Design Community specializes in design for museums and galleries. We have designed and delivered outstanding exhibitions for institutions around Australia. 

The Design Community experience is about collaboration. We create memorable, immersive and innovative exhibitions for our clients, and we ensure that our projects run smoothly and on time. We do this by listening, interpreting, responding, and aiding our clients in making informed design decisions. We partner with other design professionals as required on a project-by-project basis, selecting our collaborators based on the quality of their work and their ability to collaborate successfully with us and our clients. We are building a community of talented designers and fabricators to provide our clients with a one-stop shop for their projects. We work with the best, to give you the best, from concept to completion.

Our director Penny Hardy has a very high level of technical and aesthetic skills, coupled with a passion for exhibition design. Penny works with space, form, materials, finishes and context in ways that create unique and immersive experiences that exist beyond the trends of the moment. Her work is informed by a range of influences and interests, and a respect for
detail and craftsmanship.


Our experience with museum practices is underpinned by a love of exhibitions and a genuine interest in furthering visitor engagement and participation.

In the spirit of reconciliation, Design Community acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea, and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.