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Focal points such as this set a home apart

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Exceptional wall art is within reach, thanks to the opening of an exciting new shop.

 

You don’t want your home to be just like everyone else’s, and you know individuality lies in the detail. So why not express your style and create a focal point with original art?

 

“Yeah right… easier said than done!”

may well be a thought crossing your mind about now…

Sourcing art for the walls involves a plethora of considerations, such as…

  • Where do I go to find wall art that does not look generic and well… just plain ordinary?
  • How do I know what type of visual is going to be ideal for my home and a reflection of my style?
  • And then there is size to think about… am I going to be asked, ‘what size did you have in mind?’ because, I have not thought about that.

 

Sheesh! There are so many things to think about!

So when it comes to finding wall art worthy of a place in your home, and not merely giving you some visual clutter, you could be forgiven for thinking it is a bit tricky…. and leave the task for another day.

It is true – here at Visual Resource we offer custom art solutions for all sorts of projects. For us, working together with people on the selection of an image, then preparing it to the custom size required, we get excited about that. That said, we also completely understand… sometimes you may not want to put in that sort of effort, you may be looking for fewer decisions, less complexity, and well… just a more streamlined, easier method.

And here it is! VR Art Prints: an easy access wall art option available from the VR SHOP.

 

When visiting the VR SHOP, here is what you will find:

 

CAPTIVATING IMAGES

We don’t expect you to wade through hundreds of mediocre artworks in search of a few gems. Instead, we have curated a unique selection of amazing images. The editing has been done to save you time. Only exceptional artworks make it into the VR Art Prints range.

 

VR ART PRINT Photography Wall Art LANEWAY ENCLAVE Melbourne by Michael Collins for Visual Resource

VR Art Print – Photography Wall Art featuring LANEWAY ENCLAVE. Photo art by Michael Collins.

 

EXPERTLY PRODUCED, FRAME READY ARCHIVAL PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTS

VR Art Prints are not mass-produced poster prints. Instead, each piece is individually printed to give a luminosity and quality only found in authentic photography. The difference when compared to low cost generic art is remarkable.

The size of the print has been thought about also. No decision to be made. The size is a generous 91cm wide x 61cm high.

 

REASONABLY PRICED

When you consider, VR Art Prints are the happy union of stunning creative images, and a superb photographic archival print – the asking price provides great value.

VR ART PRINT Photography Wall Art MELBOURNE 4 23 Skyline by Michael Collins for Visual Resource

VR Art Print – Photography Wall Art featuring MELBOURNE COLLECTION 4, # 23. By Michael Collins for Visual Resource.

 

So if we both agree, nothing short of extraordinary deserves to be hung on your walls: there are two possible avenues to take.

 

  1. A CUSTOM ART SOLUTION

Let’s say your artwork will be going into a kitchen for a feature splashback, or a large format wall mural, for example. Visual Resource will prepare your artwork to the exact size required, on a finish we recommend to best suit your project. We will even consult with you to help you reach a final image selection from the VR Collections.

VR happily provide a high level of service to deliver you a custom solution.  In fact, this is the cornerstone of the Visual Resource offer and it will continue.

Over the years however, we have also come to recognise that sometimes your artwork requirements are simpler. You may not want (or need) to invest the time and energy a custom piece involves.  And so, here is an alternative.

 

2. VR ART PRINTS

A concise selection of captivating, unique VR images, combined with exceptional photographic printing: gives you a frame ready archival print.

How

  • Visit the VR Shop – anytime, anywhere
  • Select the VR Art Print you like
  • Place your order

 

You are now one giant leap closer to adding incredible art into your home. It’s that easy!

 

VR ART PRINT Photography Wall Art 02 LIQUID SCULPTURE NEUTRAL by Michael Collins for Visual Resource

VR Art Print – Photography Wall Art featuring 02 LIQUID SCULPTURE NEUTRAL. Art by Michael Collins

 

VR Art Glass wall art feature Melbourne Monochrome 22 photography art by Michael Collins

Example of a custom art piece from Visual Resource. Using the VR Art Glass finish, the artwork is sized to fit perfectly in the wall unit. VR image: Melbourne Mono # 22 with a slight Sepia Tone.

 

Visual Resource Art Print STREET ART enjoy art in the physical form

Enjoy art in the physical form – rather than just fleetingly on a screen

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We are surrounded, even bombarded with hundreds of images every day. We receive an abundance of visual stimulus from Facebook, TV and the Internet, even if we only see these visuals for a fleeting moment.

As a lovely contrast, it is calming, even restorative to slow things down and enjoy the physical experience of art. Imagine less volume of imagery, in place of something longer lasting and incredible.

Nothing compares to seeing something in person.  

 

The impact of art on your wall is not to be overlooked. Authentic photographic artworks deliver so many things, including:

  • Art creates an atmosphere
  •  Art can be exciting and inspiring
  •  Art can add further colour and character to your home
  •  Art can become a focal point for a room
  • “Art is like salt, pepper or chilli – it adds spice to life and encourages you to be inspired.”  Nicolia Monies – Jeweller – Copenhagen.

 

And by far, the most personal benefit is…

By adding your choice of art, you express your style while also setting your home apart.

 

To get you in the mood for selecting a new piece of astounding wall art, let’s consider two possible options.

Do I go bold and create an eye-catching focal point?

Or…

Do I go with more subtle design and tones to compliment the rest of the colour scheme? To blend in and be a team player…

Here are a few tips for you to consider, when making the decision for you and your home.

 

GOING BOLD

Tip 1.

If you have mostly neutral furnishings, they provide a ‘blank canvas’ if you like…

Your choice of artwork can create a contrast to the interior, instead of trying to match what is there now.

This gives you a free rein, as you can be guided by the artwork that moves you, regardless of its style, shape or colour palette.

 

Tip 2.

Once you have found the artwork that moves you, then you can draw inspiration from the artwork for items like cushions or vases to reflect some colours from your art. These ‘accents’ will serve to tie the room together.

Repeating colours within the artwork (accents), increases the artworks impact in the room.

 

Tip 3.

There is no end to the possible visual subject matter of art. It could be for example, a stunning Melbourne street scene, busting with life, character and colour. Like the ‘Street Art’ photographic artwork seen above.

Alternatively, you may like to make a splash with an abstract photo art: rich in colour along with a sense of movement in the design. For example, ‘Natures Shape # 4’ seen below.

Visual Resource Art Print Photographic Wall Art NATURES SHAPE 4

GOING BOLD. Instead of trying to match your interior, this option gives you free rein to select art that moves you. Art on the wall ‘Natures Shape # 4’

 

 

Then there is the second option…

BEING SUBTLE

Tip 1.

An alternative approach when selecting an artwork is to select a piece that matches or blends with your interior.

This involves selecting an artwork which combines colours, shapes, forms, and styles that are completely in unison with your interior.

This gives harmony where the artwork is a team player, rather than the star.

 

Tip 2.

Choices, choices! Don’t despair. There is no right or wrong when it comes to art. Having choice is not only inspiring – it is essential!

 

And for one last overarching tip, not specific to being bold or subtle…

As you look at art, you will know what you like. So trust yourself and go with your instincts. Your taste in art will be entirely personal, so why not choose something you love.

Art bought with your heart will never disappoint.

 

Visual Resource Art Print Photographic Wall Art LIQUID SCULPTURE NEUTRAL 01

BEING SUBTLE. Select an artwork in unison with your interior. The art will be a team player, rather than a star. Art on the wall ’01 Liquid Sculpture – Neutral’

 

Visual Resource Art Print Photographic Wall Art SHADOW PLAY 06

BEING SUBTLE. Art on the wall ‘Shadow Play 06’. Photographic artwork by Michael Collins.

 

Visual Resource enjoy art in the physical form not just on a small screen

Feeling bombarded by images? Keep in mind… Nothing compares to seeing something in person. And the impact of art on your wall is not to be overlooked.

VR Art Glass printed splashback by Visual Resource photograph of Melbourne street art by Michael Collins

One Home – Two Impressive VR Art Glass Features

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Within the one home are two very different art features. From the abstract grace of FIRE & ICE in the light filled kitchen upstairs, to the colourful CENTRE LANE street scene, adding character on an epic scale within the basement bar.

 

The selected artworks offer wonderful diversity: spanning from the Abstract, to the Modern Gallery.

VR Art Glass first featured in the kitchen. Delighted with the end result, homeowner Susie then looked for another area, where an artwork by Visual Resource could enhance the space. The basement bar & entertainment area provides family members a private retreat, where the addition of floor to ceiling sized photographic artwork, gives a welcome visual contrast to the sleek black surrounds of the bar.

Printed Glass VR Art Glass by Visual Resource Mural Sized Wall Art Melbourne street art photography

The home is grand in scale, calling for an equally impressive and engaging artwork for the entertaining area.

 

Finish: VR Art Glass.

View more photographic artworks like ‘Centre Lane’ by Michael Collins in the Melbourne Collection 2.

All works available exclusively from Visual Resource.

 

VR Art Glass printed kitchen splashback featuring FIRE & ICE by Visual Resource 3

Where it all began: FIRE & ICE VR Art Glass in the upstairs kitchen.

VR Art Glass printed kitchen splashback by Visual Resource.

 

 

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.

 

22 melbourne mono photographic image by Michael Collins for Visual Resource.  Black & White Photography.

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

 

07 melbourne mono photographic image by Michael Collins for Visual Resource.  Black & White Photography

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

 

18 melbourne mono photographic image by Michael Collins for Visual Resource.  Black & White Photography

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

 

21 melbourne mono photographic image by Michael Collins for Visual Resource.  Black & White Photography

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

VR ArtGlass samples at Visual Resource SHOWROOM printed glass with photo artworks by M Collins

Do you have a showroom?

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‘Yes.’ 

And you are most welcome to visit and check out the photographic artworks we create and how people use them in their homes.    

You will find the centrally located VR showroom at the Albert Park Lake end of Moray Street in South Melbourne.

To be exact: 341 Moray Street, South Melbourne

The showroom is a creative workspace for VR, and a place you are welcome to visit to see finishes like VR Art Glass®, or the ‘Urban Presentation’, to mention but a few of the many photographic finish options VR can offer you.

More importantly, beyond looking at finishes, we can talk about your project during a visit to the VR showroom.

Exploring, for example…

  • Where you would like to add imagery?
  • What style of artwork is right for you?
  • What will be appropriate and work within your space?

 

Our discussion will explore these important considerations (and others), and VR will provide a recommendation for your project.

We consider this part of the image consultation process; it’s the service we provide to help you find the prefect artwork for your home.  

During our discussion, you will have our undivided attention. We can offer you a coffee, or cup of tea as we enjoy learning about the specifics that make your project unique.

 

Visual Resource SHOWROOM for VR Art Glass printed glass photo art and more South Melbourne

The image consultation process is the service we provide to help you find the perfect artwork for your home.

 

Where are you located again?

The VR showroom isn’t located in an industrial area. Instead you will find us on a tree-lined street, surrounded by intriguing boutique businesses. So while the size of our showroom is modest, we find it to be creatively inspiring and conducive to good conversations.

Once again, you are very welcome to visit and check out the photographic artworks we create and how people use them in their homes.

Find us here: VR Visual Resource, 341 Moray Street, South Melbourne 

VR Visual Resource SHOWROOM 341 Moray Street South Melboourne MAP

Centrally located, you will find the VR Showroom at the Albert Park Lake end of Moray St in South Melbourne.

 

Do I need to make an appointment, or call ahead?

Yes, it is important to make an appointment or call ahead before you visit, so we can reserve a meeting time for you and give you our undivided attention.

Pellegrinis photo Art by Michael Collins framed black and white photographic paper print

You are welcome to visit the VR Showroom. Check out the photographic art we create and how people use them in their homes.

 

Original Artwork by CHEN ZHONG Girl 1

Art Filled Bathrooms : Bold and Beautiful

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When art dealer and 204 Art Space gallery director June Zhu selected the art for her new bathrooms, two pieces by artist and friend Chen Zhong were standout, easy choices.

 

About the process

The large original artworks by Chen Zhong were provided to Visual Resource on paper, each around 1.5 x 1.3m in size. Of course, paper in a bathroom ‘wet area’ would not survive – paper just does not love water, unlike VR Art Glass.

Michael from Visual Resource digitised each artwork, so the art could be prepared and printed onto glass.

 

Reproduction of any artwork requires careful colour management, both in the capture (digitising) and in the printing, especially when glass is involved. Being a photographer, Michael used his imaging skills to convert the art on paper to a digital format, and then during the print stage, he ensured the colour (on glass) remained true to the original.

Another important point when using an artist’s work: the homeowner June Zhu had permission from the artist to reproduce his work within her art filled home.

VR Art Glass printed glass by VISUAL RESOURCE Original Art by CHEN ZHONG Batman behind bath 2

VR Art Glass featuring original art by Chen Zhong. Unlike paper, VR Art Glass is perfect for ‘wet areas’.

 

 

VR Art Glass printed glass by VISUAL RESOURCE Original Art by CHEN ZHONG Girl in Ensuite 3

The finished VR Art Glass piece delivers a striking focal point in the bathroom. Original art by Chen Zhong.

 

About the art

From the back streets of Shanghai to the exuberance of contemporary Australian culture, Chen examines, explores, questions and celebrates the transcultural identity of being an Australian artist with a proud Chinese heritage.

Beginning with small sketches and paintings, Chen draws inspiration from everyday life, contemporary subjects and traditional Chinese ladies to blend the ancient themes of Chinese culture with a dynamic and ever-changing new world.

His practice of the ancient craft of Chinese ink brush painting is juxtaposed against fresh pops of pinks, blues and yellows. Counterbalancing traditional Chinese images and art form with sophisticated, modern technique is a cornerstone of Chen’s work.

 

VR Art Glass by VISUAL RESOURCE Original Art by CHEN ZHONG full original FORMAT 4

Original artworks by Chen Zhong. His practice of the ancient craft of Chinese ink brush painting is juxtaposed against fresh pops of pinks, blues and yellows.

 

About the artist

Chen Zhong was born in 1970 in Zhongshan, China and arrived in Australia at the age of 19 in 1989. Today he lives and works in Melbourne.

Chen’s exhibiting history has taken his artwork throughout Australia, Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore and New York.

 

About 204 Art Space

June’s gallery 204 Art Space, specialises in contemporary art. Presenting the work of artist Chen Zhong, along with many renowned and emerging artists. Located in Kensington, Melbourne, the gallery is over 800m2 of exhibiting space, offering a unique experience for visitors. For more about 204 Art Space, past and future exhibitions, please click through to the website.

Artist Picture of CHEN ZHONG in front of his art

The artist Chen Zhong. Counterbalancing traditional Chinese images and art form with sophisticated, modern technique.

 

About the bathrooms

The bathrooms were designed, project managed and completed by Philip Theo of TSG Tiling Services and Mitcham Tile Centre. To see more great work completed by Philip, please visit the Mitcham Tile Centre website.

 

VR Art Glass printed glass by VISUAL RESOURCE Original Art by CHEN ZHONG girl close up 5

VR Art Glass featuring original art by Chen Zhong.

VR ArtGlass printed glass kitchen splashback artwork by Visual Resource Melbourne CHARCOAL 1

VR ARTWORKS – anywhere you want them!

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As you peruse through the VR Galleries, pick out your favourite artwork and ask yourself…

‘where would this look great in my home or workspace?’

Perhaps you have a bathroom or kitchen project planned where a feature splashback will be just the thing to make your space unique – a reflection of your individual style.

Or… maybe now is the ideal time to fill that blank wall, crying out for some love.

 

Where ever you need the addition of art – it is possible!

 

For some inspiration to spark your creative ideas, here are two examples where VR Artworks have become welcome additions.

The first (pictured above): VR Art Glass featuring ‘Charcoal # 1’ from the Seasons Collection adds the finishing touch to a carefully renovated kitchen.  (More about this beautiful kitchen and the professional cake maker who enjoys working within it… in the new year.)

The second (pictured below): Wall Art to unify the colour scheme and enhance the ambience of a financial services workspace. The office enjoys numerous pieces selected from the ‘New Elements Collection’, each created using the premium ‘Urban Presentation’ finish. The addition of the artworks completes a new fit out and move to a larger, higher profile destination for this successful business.

 

Anywhere you can imagine the addition of stunning VR Artwork – we can assist with a recommended finish, perfect for the location. Let your imagination run wild.

VR Artwork Wall Art for Office Reception NEW ELEMENTS by Visual Resoruce

VR Artwork ’21 New Elements’ adds a warming addition to the reception area.

 

VR Artwork Wall Art for Office NEW ELEMENTS by Visual Resource

VR Artwork ’13 New Elements’. A welcome addition to a successful financial services workspace.

 

VR Artwork wall art by Visual Resource NEW ELEMENTS photo art by Michael Collins

VR Artwork ’13 New Elements’, created using the premium ‘Urban Presentation’ finish. VR wall art completes the new fit out.

 

VR photography by Michael Collins PODS 01 Artwork in dining room

Announcing a new Collection of VR photo artworks – PODS

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“In the purest sense, pattern, like colour, is a way of delighting the eye.

 

Pattern is powerful and transformative, adding rhythm and movement to the sensory experience of colour and texture. It can be rather stately and measured, suggestive of order and repose; flowing and branching, leading the eye onward; or lively and dancing, almost in a musical sense. Whichever is the case, there is something both joyful and infectious about it.”

A quote by Orla Kiely, from her book titled ‘Pattern’.

VR PODS 02 Photo Artwork by Michael Collins for Visual Resource

02 PODS. Inspired by the patterns inherent in nature.

 

The patterns inherent in nature provide the rhythm and movement Orla Kiely so eloquently presents.

 

Mesmerised by patterns found in nature, the PODS Collection was created when photographer Michael Collins explored and transformed one of nature’s designs, into something delicate and playful.

The creativity does not stop there. The colour choice for each PODS artwork is infinitely variable. Your PODS image can be customised with colours to reflect your style.

 

Pattern is part of the design of life surrounding us. All we need to do now is open our eyes, notice and enjoy it.

VR PODS 06 Photo Artwork by Michael Collins for Visual Resource

06 PODS. The colour choice for each PODS artwork is infinitely variable. Have your PODS design customised with colours to reflect your style.

 

VR PODS 01 Photo Artwork by Michael Collins for Visual Resource

01 PODS. Created when photographer Michael Collins explored & transformed one of nature’s designs.

 

VR Artwork 01 WHITE ON WHITE new photo art by Michael Collins for Visual Resource

VR Artworks can be subtle, delicate & quiet

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The creation of a new series of photo artwork is underway.

 

The exquisite organic form of the flower is a delight.

The whiteness of the image evokes impressions of purity, simplicity and perfection.

Photo artworks created by Michael Collins are ideal for wall art, or a sophisticated addition to your kitchen as an Art Glass splashback.

The new ‘White on White’ Collection will be released soon, with just a sneak preview for you today.

 

VR Art Glass Printed Glass ensuite COLOUR SPLASH 7 wide

Artworks from VR add colour & character into two freshly renovated bathrooms

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One home: two magnificent new bathrooms.

Good design just works. And sometimes… design is so good – the end result is more delightful than you could have imagined or hoped for. The crisply renovated bathroom & ensuite within a Vermont South home deliver just that. In addition to the perfect bones of ‘good design’: the spaces are impressive, a triumph.

Complete with tiles and fittings in black, chrome and white, both wet areas offer a simple monochromatic ‘canvas’. The white tiled walls for example, demonstrate a delicate restraint. The splash of colour from VR Art Glass compliments the restraint – adding the perfect balance of zest and personality.

 

VR Art Glass Printed Glass ensuite COLOUR SPLASH 7 close up

The niches echo the larger feature – providing a subtle motif and connection to the main artwork.

 

The overall impression:

More than a monochromatic beauty, the bathrooms wear colour and character with eloquent cohesion.

 

What does the designer/builder of the bathrooms have to say?

The ensuite is the best I have ever done. I love it. While I was initially worried about the brightness of the artworks… now they are in – I love them, as they set off the bathroom and ensuite, which are otherwise quite neutral in colour.

John Verrion – designer and builder of Renobuild Bathrooms & Tiling

 

VR ArtGlass Printed Glass for bathrooms PAINTERLY 14 wide

Bathroom featuring VR Art Glass – NEW PAINTERLY # 14.

 

The homeowner had a clear vision and decisive approach when she selected two artworks from VR Collections: ‘Colour Splash # 7 for the ensuite and ‘New Painterly # 14’ for the bathroom. The artwork designs have a dynamic energy accentuated by the stunning colours.

 

As a result of her brave artwork selections, the homeowner is now enjoying her two new bathrooms that offer personality in spades.

 

VR ART GLASS Printed Glass by Visual Resource ensuite bath COLOUR SPLASH 7

Ensuite featuring VR Art Glass – COLOUR SPLASH # 7. Overall impression: the bathrooms wear colour & character with eloquent cohesion.

 

About the fittings

  • The bath is from the Polilife Mercury Series
  • Towel rail is Kado Quad
  • Feature artwork on the wall & niches – VR Art Glass from Visual Resource

 

VR Art Glass Printed Glass for Bathrooms by Visual Resource art PAINTERLY 14 upright

Bathroom featuring VR Art Glass – NEW PAINTERLY # 14. Towel rail is Kado Quad.

VR Art Glass Printed Glass for Bathrooms niche above the bath PAINTERLY 14

The niches echo the larger feature – providing a subtle motif and connection to the main artwork.

 

VR Art Glass Printed Glass by Visual Resource for Bathrooms PAINTERLY 14 Cameo Shot

Bathroom featuring VR Art Glass – NEW PAINTERLY # 14. The artwork designs have a dynamic energy accentuated by the stunning colours.

 

 

VR Art Glass Printed Glass by Visual Resource ensuite niche in Shower COLOUR SPLASH 7

Design and build by John Verrion of Renobuild Bathrooms & Tiling.

Bathroom design with wall sized VR Art Glass printed glass feature by Visual Resource

“Honey – It’s Cold Outside”

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The lure of a warm shower during the depths of winter is hard to beat.

And why not linger longer under the warm spray when you have a treat for the eyes to feast upon as well?

The Port Melbourne apartment enjoys a bathroom boasting a wall sized VR Art Glass feature. Not a tile or grout line in sight! Instead, the sleek and seamless finish of VR Art Glass.

The bathroom design by Sam Robinson was always destined to be fresh and stylishly appointed. The decision to incorporate a wall sized VR Art Glass piece spanning from shower to vanity delivers a statement, as well as a stamp of individuality for homeowners.

The couple selected an image of Brooklyn Bridge for its personal relevance, along with its dramatic architectural stature. The result: the bathroom is beautifully designed, visually engaging and is one of a kind!

VR Artwork - wall art by Visual Resource - photo art HANGING ROCK by Michael Collins

Wall Art – reflecting the comfort of home

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The selection of artwork for the bedroom of this Elwood, Beach Road apartment reflects a playful juxtaposition of two worlds.

One: the heady pace of a busy professional working and living in the city.

Versus the calm, restorative effect a natural, rural landscape gives.

 

Born and raised in the country, the contrasting effect the artwork provides for the homeowner is both aesthetically and mentally pleasing.

 

Wall Art by Visual Resource - photo art by Michael Collins - Hanging Rock 2 reflection

VR Artwork – ‘Hanging Rock # 2’

 

The artwork featured in the character filled Elwood bedroom is VR Artwork ‘Hanging Rock # 2’ from the Classic Gallery. Finished using the ‘Urban Presentation’, which delivers optimum photographic detail and clarity. It is our most premium print finish.

 

The URBAN PRESENTATION consists of:

  • High-gloss chromogenic photographic print
  • Adhered to a perfectly smooth metal substrate
  • High-gloss protective clear laminate to print surface

 

The finish is sleek and efficient in presentation while delivering the highest photographic image quality possible.

It is stunning!

 

VR Artwork - Photographic art by Michael Collins for Visual Resource - Juxtaposition Quote

The selection of artwork for the bedroom of this Elwood, Beach Road apartment reflects a playful juxtaposition of two worlds.

 

 

 

 

VR Artwork - Patterns Neutral # 17 - Photo Art by Michael Collins for Visual Resource

WALL ART – Be Inspired

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Do you have blank walls in need of some attention?

Look about… are there any bare walls around you? Maybe today’s the day – that wall has been blank for far too long.

The addition of art in your space is a chance to play and ‘accessorise’.   Accessories bring the finishing touches to a room; they make a space liveable, fun and provide the key to individuality.

Here are a few thought starters to help unleash your inner art buyer…

 

HOW DO I FIND THE ‘RIGHT’ ARTWORK STYLE FOR THE SPACE?

Forget ‘right or wrong’, ‘good or bad’ art. These judgments and criteria are not only completely subjective; thoughts along those lines will stifle and be unhelpful. Here is an alternative…

Your taste in art is entirely personal. Choose something you love!

Art bought with your heart will never disappoint.

 

OPTIONS WHEN SELECTING AN ARTWORK:

Go bold and create a focal point.

  •  Your new artwork does not need to match the paint colour or furniture in your room.
  • If you have mostly neutral furnishings this provides a ‘blank canvas’ if you like… where you can be guided by the artwork that moves you, regardless of its style, shape or colour palette.
  • You may like to make a splash with an abstract photo art (for example): rich in colour along with a sense of movement in the design – adding interest and excitement.
  • Then… you can draw inspiration from the artwork, for items like cushions or vases to reflect some colours from your art. These ‘accents’ will serve to tie the room together.
  • Repeating colours within the artwork (accents), increases the artworks impact in the room.
Wall Art by Visual Resource - PAINTERLY No 12

Art = accessorising = the key to individuality. Abstract photo artwork – Painterly # 12. Creative & bold – the perfect focal point.

 

Or, choose subtle tones to complement your existing décor.

  • An alternative approach when selecting an artwork is to select a piece that blends with your interior – combining colours, shapes, forms and styles that are completely in unison with your interior. This gives harmony where the artwork is a team player, rather than the star.
  • Imagine photo art of a cityscape or landscape for example, finished in black & white or a sepia tone.
Photographic Artwork Mono by Visual Resource - Wall Art

Photo artwork ‘Landscape Mono 03’. The artwork blends with the tones and compliments the natural texture of the interior finishes.

 

THOUGHTS ABOUT ARTWORK SIZE

The scale of the artwork in relation to the area it will be placed is worthy of some thought. Respected interior designer and stylist Shannon Fricke in her book ‘How to decorate’ counsels:

“An oversized canvas hung on a small wall does not make for a harmonious space, and nor does a tiny canvas on a large wall. When the scale is wrong, it doesn’t matter how beautiful the artwork is, the result won’t feel right.”        

 

Tips to help with the consideration of artwork size include:

  • A small piece of art may not work above a large piece of furniture. Use a bigger artwork!
  • The goal is to create balance.
  • If you have a huge wall running the length of your living area, avoid one small artwork. (It may give the impression of a postage stamp on your wall.)

 

The home pictured next is a prime example of a grand scale space, begging for a grand scale artwork.

VR Art Glass Printed Glass Wall Feature Melbourne Skyline Photo Art

VR Art Glass printed glass mural wall – ‘Melbourne Skyline # 7’ – Photo art by Michael Collins for Visual Resource.

 

TIP: a practical way to visualise and decide the right artwork size.

  • Make a template from paper to see how the size looks, within the space.
  • Cut out (brown) paper to the size you are thinking for the artwork. Stick this to the wall with masking tape.
  • Add more (brown) paper to increase the size (if needed), or cut away brown paper to reduce the size (if needed.)
  • Keep experimenting until you feel sure the size (of brown paper representing your artwork size) will suit the space.
  • It’s all about scale!
  • Measure the size of the (brown paper) template. Let VR know the size and VR can prepare a quote for you.

 

How can Visual Resource help?

All VR artworks are prepared to your custom requirements, including the finish and size. We will ask you, ‘what size would you like your finished artwork to be?’ The custom nature of VR artworks gives you great flexibility and the perfect art for your space.

 

HEIGHT FOR HANGING THE ART

  • One tip is to position your artwork so that the centre of the piece is at eye level.
  • 152cm off the floor level is an indication.

 

AND WHAT ABOUT THE PRICE?

Yes it is true, an original photographic artwork from VR does cost more than a poster print from Ikea. But you are getting so much more for your money.

While it is a reality, we all have financial constraints and budgets to work within. Remember, if you find the perfect artwork – it is an investment. (Try to think long term, the price will be long forgotten while you enjoy looking at the artwork for years to come.)

 

Melbourne Wall Art - Photography by Michael Collins for Visual Resource

Cafe featuring various photo artworks from the Modern Gallery & Melbourne Collections. Finish: traditional black & white silver gelatin photographic prints.

Wall Art - Photography by Michael Collins for Visual Resource - Seasons Autumn No 18

VR artwork ‘Seasons Autumn # 18’, seen in the Classic Gallery

 

Try not to be restricted and restrained by your overall decorating scheme when choosing artwork. Instead – go for what you love. Vibrant, dynamic artwork can add interest and pop in an otherwise sedate interior scheme.

Relax and trust your instincts. If it helps… consider that the stakes are not as high as selecting a floor finish or the kitchen design. So be brave and save a blank wall today!

Photo Artwork by Visual Resource THE BOXERS Kings Cross Sydney

‘The Boxers’ photo artwork from the Kings Cross – Sydney Collection. While graphic and bold in visual content, the tones complement the decor.