Cornwell invited us to illustrate one of ten covers for the Open House Melbourne 10th Anniversary program.
Our design features one of Melbourne’s iconic buildings – Collingwood Arts Precinct. There is eclectic beauty in the dilapidated building that sits on Johnston Street in Collingwood; the symmetry of the entrance, it’s many windows, and the conflicting sections of brickwork. It lies solidly on the hill, a dormant beast hungry for creative combustion. Keith Haring’s iconic mural adorns one side of the building, brought back to life recently, as vivid and engaging as it was in 1984. Reimagining one of the most visceral elements of Haring’s mural – the caterpillar – our illustration celebrates the impending creative revival of this wonderfully eccentric space.