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Exmouth Interpretive Installations
Exmouth is widely known for the nearby world-famous Ningaloo Reef, which attracts thousands of visitors every year. However, the town and its surrounds host a string of far-flung and fascinating stories, including early maritime exploration, pastoralism, the construction of the lighthouse at Vlamingh Head, World War II bases (both US and Australian), a communications base and now a vast off-shore oil industry. The Shire of Exmouth contracted Kulbardi Hill Consulting to develop a suite of unique interpretive installations to engage with the many visitors coming to the area.
Utilising the creative skills of Kulbardi Hill’s long-time artist and graphic designer, Andrew Buckle (Clear Vision Graphics), substantial rusty steel plinths were augmented by laser-cut images interpreting the key themes of the site. Both “positive” and “negative” versions of these cut-out designs were affixed to the pedestals, one to the front and one to the back, making these installations aesthetically striking from any angle. Hard-wearing and attractive etched anodised interpretive panels matched the laser-cut images and completed the story-telling process.
This project was a finalist in the State Heritage Awards in 2013.