The “Number Please! Exhibition” is a captivating temporary showcase specially crafted for the Wireless Hill Museum. Its primary focus is to delve into the rich history of telephones in Western Australia, presenting an array of captivating stories and historical artefacts dating back to the late 1800s.
The essence of the design brief was to conceive an exhibition that exuded vibrancy and boldness. Drawing inspiration from the intriguing concept of static noise, Creative Spaces transformed this idea into a visually stunning and immersive experience aimed at captivating the museum’s visitors.
To accomplish this, we repurposed red welding screens, transforming them into translucent walls. These walls had a dual function: providing structural support and introducing an element of distortion into the exhibition. As a result, visitors experienced a fascinatingly altered perspective when looking through these translucent screens, enhancing the overall intrigue and surprise, which perfectly aligned with the exhibition’s theme.
Additionally, the exhibition’s graphic style drew inspiration from vintage telephone directories and advertisements. To infuse an authentic sense of static disruption, our designers applied a mis-registered image effect to the graphics. This effect not only conveyed the notion of static interference but also evoked a sense of nostalgia. Simultaneously, it underscored the transformation and evolution of telecommunication technology over the decades.
In essence, the “Number Please! Exhibition” stands as a testament to the innovative thinking of Creative Spaces. By skilfully translating the abstract concept of static noise into a tangible, engaging experience and by infusing the exhibition with a vintage-inspired graphic style, they have created an educational and visually stimulating journey through the history of telephones in Western Australia
This project was completed in April 2022 on Whadjuk Noongar Boodja.
Creative Spaces also designed the ‘Home Front, War Front’ exhibition at Yagan Mia, Wireless Hill Museum.