Across Australia's tropical north, termite mounds, or termitaria, can tower over people. The tallest of these high-rise structures are the work of spinifex, or cathedral, termites.

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National Museum of Australia


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The National Museum of Australia engaged Artikel Design to assist in developing graphics and illustrative works for an installation within the Great Southern Land exhibition.

The Termitarium is a to-scale stylised wooden termite mound. The reverse highlights the various elements of these remarkable structures through backlit cubbies. Each cubby features photographic and illustrative artwork framed by neon-lit channels, representing the heating and cooling system within the termite mound.

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