handmark consultancy — architectural art

The paintings of Tasmanian artist Robyn McKinnon adorn the walls of one of Melbourne’s most prestigious new apartment buildings as Handmark continues to prove it’s ‘more than a gallery’.

With joinery from Milan, and inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright, The Springfield in Toorak embodies the finest craftsmanship. Now, art is also taking centre stage.

Handmark was enlisted to bring Springfield’s ‘foyer to life with art’ and the results are stunning: “Most of our residents are serious collectors of art and we needed something really special to become the focal point as you entered the building,” Tisha Lee, from K2LD Architects, explained.

Embracing Springfield’s garden theme, Tisha was searching for an ‘Australian version of Monet’, and Handmark Director Allanah Dopson had the answer. She commissioned Robyn McKinnon to paint a series of three floral works for the entry.

According to Tisha the whole process was surprisingly quick and easy, taking just two months from start to finish: “The penthouse buyer loved Robyn’s paintings. He has an incredible art collection and his wife is an artist herself, so you don’t get a bigger compliment than that.”

“Next time I have another project I will pick up the phone and call Allanah and say I need something that works with my building – can you help me?”