Strawberry Hill/Barmup is a multi layered site of national heritage significance.
Located near Mt Clarence (Corndarup) and Mt Adelaide (Irrerup), with fresh water and close to the ocean, Barmup (Strawberry Hill) is understood to have been used for special meetings, celebrations and negotiations. Strawberry Hill became WA’s first farm in 1827 and was used by the Government to produce food for soldiers and convicts. It was the first building to be acquired by the National Trust of WA in 1964 and is State Heritage-listed.
Creative Spaces were contracted for stage one of the project which included outdoor signage, new displays, and exhibition furniture for the Main House and Visitor Hub. The new interpretation has transformed the visitor experience at Strawberry Hill/Barmup, enabling visitors to better understand the heritage significance and values of the place.
Consultation with Traditional Owners identified the need to replant native vegetation on the site and for the flora to be incorporated throughout the design. Working with the Traditional Owner’s wishes and a new branding guide for the site, these elements were woven through the graphics to create a cohesive look and feel for the property.
This project was completed in December 2020.
Creative Spaces also designed interpretation for the Kalbarri Skywalk.