Archive for the ‘Interpretive’ Category
Police Creek is an important part of Gladstone’s natural environment, local history and cultural heritage.
This series of interpretive signs along a popular walking trail in Gladstone explains the historical, environmental and cultural significance of the local watercourse.
The signage details the life and history of the creek, including some somewhat controversial, previously undocumented local history.
Content was developed in consultation with numerous representatives from Council, industry, local Indigenous communities, and environment and community groups.
Al and designer Adrienne from See-Saw made several trips to Gladstone to survey the site, plan the interpretation program, meet with the client, elders, stakeholders and consultants, and occupy a lot of time and space in the museum and library.
Gladstone’s Police Creek interpretation project benefited greatly from the enthusiastic commitment of everyone involved.
The project was an initiative of Gladstone Regional Council, and funded by the Rio Tinto Alcan Community Fund.
Client: Gladstone Regional Council. Design: See-Saw.
Turtles are exceptional navigators. Females return to nest on the same beaches where they were born.
A series of interpretive banners exploring the Queensland coastal marine environment.
Part of a mobile display for QPWS.
One of the most important Dreamtime stories from Central Australia is that of Thutirla Pula—the “Two Boys”.
This series of interpretive signs at a significant Aboriginal ceremonial site in Birdsville, in the Queensland Outback, presents a local telling of the story.
Al and designer Adrienne from See-Saw travelled to the very remote Birdsville to survey the site, plan the interpretation program, meet with the stakeholders, and tease out the story with park ranger and elder, Don Rowlands.
Naturally we enjoyed the excellent hospitality of the Birdsville Hotel.
The project creates an important cultural attraction for the town. It commemorates a significant story place in Aboriginal country and culture. And it tells the local chapter of a big Dreamtime story that spans the desert.
Like most dams, Wivenhoe serves several functions
A series of 10 interpretive signs about the dam, river, local Aboriginal culture, native flora and fauna, and recreational activities. Interesting stuff.
Oh and there’s a lovely story about a little forest that a local school built and named—see the Ferncassy Forest sign.
Client: Wivenhoe Alliance | Design: Dot Dash
The colonists never left, but the free food and blankets didn’t last.
A series of six interpretive display panels on Cairns Esplanade exploring the region’s Indigenous history and cultural heritage.
The copy was researched and written in consultation with Yidinji and Yirriganydji elders.
Client: Cairns City Council | Design: Dot Dash
Blood of Dragon Tree used to lacquer Strads
A dozen or so interpretive signs that talk about the gardens’ history and tell the story of some interesting, significant and spooky specimens.
Client: Brisbane City Council
Queenslanders, spiders, frogs, shipwrecks …
Written/edited numerous elements of the Queensland Museum website over the years.
The Pandora section, at more than 45 000 words, is the largest section of the site.
Client: Queensland Museum | Design/development: QM Visual Communications