Kirrilly Anderson

THIS SEASON WE COLLABORATE WITH MELBOURNE ARTIST
KIRRILY ANDERSON TO CREATE EXCLUSIVE RAINBIRD FABRIC PRINTS

Kirrily Anderson (Aka I & the Others) grew up in the stillness of rural NSW. With an excitement for the city life she moved to Melbourne at the age of 18 to study graphic design. Having recently moved from the busy midst of Melbourne’s street art scene in Collingwood to the still beauty of the bush in Chiltern, North East Victoria, her artwork has come full circle to reveal the quiet and reflective nature of her upbringing in rural NSW.

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What first drew you to the art scene?

It sounds a bit clichéd, but I’ve always been creative. Art and creativity was always going to be part of what I do. As a graphic designer I began to feel the need for freer expression and that’s what essentially made me turn to visual art.

How did you start with the ideas behind your creation for the collaboration with Rainbird?

My first step was to look at the colours in the Rainbird range. They are much brighter than those I normally use, so I wanted to really work in with that. I chose a hummingbird as colour inspiration and worked that in with my usual figurative style, making sure there were enough elements in the piece that could be separated to create pattern or texture for fabric prints.

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THE DESIGN PROCESS

Throughout the process, Kirrily documented the progressive stages of her artwork when creating the finished piece ‘Invisible Wings’. Detailed scans were taken, providing the Rainbird design team with detailed elements that could be formed into patterns. These prints were carefully selected while working closely with Kirrily.

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