John Curtin : A Man of Peace, A Time of War
Location: Permanent home – John Curtin Centre, Perth
Exhibition Design: Rosemary Simons
Client: Australian Archives
Notes: The exhibition comprises of five portable,
self contained rooms with audio visual programmes and showcases.
Colours and materials reflect the times and the character of
Curtin himself, no frills!
exhibits and accompanying text, mesh with the wall grid. Aluminium,
ply, canvas and perspex form the material’s palette for
the structures and furniture. Hand painted squares in various
colours alter the mood in each room.
Comments: “... Roy Watkins, Regional Director
of the National Archives in WA, said he liked the way the exhibition
had been designed to produce an austere feel reminiscent of
those war years.” (From letter from Lesley Carmen Brown.
Public Programs Co-ordinator, The John Curtin Centre WA).
Assistant: James Staughnton
Curator: Rowena MacDonald
Graphic Designer: Stephen Goddard
Scenic Artists: Scenic Studios
Screen Printer: A.P.G. Displays
Copywriter: Rowena MacDonald
Project Manager: Rosemary Simons
Exhibitions Manager: Gabrielle Hyslop
Photographers: Heide Smith and Steven Wilkinson