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BRIGHT VISIONS

 Main entrance to the exhibit - tessellated surfaces herald a bold design approach for the exhibit  

Main entrance to the exhibit - tessellated surfaces herald a bold design approach for the exhibit  

 This unexpected approach was a deliberate break from the more scenic attractions based within the museum. 

This unexpected approach was a deliberate break from the more scenic attractions based within the museum. 

 SHIPS TABLE - an interactive projection mapped exhibit with a dual screen video playing on the bulkhead.

SHIPS TABLE - an interactive projection mapped exhibit with a dual screen video playing on the bulkhead.

 Bold graphic design and strong linear shapes created evocative spaces that drew the audience through the journey.

Bold graphic design and strong linear shapes created evocative spaces that drew the audience through the journey.

 TRUNKS - a projection mapped exhibit. 3D laser scans of the finished exhibit were used to pixel map the show.

TRUNKS - a projection mapped exhibit. 3D laser scans of the finished exhibit were used to pixel map the show.

 A projection mapped pelmet screen that the audience walked under. 

A projection mapped pelmet screen that the audience walked under. 

 Moving images flanked the visitor wherever they stood - this was designed to create a need to keep moving to see what was "next" in the exhibit.

Moving images flanked the visitor wherever they stood - this was designed to create a need to keep moving to see what was "next" in the exhibit.

 Projection mapping allowed us to create layers for the media exhibits for a more bespoke and dynamic experience. Screens sat in with printed graphic panels to create a strong graphic look.

Projection mapping allowed us to create layers for the media exhibits for a more bespoke and dynamic experience. Screens sat in with printed graphic panels to create a strong graphic look.

BRIGHT VISIONS was an opportunity to mix a pavilion type media experience with a mainstream museum exhibit. That was the brief from the client for open air museum Sovereign Hill, based in Ballarat. 

The approach was to present the story of one 1800's biggest immigration events and present a selection of stories through emotive snapshots through projection mapped screens designed to draw the audience through the exhibit and out into the physical museum that waited beyond the exit doors. 

One of the most projection intensive experiences that we've designed, produced and delivered, there are 5 mayor projection mapped moments throughout the exhibit utilising 14 projectors.  

The highlight of the exhibit was TRUNKS, a projected mapped show pixel mapped onto 27 white shipping trunks of the era. All of the detail was projected onto this complex physical shape(s) to show the audience what these fortune hunters were able to bring on their journey and the trail of getting to goldfields that has only just begun.

The entire exhibit was designed with a contemporary aesthetic in mind - a juxtaposition to the Colonial world that wait outside the exhibit walls.    

BRIGHT VISIONS at a glance:

  • 1200m2 exhibit
  • All design, production and delivery by Think OTS
  • Single button control of entire exhibit 
  • 4 projection mapped exhibits
  • 14 laser projectors
  • Contemporary design that mixed pavilion design with a museum experience to create something unexpected and new for the audience

 Curated content was presented in layers - a visitor could return to discover more detail presented throughout the experience. 

Curated content was presented in layers - a visitor could return to discover more detail presented throughout the experience. 

 Think OTS incorporates as much scenically hand painted elements in it's exhibits as possible. This artisan approach gives the exhibit a timeless feel and better longevity. 

Think OTS incorporates as much scenically hand painted elements in it's exhibits as possible. This artisan approach gives the exhibit a timeless feel and better longevity. 

 Discrete, low cost, laser projectors were used throughout the exhibit. Easy to hide with 20,000hour lamp life these projectors are changing the way that we design and execute media based exhibits. 

Discrete, low cost, laser projectors were used throughout the exhibit. Easy to hide with 20,000hour lamp life these projectors are changing the way that we design and execute media based exhibits.