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)