. This is thanks to a heritage grant secured by PSAS. As you can imagine, there’s been a bit of disruption to our creative activities, but it’s very good to be part of a longer-term creative vision. And the on-site coffee is a bit of a sweetener, too. Read more about PSAS here

(Reposted from an earlier blog on our old website)

 

 
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