Brutalism Fine Art Print - CHB3
The incredible, colour-saturated reimagining of Canberra's Brutalist buildings by Lymesmith shows Brutalism in a whole new light. This print features Robin Boyd’s Churchill Building, built in 1971.
The limited-edition works are printed on 310gsm mold-made archival watercolour paper that has an extraordinary textured finish - just like concrete. Each print is numbered and signed by the artist.
Available in 3 sizes: A1 Edition of 25; A2 Edition of 50; A3 Edition of 50. Once they're gone, they're gone!
A word from Lymesmith
Architect and Photographer Jakub Beseda introduced me to the Churchill Building, the last major project of Australian architectural icon Robin Boyd. It’s a beautiful and relatively modest Brutalist structure, currently in a state of disrepair. An attempt to have it heritage listed in 2018 failed.
The colour transformation is applied to the rear façade tower and 3-story building spandrels. It’s a colourful pattern overlay, which uses the timber ‘board formed’ concrete arrangement to generate the design. The painted overlay completely alters the appearance of the concrete, but it also emphasises the geometry and craft in the building.
No raw concrete was harmed in the production of these artworks.
Prints are unframed and arrive rolled in a cylinder. They fit standard frames. Gingerfinch recommends Frames Now for your off-the-shelf framing needs (we're not affiliated, we just love their work).
The Fine Art Prints are custom printed and signed to order. They will take 2-3 weeks to be shipped.
Size: A3, A2, A1
Material: Premium Archival Watercolour Fine-Art Paper, 310gsm
Made in: Canberra, Australia
The Story Behind It
Lymesmith's assault on béton brut aims to stimulate debate around the treatment of Brutalist buildings now and into the future and ponders what kinds of transformations are possible for these concrete giants. Purchasing an archival print supports Lymesmith’s Brutal Transformations paste-up project, to bring free, high-quality poster art to city streets.
Lymesmith is an award-winning design studio founded by Sonia van de Haar. Lymesmith specialises in creating unique colour concepts and art for the built environment.