David Ray has designed Melbourne’s first live-in Art Installation. The Archway ARTpartment is an immersive art experience which celebrates textures, materials and the handmade. It is located in the heart of Prahran, Melbourne and is available for Boutique Accommodation via The Archway website.
The Archway has been coined ‘The Dave Ray Experience’ because it is filled with eclectic artwork made by David including many of his handmade ceramics, drawings, furniture and murals from throughout his 30 year career. His iconic designs and quirky humour are evident throughout the space, and he has created the perfect quiet space to sit, calibrate, imagine, and restore.
“I think that with all artwork you need to spend time with it to fully appreciate what is going on. So I have created an artist’s space: designed by the artist for the artist. This is a place that I want to be and to sit. It’s a place that will compliment the work through the space itself, because it allows for the viewer to sit down and be more contemplative. It’s richer and more immersive that the gallery situation where you can’t really sit down, and you can get more out of the work because you get to live with it and inside it.”
David Ray – 2019
For more information and to book your stay, please go to The Archway website.