The evolution of gallery exhibition graphics
What began as didactics, essentially forme cut descriptive text positioned next to artwork, has developed in more recent years, particularly for larger galleries, into a multi-layered graphic format. Now developed to include wall graphics and wallpaper, floor decals and large floor graphics, furniture and interior wraps to full ceiling graphics. Often the artwork of the artist is featured in the graphic elements utilized. The National Gallery of Victoria has been the forerunner in using these graphic elements in their exhibition design filtering out to smaller galleries in more recent times. It is a cost effective way to dramatically increase the visual appeal of exhibitions and further immerse their audience in the experience. We are fortunate to have been a part of this transition, responding to the needs of various galleries, sourcing materials, testing materials and expanding our knowledge of their use in an exhibition space. The National Gallery of Victoria has been a client of ours for over 25 years.
Current clients include ACCA (Australian Centre of Contemporary Art), MUMA (Monash University Museum of Art), Heide MOMA, SLV (State Library of Victoria), Melbourne University – Buxton Contemporary, Old Quad, Arts West, Fiona and Sidney Myer, Grainger Museum and regional galleries including the National Wool Museum (Geelong), Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MRPG), Bunjil Place and Tarrawarra Museum of Art.
We also work directly with artists to facilitate their exhibition assets. Jess Johnson and Kent Morris Artist are artists who currently include graphic elements in their exhibitions, both locally and internationally.
Working for galleries and artists and responding to their exhibition requirements is engaging and fulfilling on a creative level. It continues to test, grow and expand our knowledge and experience in this field. We welcome these collaborations and opportunities to provide graphic solutions to creative individuals and galleries.
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