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IDEA Awards 2018 shortlist

IDEA Awards 2018

 

Our exhibition for the Design Canberra Festival 2017 has been shortlisted in the Event category of the IDEA Awards 2018.

The exhibition opened in November 2017 and ran for three weeks. Well over eight thousand people attended, opening up new audiences for the festival in 2018. Meanwhile, the structures and showcases have found new life in Craft ACT’s ongoing exhibitions.

To check out the full 2018 shortlist, click here. Congratulations to all the shortlisted entries.

Megafauna Central opens

Megafauna Central

 

We’re thrilled that our latest project is done, dusted and ready for visitors. Megafauna Central has opened in Alice Springs. This new permanent exhibition showcases an amazing collection of unique megafauna fossils from Alcoota, including four jaw-dropping life-size replicas. Shown here is a life-sized Dromornis replica, a Dromornis skeleton and Dirprotodon. We’ll have more images up on this site in the next few weeks. If you’re lucky enough to be in or around Alice Springs, go and check it out for yourself. It’s well worth it.

Museums & Galleries National Awards 2018

The winners of the 2018 Museums & Galleries National Awards were announced this week. We are thrilled to announce that two of our projects won in the best permanent exhibition or gallery fitout category.

PlayUP

Click here to see and read more about our work on this project at Old Parliament House. Better yet, take your kids and experience it for yourself.

Art of Nation

This is an exciting virtual exhibition developed by the Australian War Memorial and Ortelia Interactive Spaces. Working with Maria Mosquera, we designed the visual identity, theme panel and way-finding graphics. We also provided guidance on the colour schemes and how to make it easy and appealing for visitors to navigate through a virtual gallery. Check it out for yourself by clicking here.

Congratulations to both the Museum of Australian Democracy and the Australian War Memorial on your awards. Thanks for having us on the team for these great projects.

Lonsdale Street Pocket Park

Lonsdale Street Pocket Park

The Lonsdale Street Pocket Park has landed. We helped out our friends from the ACT Young Planners with concepts, ideas and strategic guidance for this exciting initiative. From late May to mid-June 2018, one car space outside Hopscotch in Braddon is transformed into a miniature park, complete with seating and greenery. The design is simple and sleek, and there’s not a blade of Astroturf in sight.

This is a place to stop and linger in as you wander up or down the busy street. It takes a small slice of the road away from cars and hands it to pedestrians. Pocket parks reclaim urban space for the public as a community. These spaces have become increasingly popular worldwide. This one is the first for Canberra.

A grant from the City Renewal Authority made it possible and the ACT Young Planners made it happen. In a city centre increasingly dominated by car parks and construction, the Lonsdale Street Pocket Park is a breath of fresh air.

Paddock to Plate opens

Paddock to Plate has opened at Orange Regional Museum. We’ve been developing this design with the museum team and curator Sandra McEwan since September 2017, so we’re thrilled to see it up and running. This absorbing exhibition contains over 300 objects, telling the rich story of food and wine production in the region. There’s also some fun hands-on elements, including an interactive kitchen filled with mysterious kitchen utensils, and a dining table projection showing meals from the 1800s to the present day (warning: it will make you hungry). To read more about it (and watch a video), head to the Museums & Galleries of NSW website. We had a ball visiting Orange during the project, so take this excuse to go and see it all for yourselves.