Case Studies
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The Holy See
The Artist and the Patron
Mutiny on the Bounty
Southampton Dock-FS88
Living Together-FS88
Te Papa Tongarewa
Brambuk Cultural Centre
Bowali Visitor Centre
Warradjan Cultural Centre
Toolangi Forest Centre
A Show of Puppets
Capex ‘96
John Curtin
Colonial Alphabet
Little Horrors
Best Design
Polish Posters
Australia 99 Stamp Expo
Blessed Be The Work
Romance of Judaica
Department of NRE
Dorrigo National Park
Rutherglen Wine Centre

Title: Mutiny on the Bounty
Location: National Maritime Museum – Greenwich, UK
Exhibition Design: Desmond Freeman Associates – Desmond Freeman
Project Designer: Rosemary Simons and Client Designer, Lionel Willis
Client: National Maritime Museum UK

Design Notes: Lush, tropical,Tahiti was a lynch pin in the Bounty story and was represented in the exhibition by formally placed palm trees and the use of breadfruit motif wallpaper designed for the exhibition.

Review: “The National Maritime Museum has achieved a new triumph... I cannot recall any exhibition which combines so successfully all the senses... Here is atmospheric appeal at its most evocative... I did get the feeling in the Tahiti room... of spiritual bliss... spacious beautiful glimpses into a thrilling, terrible event... there is never any confusion between the modern theatrical scenes and the numerous beautiful old pictures and objects.” (Graham Hughes, Arts Review, UK).

Client Comments: “Rosemary Simons was the project designer (of ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’) and produced an imaginative scheme which brought the dramatic story to life by a series of tableaux, and beautifully mounted original artifacts. She worked very well with the curators here at Greenwich, and produced immaculate drawings for the contractors to work from, the whole project being carried out to a very tight schedule... Rosemary Simons is a designer of flair and originality. She is extremely hard working and is a perfectionist in her desire to achieve the highest standards of presentation. She understands all the requirements necessary for displaying valuable and fragile artifacts and is able to provides stylish solutions to the most complex design problems.” (Dr David Cordingly MA D. Phil. FRASA Head of Exhibitions, National Maritime Museum Greenwich London.1990).

Note: (Desmond Freeman, previously with DFA and now Freeman Design Partners)
Wallpaper Designer: Rosemary Simons
Design Assistants: David Spode, Quentin Mitchell
Draftspersons: John Caldwell and Mark Dyson
Client Project Team: Rina Prentice, Helene Mitchell, Peter Ince
Project Manager: Elizabeth Cowell
Fabricator/Scenic Artists: Kimpton Walker, London
Audio Visuals: Philip Sugg and Richard Prater
Graphic Designer: Michelle Hogan
Photographer: Rosemary Simons

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