The Moving Canvas project was initially an art competition based around the theme of ‘journey' for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander school students of the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Won by Trai Dungay, the major prize included the winning artwork to be processed, printed and wrapped around a local bus, and included a tutoring session of the vehicle wrap process for the winner.
This is where I came in, creating the bus wrap from Trai's work, re-composed, enhanced digitally and processed for printing and installation by a local sign writing company. The scan of his painting had to be very large . . . and production of enormous digital files for print, meeting the jigsaw pieces with matching seams proved to be a challenge. Meanwhile, Trai and the project officer, Sue Currie, visited my studio for the tutorial presentation.
The challenge of this project was well worth it, the result appreciated all round . . . And the wrapped bus can still be seen in the local area, some 10 years later.
Moving Canvas was run by MidCoast Communities (now represented by Blue Sky Communities), funded by the NSW Department of Transport and printed with expertise by Fast Signs and Plastics, Coffs Harbour.