About the Artists
Mara Girling and Nicholas Girling both studied Graphic Design at Swinburne and Monash Universities in Melbourne Australia. They run both Printspace® and Girling Design They share an interest for creating artworks which are memorable and positive. Printspace® is also supported by a small team of wonderful and talented people including Anna and Ebony in Melbourne, plus our extended family of supporters and followers.
Printspace® is an Australian Registered TradeMark owned by MR and N Girling.
How did Printspace® start?
A shared enthusiasm for creating art sparked the beginning of Printspace®. Both Mara and Nicholas knew having a studio, creating lifestyle / art based products was a big part of their future. Mara took time off work to have their 2 beautiful boys and during that time Printspace® began. After a few false starts with the artistic materials and methods, some scratching of the head, grinding of the teeth and occasional frowning, they decided to stick at it and press onward and upward. Printspace® has grown from the support of the people around Nicholas and Mara and now Printspace® has an energy of it's own.
Both have collected bits and pieces over the years and created scrap books which reflected their personal artistic interests and colours. The other guiding light is their attraction to modernist architecture, commercial-art and illustration in the late 50's and early 60's.
Their continued aim is to run a highly creative studio that is inspiring and fun.
About the Art
Decisions on materials and presentations are always based around longevity and the finest elements available. Quality is extremely important when it comes to Printspace®. Where possible we seek out earth friendly papers, materials and vegetable based inks. Aside from our art products, our displays are also made from post consumer waste.
The art prints were used in the Australian TV show "Winners and Losers". Textiles have been featured on The Block 2014. We have also been featured on The Design Files, Marie Claire Magazine, Inside Out Magazine, Real Living Magazine. Printspace™ have stockists throughout Australia, some in New Zealand and in the USA. Read about Printspace® in an article in The Age newspaper.
Created for the young and young at heart, our collection is designed to be bold, memorable and timeless to remain in your life for years. Find sweet birds, hooting owls, quirky penguins and retro robots amongst the range. Created and made in Melbourne Australia by Artists Mara Girling and Nicholas Girling. The stylish and colourful prints make for unique and thoughtful gifts.