We met Lara Colby in 2015 when we opened our Bondi Junction studio. A colleague recommended her- she had just graduated from art school and was looking for work. She did a fab graffiti inspired mural in spray can paint for the gymnasium wall. The studio instantly had the ‘WOW” factor.
When i opened Annandale, it took a while to get a clear vision of how to get more “wow” into an already gorgeous space.
I was parking across the road from the studio one morning and looked up through all the myriad of windows and saw the way too clean white wall that is the back of the studio. the first thing i thought was “we need Lara!”
I got in touch with her “do you remember me?” she did- and the dialogue began. We created a share Pinterest account and passed hippy trippy groovy sixties art ideas back and forth for a few weeks. Then she nutted out the design. In typical Lara form- it was amazing.
She brought her insanely creative friend, Dylan Michaels, along to help her with what she realised was going to be a major project. They needed an overhead projector to project her drawing onto the wall to trace. We couldnt get it to work. “Never mind” they said as they simply replicated the whole A4 page onto a wall which is about 3 meters or more high and 18 metres across!!
The rest of the journey- you can glimpse through the lapse time video above.
Respect for the hard work, passion, integrity .. and thank you for the joyful work and play environment you have helped us create.