CARLTON by Lauren O’Donnell & Adam Dwyer
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.
Carlton, a picturesque suburb nestled within the urban landscape, showcases a tapestry of old-world charm and contemporary flair. Its rich history, dating back to the 19th century, established it as a residential area for Melbourne's affluent citizens. Over the years, the suburb has undergone various transformations, evolving into a vibrant hub of cultural diversity and intellectual pursuits. Our illustration captures the essence of Carlton's historical journey, seamlessly blending the old and the new.
The main streets of Carlton, including Rathdowne, Brunswick, and Nicholson Street, take centre stage in the illustration, embodying the suburb's eclectic and bohemian spirit. The illustration highlights the green spaces that dot Carlton's landscape, with the majestic Carlton Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, unfolding in all its grandeur. The Royal Exhibition Building stands as a testament to Melbourne's rich cultural heritage, while the gardens provide a serene oasis amidst the city's hustle and bustle.
In Carlton, history, culture, and community converge. The suburb is a blend of the past and the present, weaving together a unique tapestry of stories and experiences.
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, Carlton provides a memory of which shadows are cast from the year 2022.
LIMITED EDITION COLLECTION
A limited edition print run of 25 (twenty-five).
Each print is embossed with the ODD Studio marking & numbered. All ‘Limited Edition Prints’ are accompanied with a certificate of authenticity.
600mm by 600mm
Archival Pigment Print on Canson Printmaking Rag 310gsm – 100% cotton, white, no OBA’s
All prints are printed with archival pigment ink using the Giclee method. The fine art Giclee embeds the sharpest detail and highest resolution.
The frames feature a crystal-clear glass facing, thoughtfully framed with a set-back design, utilising a spacer, to achieve a premium appearance. Crafted from Tasmanian Oak, the frames measure 40mm in depth and 20mm in width at the front, ensuring both quality and elegance.