Bowali Visitor Centre
(Approval for inclusion of this material in this Website from Chris Haynes,
Director, Kakadu National Park, October 2003)
Location: Kakadu National Park
Exhibition 3D Concept Design: Rosemary Simons
(Practising as Simons Lancashire Design)
Notes: Stylised natural habitats were designed as
structures for presenting information and exhibits. They were
also designed to complement the clean, strong lines of the
exhibition will be set around areas dealing with different habitats....The
secrets we reveal in the exhibition area will be real. The physical
settings for these real things however is more impressionistic.
...These highly stylised habitats form a framework on which to
mount the information and are conceived of by drawing on the
most distinctive characteristics of each area.” (Concept
Notes. Rosemary Simons).
Grass Screen Concept Design
Notes: Giant Spear Grass, which is a feature of the Park, was the
source of inspiration for this screen.
Screen Concept Design
Notes: Miniature lightboxes, lit by fibre optics, were invented
for this installation. The thick fibres were designed to intertwine
with the structure, like vines in the rainforest.
Draftsperson: Sue Bristow
Architects: Glen Murcott and Troppo
Project Manager: John Challis
Graphic Designers: David Lancashire and Mark Janetzki
Photographer: Rosemary Simons