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Great Southern Land


Great Southern Land


National Museum of Australia


Museums & Cultural Institutions




The National Museum of Australia engaged Artikel Design to take on the design development and finalisation phases of the 2D graphics of its new permanent exhibition 'Great Southern Land'. With the earlier design phases completed by an international design firm, Nick worked closely with the NMA project development and curatorial teams to take the various elements from concept through to completion and production.

Nick collaborated closely with Yuwaalaraay Designer Lucy Simpson on the intricate linework that weaved through the media bands, which links the five themes of Bunya, Power, Connection, Life and Change throughout the exhibition. The pair collaborated to ensure the linework was balanced and not overshadowed by the other visual elements within the design.

Nick assisted the NMA Curatorial team in visualising the themed media band's captions, images and layouts featured on the Corian ribbons, and curved fans that run through the space.

In the later stages, Nick collaborated with the NMA Project Team on other aspects of the exhibition space, such as entry statements, story text and chapter text featured on various substrates throughout the exhibition working closely with the team of suppliers in the transition from design phases into final production.

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