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Moonee Ponds Apartment offers a STAR attraction

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When we first met in late 2014, Joan and I spoke about her new apartment, yet to be built. Joan was actively involved with the layout and interior design aspects, and she planned for ‘a star’ within the centrally located kitchen, as a way to give the interior a focal point and a distinct personality. The solution – VR Art Glass!

On viewing the Melbourne photographic artwork collections on the VR Gallery, it did not take Joan long to find ‘the one’. ‘Melbourne Mono # 4’ captured by photographer Michael Collins celebrates the architectural diversity Melbourne offers, in a character filled soulful way.

Visual Resource creates incredible photographic artworks, and then finishes them onto glass. VR Art Glass gives an eye catching and long lasting splashback option.

And what does Joan think of her new kitchen, complete with VR Art Glass?

I love it.

It just looks so good!

I said I wanted it to be the STAR in my apartment and it certainly is that!!!

Thank you Joan, for trusting VR to deliver the all-important ‘star’ within your brand new apartment.

We think it looks amazing!

Cheers,

Toni

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VR first spoke to Joan in late 2014. Then, some 20 months later, the result of our conversations and plans for her kitchen splashback are complete. The result? A STAR is born.

 

 

03 melbourne mono photographic image by Michael Collins for Visual Resource

Melbourne in Monochrome

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Photography by Michael Collins captures the urban pulse of Melbourne.

 

And while our city is a thriving, contemporary, metropolis: the images seen in black & white add a timeless quality also. What a wonderful combination!

 

The ever-popular Melbourne Monochrome Collection has been updated with 13 new works.  

 

As creators of the photographic artworks presented within the VR Galleries, we can customise the works to black & white, or by adding a hint of warm sepia tone, for example. So please keep in mind as you peruse the Galleries: any image you like originally seen in colour, can be converted to black & white. This keeps your options wide open.

 

The photo artworks offered by VR can provide the perfect compliment to your kitchen or bathroom as a printed VR Art Glass splashback, or wall art in your living areas.

 

To leave you with an inspired quote to take with you as you look at some inspiring images:

 

“I’ve been forty years discovering that the queen of all colours is black.”   Henri Matisse

 

Hold on to that thought, as you view the selection of works presented below, showing you the full format of each composition. Then click through to see the full Melbourne Monochrome Collection.

 

Pictured above, the classic Pellegrini’s, titled ‘03 Melbourne Mono’, a personal favorite.

 

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’22 Melbourne Mono’ a new addition to the ever-popular Melbourne Monochrome Collection of photographic art by Michael Collins.

 

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’07 Melbourne Mono’. An earlier work in the collection.

 

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’18 Melbourne Mono’. Photo artworks by VR can provide the perfect compliment to your kitchen or bathroom as a printed VR Art Glass splashback.

 

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’21 Melbourne Mono’. Photography by Michael Collins captures the urban pulse of Melbourne.

23 Melbourne Collection 4 photo art Melbourne Skyline by Michael Collins for Visual Resource

New Collection Released : Melbourne 4

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A great writer will craft words capable of transporting the reader to a new place, time or understanding.  Equally, a skilled photographer will see an image – where others will not.

The photographer captures a scene in the most engaging way, using vision to see what the image could be, long before holding the viewfinder up to his eye. There is no ‘chance’ or fluking it involved. Instead, each image is considered and achieved through a robust combination of skill and creativity.

That’s how the new Melbourne collection # 4 came about. Michael exploring a city he loves, while putting his creativity and photographic craft to task.

To see the full body of work, please view the collection Melbourne 4.

All works created by photographer Michael Collins.

All works available exclusively from Visual Resource.

 

06 Melbourne Collection 4 photo art Melbourne Skyline by Michael Collins for Visual Resource

#06, Melbourne Collection 4.

 

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#19, Melbourne Collection 4.

 

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#01, Melbourne Collection 4.

 

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#20, Melbourne Collection 4.

 

Photographer Michael Collins Self Portrait Creating Melbourne Skyline Night Shots

Photographer Michael Collins at work. A rare self-portrait by the man who would rather be behind the camera than in front of it.

VR Art Glass Printed Glass Wall Art Melb Skyline #7 by Michael Collins

Wake Up Your Walls: VR Art Glass featuring ‘Melbourne Skyline #7’

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Selecting a good artwork can become a major focal point for the room.

When it came to the vast, open plan design of this home…the grand scale artwork has become a focal point from first entry, to lounge, to dining and even from outside!

The wall the artwork occupies enjoys visibility from many vantage points – so it had to be worthy of its premium real estate. Homeowners selected an iconic image of Melbourne from the VR Melbourne Skyline Collection, captured by Photographer Michael Collins. Finished on glass, the VR Art Glass wall feature is every bit as impressive as its setting.

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VR Art Glass: printed glass wall featuring iconic photographic artwork ‘Melbourne Skyline # 7’

The homeowners are convinced they found the perfect artwork and finish to compliment the home – both aesthetically and functionally. It’s ‘right’ for the home and people living in it, and they are simply delighted with the end result.

Sometimes a room needs a king hit of something…(especially a room visible from many vantage points within an open plan layout). Mural sized VR Art Glass certainly packs a punch, delivering the impressive and inspired feature the space was crying out for.

VR Art Glass by Visual Resource wall prior to installation

Engineers by profession – the homeowners purpose built the wall with a VR Art Glass feature in mind.

Can you imagine a modest sized canvas on this wall? The scale would be all-wrong and the art in danger of looking as relevant as a postage stamp. The grand scale of the wall called for a suitably grand scaled artwork, as much in visual content as in size.

The art you choose for your walls is one of the ways to make a space yours – the thing that ensures no two spaces will ever be alike – the thing that makes living in your home a pure joy!

VR Art Glass by Visual Resource Wall Art Installation In Action

While the end result may look effortless…these gentlemen would beg to differ! The hard work of installation. Check out the size of the panel !

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Seeking a ‘wow’ feature for a crisp new kitchen

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The crisp, white kitchen of this renovated home – was a fresh and accommodating canvas for the addition of a feature splashback, intended to wow!

The briefing to Visual Resource was really clear: the homeowners of the Footscray residence said:

  • The artwork needs to reflect our style and be of significance to us.  (So not a picture of New York for example.)  But we do love Melbourne!
  •  We like vibrant colour and would love a strong sense of colour within the composition of the artwork.
  •  We are seeking contrast between the crisp, white kitchen – and colour within the splashback.
  •  And of greatest importance… the splashback needs to be a ‘wow’ feature.

 

We had our briefing and we set about presenting artwork options to meet all requirements.  After reviewing many options – artwork ‘Melbourne Skyline # 7’ was chosen as ‘the one’ and provided an excellent answer to the briefing.  The VR Art Glass feature splashback compliments the kitchen perfectly.

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VR Art Glass Splashback
Featuring artwork ‘Melbourne Skyline # 7’ from the Modern Gallery & the Melbourne Skyline Collection

 

Prior to the addition of the VR Art Glass feature, the splashback was a coloured glass one.  The introduction of overhead cabinetry and VR Art Glass has been positive, contributing to greater enjoyment of this vital home space.         

Next… some shots to show you the kitchen before and during the transition.

Blue Coloured Glass Splashback

BEFORE
Prior to the addition of the VR Art Glass feature, the splashback was a coloured glass one.

 

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After removal of the coloured glass splashback.
The canvas is now ready for the addition of a feature splashback – intended to wow!

An evocative kitchen oozing with sophistication & confidence

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We are privileged to see peoples ‘dream kitchen’ take shape (on paper) then come to life in reality.  From the early stages of design, colour and finish selections – all the way through to the build and installation.  We contribute (with VR Art Glass) in one small way to what is often a high involvement, personal and lengthy process. 

The end result often involves seeing sparkling, crisp white kitchens that are always pleasing to look at.  Just recently however, we were delighted to view the kitchen of builder Craig Field and partner Diny of Field Homes.  Viewing the new home designed and built by the couple was a big surprise and affirms something rather significant to me…

Your kitchen can exude a style and mood of your choosing and making.        

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Kitchen design by Diny and build by Craig of Field Homes.
VR Art Glass splashback featuring artwork ‘Melbourne Mono # 4’
‘Super White’ granite bench tops by Melbourne Marble & Granite.

 

The Blackburn South kitchen is warm, dark and handsome – wearing the striking finishes and sleek colour palette with great confidence.  The deep charcoal of the cabinetry, combined with the dramatic granite bench tops: has style equal to that of a highly considered and well composed bar or restaurant.  

Congratulations Diny and Craig of Field Homes on your stylish and evocative kitchen.  Thank you for reminding me that each kitchen can be unique and a mirror to the personality and style we choose to reflect.

Toni