Project Manager: Iain Hoadley
Graphic Designer: Aleksandra Grzywaczewska
3D Designer: Jim Bourke
Interpretive Planner: Shiralee Hudson
Production Coordinator: Malene Hjorngaard
This exhibition showcases the magnificence of India’s kings from the early 1700s until the mid-1900s, exploring 250 years of power, wealth, beauty and conflict to reveal how royal status and identity, as well as court culture and patronage, were transformed during a period of enormous political change.
The design highlights the splendour of the Indian courts using a variety of visual cues and materials. Fabric text panels, wall stencils and architectural elements like arches and multi-level platforms are used to create a lush experience, setting a court mood for the visitor while engaging them with didactic and interpretive materials. The team met with experts from the Indian community to capture the culture’s visual and textile influences.
I was impressed by the simple but adept construction, the creation of the portals, the framed vistas, and the sense of mood and place that was achieved in this project.
– Michael Lejeune