Recent Work - Museums
Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities, Christchurch Arts Centre
The client's brief was to create something 'spectacular'. It needed to have secure fixed cases and also moveable plinths to create a flexible teaching space in the centre of the room. We deisgned a floor-based locking system for the moveable cases so that they would not move around or topple in an earthquake. The plniths inside the cases were diesnged to be interchangeable to accommodate the demands of a changing exhibition programme.
LAND & SEA GALLERY, AKAROA MUSEUM
Akaroa Museum - Nga Taenga Arrivals Gallery
This gallery's brief was to create a dark ambience to reflect the tumultuous early days of the region. To acheive this, the gallery colours were selected to reflect the landscape, yet in muted brooding tones, assisted by tighlty lit spaces and shadows.
Akaroa Museum Temporary Gallery
This exhibition focused on the work of colonial artist JH Menzies and his toi Māori approach to furniture making. The patterned wallpaper inadvertently reflects a Māori woven panelling, and the border is a reproduced design painted by Menzies.
WW1 Pop Up Museum, Marlborough
The brief for the Marlborough WWI pop up museum was to create a series of rooms flexible enough to travel the region and fit into any venue - community hall, school, etc.. The content of the rooms [interpretation] needed to be changed out by local volunteers and minimal museum staff. Four rooms were designed; an enrolment hall, a domestic room, a medical / hospital style room, and a hall of memories room. Each were fitted with easy change out frames, display cases, and hanging systems.