Museums Australia
Multimedia & Publication Design Awards

Celebrating excellence in design and communication in the museum and collections sector across Australia.

2012 Winners

Congratulations to all the awardees in this year's MAPDA Awards. Photographs from the awards ceremony held on 25 September 2012 in Adelaide will be available here shortly.

The 2012 Shortlist is available here
The 2011 Winners list can be found here


View the Winners Booklet in PDF 
(1,800kb, .pdf)

Book
Calendar & Information Brochure
Corporate
Education Material
Exhibition Branding
Exhibition Catalogue (Major)
Exhibition Catalogue (Small)
Invitation
Magazine & Newsletter
Poster
Multimedia (A)
Multimedia (B)
Website (A)
Website (B)

Judges
Sponsors
 

BOOK

Level A

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Tweed River Regional Museum

Caravans and Communes
Designer: Robert Wirth (Wirth Design Group) 

‘… the retro design, including maintaining the faded polaroid-style photographs, reflects the content and provides a nostalgic 'feel' of the subject’
 

 
WINNER

John Glover Society

Looking at Landscape
Designer: Sophie Taylor (CCD Studio)  

‘… strong and confident use of type and colour with a traditional image. Contemporary and delicate’
 

Level B

 HIGHLY COMMENDED
Monash University Museum of Art

Hany Armanious: Prototypes
Designer: Hany Armanious & Yanni Florence   

‘… highly contemporary, simple and fun type with a 'bling' cover’
 

WINNER
Fremantle Arts Centre

Mark Howlett Foundation
Designer: Isabel Kruger (Fremantle Arts Centre)   

‘… imaginatively considered communication on lovely stock with excellent production values. Interesting play on the grid system. Each page is treated as an individual outcome’

Level C

HIGHLY COMMENDED
National Library of Australia

Wolfgang Sievers
Designer: Andrew Rankine (NLA)   

‘… varied use of the grid creates a beautiful layout that reflects the content’

 
HIGHLY COMMENDED
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

Bea Maddock Catalogue Raisonné Volume I 1951-1983
Designer: Bruce Smythe (QVMAG)

‘… classically refined design that gives images plenty of air’

 
WINNER
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art

Surrealism for Kids
Designer: QAGOMA

‘… a well considered and unexpected design for the target audience combining a balanced and imaginative use of fun type and images without trivialising or condescending children's style. Good production values’


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Calendar & Information Brochure

Level A

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

Exhibition Program
Designers: 10 Group

‘… good use of a standard template’

 

Level B

WINNER
Dunedin Public Art Gallery

LOG
Designer: Karina McLeod (Dunedin City Council)

‘… great use of key hero images. Good fundamental typographical elements create a rhythm to the communication’
 

Level C

WINNER
State Library of New South Wales

What’s On
Designer: Dominic Hou & Rosie Handley (SLNSW)

‘… proven design direction. Classic and consistent design’


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CORPORATE

 Level A

WINNER
Royal Historical Society of Victoria

RHSV Address Book
Designer: Matthew Shannon (Studio Round)

‘… great piece of corporate communication with a useful afterlife’
 

 

Level B

JOINT WINNER
Fremantle Arts Centre

Fremantle Arts Centre Brand
Designer: Isabel Kruger  (Fremantle Arts Centre)

‘… consistent and strong use of colour and shape provide a fun and contemporary corporate personality’
 

JOINT WINNER
Maitland Regional Art Gallery

Maitland Regional Art Gallery Corporate Branding
Designer: Clare Hodgins (Maitland Regional Art Gallery)

‘… simple and cost effective execution of single colour design’
 

Level C

JOINT WINNER
State Library of NSW

Library Council of NSW 2010-11 Annual Report
Designer: Marianne Hawke (SLNSW)

‘… beautifully considered layout, consistent with established branding’
 

JOINT WINNER
Museum Victoria

Membership Gift Package
Designer: Jo Pritchard (Museum Victoria Design Studio)

‘… a delightful piece of communication. Tactile and intriguing’
 


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EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL

Level B

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Maitland Regional Art Gallery

Paul Selwood: Perspective Cutouts - Education Kits
Designer: Clare Hodgins (MRAG)

‘… simple, readable communication on a clean and beautiful layout’
 

WINNER
Sydney Jewish Museum

Schools 2012
Designer: Jisuk Han (X2 Design)

‘… strong colour branding and recognition. Good grid system offers clear delivery of information’
 

Level C

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Powerhouse Museum

Digital Dark Age: A Cautionary Tale
Designer: Wil Loeng (Powerhouse)

‘… exciting and appealing. Great illustrations and sensitive use of colour’
 

JOINT WINNER
National Portrait Gallery

Facebox
Designer: Brett Wiencke (National Portrait Gallery)

‘… innovative and engaging package that invites interaction’
 

JOINT WINNER
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art

Drawing Life for Kids: My Art Journal
Designer: QAGOMA

‘… funky and clever. Good usable stock. Well considered layouts and use of fun typography and illustrations. A collectable’
 


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EXHIBITION BRANDING

Level A

WINNER

Kaldor Public Art Projects

Kaldor Public Art Project 23:
John Baldessari

Designer: Analiese Cairis, Toby & Pete

‘… engaging and fun branding’
 

 

Level C

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Australian Centre for the Moving Image

Shaun Gladwell: Stereo Sequences
Designers: Felicity Hayward (ACMI)

‘… simple but strong with great integration of type and medium’

 
HIGHLY COMMENDED
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art

Matisse: Drawing Life
Designer: QAGOMA

‘… sensitive and simple with a beautiful colour palette’
 

 
WINNER
National Library of Australia

Treasures Gallery
Designer: Isobel Trundle (NLA)

‘… excellent use of hero image. Use of bold imagery and typography provides a quirky and recognisable branding’
 

 

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EXHIBITION CATALOGUE (MAJOR)

Level B

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Art Centre

Ildiko Kovacs: Down the Line 1980-2010
Designer: Mark Gowing Design

‘… sophisticated design and sensitive use of cover stock’
 

 
HIGHLY COMMENDED
University of Queensland Art Museum

New Psychedelia
Designer: Warren Taylor

‘… smooth and contemporary’
 

 
JOINT WINNER
Albury LibraryMuseum

Delightfully Deco
Designer: Studio Round 

‘… design and colouring live up to the name. Good type and plenty of space treat the works respectfully’
 

 
JOINT WINNER
University of Queensland Art Museum

New v2
Designers: Felicia Gibson, Craig Oddy, Brent Wilson & Gordon Craig
(UQ Art Museum)

‘… clever and technically impressive cover, classic design with good leading and hierarchy’
 

 

Level C

HIGHLY COMMENDED

JUDGES SPECIAL AWARD

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu

De-Building
Designer: Peter Bray
(Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu)

‘… uses a dynamic combination of different print and production techniques for a tactile and rich finish’
 

 
HIGHLY COMMENDED
National Portrait Gallery

Inner Worlds: Portraits & Psychology
Designer: Brett Wiencke (NPG)

‘… beautiful colouring’
 

 
HIGHLY COMMENDED
Powerhouse Museum

Love Lace: Powerhouse Museum
International Lace Award

Designer: Eva Dijkstra (Toko) 

‘… great branding. The use of stock and layering encourages the reader to explore’
 

 
WINNER

BEST IN SHOW

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art

Matisse: Drawing Life
Designer: QAGOMA

‘… a truly delightful book. The subtle colour palette and spacious layout create a calm and comforting journey into the core of the subject’
 

 

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EXHIBITION CATALOGUE (SMALL)

Level A

WINNER
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery

(re)vision
Designer: Stephen Goddard Design

‘… beautiful use of foil and play on typography. Excellent use of stock’
 

 

Level B

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Hazelhurst Regional
Gallery & Art Centre

Enniskillen: David Rankin
Designer: David Corbet (dna creative)

‘… well integrated type and images’
 

 
HIGHLY COMMENDED
University of Queensland Art Museum

Safety Zone
Designer: Felicia Gibson
(University of Queensland)

‘… subtle use of foiling on exquisite red background. 'Less is more'.’
 

 
 WINNER
Fremantle Arts Centre

Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award
Designer: Isabel Kruger
(Fremantle Arts Centre)

‘… complimentary use of stock and quirky use of font combinations’
 

 
 WINNER
RMIT Gallery

Chelle Macnaughtan: Spacial Listening; Ainslie Murray: Intangible Architecture; Malte Wagenfeld: Aesthetics of Air
Designer: Ian Robertson
(Ian Robertson Graphic Art & Design)

‘… beautifully simple with great harmonious colouring’
 

 

Level C

HIGHLY COMMENDED
National Gallery of Victoria

Ranjani Shettar: Dewdrops and Sunshine
Designer: Jackie Robinson
(National Gallery of Victoria)

‘… confident use of colour, finely executed’
 

 
HIGHLY COMMENDED

National Portrait Gallery

Jo's Mo Show (with beards)
Designer: Brett Wiencke (NPG)

‘… a fun and innovative idea’
 

 
WINNER
Queen Victoria Museum
& Art Gallery

Robinson's Cup
Designer: Renee Singline
(Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery)

‘… treats the work delicately and simply’
 

 

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INVITATION

Level B

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Nina Katchadourian: Seat Assignment
Designer: Karina McLeod
(Dunedin City Council)

‘… respectful treatment of images, good balance of typography’
 

 
WINNER
University of Queensland Art Museum

New Psychedelia
Designer: Warren Taylor

‘… great layering and gradation. Innovative use of type’
 

 

Level C

HIGHLY COMMENDED
State Library of NSW

On Sale!
Designer: Rosie Handley (SLNSW)

‘… quirky, retro design and colours reflect the content’
 

 
HIGHLY COMMENDED
National Library of Australia

Treasures Gallery
Designer: Isobel Trundle (NLA)

‘… creative use of fold and die cutting. Reinventing a retro image in a contemporary way’
 

 
JOINT WINNER
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art

Matisse: Drawing Life
Designer: QAGOMA

‘… considered use of images and framing gives artworks room to 'breathe'. Respectful design. Perfect execution’
 

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JOINT WINNER
Art Gallery of NSW

Contemporary
Designer: Analiese Cairis (AGNSW)

‘… beautiful and delicate use of stock and technology. Subtle treatment of framing. An installation in its own right’
 

 

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MAGAZINE & NEWSLETTER

Level A

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Museums Australia

Museums Australia Magazine
Designer: Selena Kearney (Little Cloud)

‘… strong personality and identity with dynamic use of logo graphic. Engaging grid use’
 

 
HIGHLY COMMENDED
Australasian Registrars Committee

arc.journal
Designer: Karen Hancock

‘… clean and contemporary design reflects content. Good type size’
 

 

Level B

WINNER
Sunshine Coast Council

Cultivate
Designers: Lara Clarke
(Sunshine Coast Council)

‘… a publication with promise. Lovely typographic masthead, good point size and column width. Engaging use of colour and grid’
 

 

Level C

HIGHLY COMMENDED
National Gallery of Victoria

Art Journal of the National Gallery of Victoria (edition 50)
Designer: Jessica Gommers (NGV)

‘… nice column width and bold borders’
 

 
WINNER

Christchurch Art Gallery
Te Puna O Waiwhetu

Bulletin
Designers: Leon White (Strategy)

‘… beautifully layout. Every issue is different’
 

 

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POSTER

Level B

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Nollywood
Designer: Karina McLeod
(Dunedin City Council)

‘… daring and dramatic. Typography has been well integrated’
 

 
WINNER
Fremantle Arts Centre

Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award
Designer: Isabel Kruger
(Fremantle Arts Centre)

‘… considered use of great stock reflects the personality of the silkscreen. Good balance of white space’
 

 

Level C

JOINT WINNER
National Library of Australia

Treasures Gallery
Designer: Isobel Trundle (NLA)

‘… strong and engaging. Memorable’
 

 
JOINT WINNER
National Portrait Gallery

SKATER: Portraits by Nikki Toole
Designer: Brett Wiencke (NPG)

‘… original and innovative. Respects photography by framing. Colour palette and type give the design 'street cred' that will drive audiences to the gallery. A collectable series’
 

 

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MULTIMEDIA (A)

Level A

WINNER

Mount Flora Regional Museum - City of Stirling

Museum Virtual Tour
services.stirling.wa.gov.au/museumtour

Designer: John Colebrook (Pixelcase)

‘… children will really enjoy it. A great an engaging installation. Quirky’
 

Level C

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art

The Drawing Room
http://interactive.qag.qld.gov.au/drawingroom/

Designer: QAGOMA

‘… user friendly. Lovely and elegant. Fully engaging. Well executed application of existing concept’
 

WINNER

JUDGES SPECIAL AWARD

Powerhouse Museum

INTER-LACE Micro Documentary Series
www.powerhousemuseum.com/lovelace/index.php/videos

Designer: Paula Bray & Patrick Abboud (Powerhouse)

‘… excellent video quality. Engaging and resolved curation of compelling behind the scenes information. Contemporary design with strong colour and typography’
 


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MULTIMEDIA (B)

Level B

HIGHLY COMMENDED

The Grove Library

The Grove History: history in your pocket
http://grovehistory.mobapp.at/

Designer: Sindy Dowden (The Grove Library)

‘… very creative idea. Using their collection really effectively. Uses sharing options well. Highly targeted. Making history accessible. Great communication’

WINNER

Object: Australia Design Centre

Object Magazine Issue 61
http://object.com.au/object-magazine/entry/object_61_design_thinking_design_action/

Designer: Canvas Group

‘… luscious graphic design. Elegant and engaging. Sensitive use of images. Reaches target audience really well. Tour de force of design’

Level C

 

BEST IN SHOW

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Contemporary (app for iPad)
itunes.apple.com/au/app/contemporary-gallery-art-gallery/id459345052?mt=8

Designer: Jo Hein (Art Gallery of NSW)

‘… beautifully designed. Great use of the slider timeline. Good sharing options’
 


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WEBSITE (A)

Level A

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Norfolk Island Museum

www.museums.gov.nf

Designer: Haylee Fieldes (Method Digital Design)

‘… nice use of logo and photography. Good typography, easy to read. Easy to navigate’
 

WINNER

Kaldor Public Art Projects

kaldorpublicartprojects.org.au

Designer: The Nest

‘… a quirky showcase. Simple use of three colours. Clean slate and well-integrated Kaldor design ethos. Nice and engaging education content’

Level B

JOINT WINNER

Maitland Regional Art Gallery

mrag.org.au

Designer: Claire Hodgins (MRAG)

‘… website reflects visual personality and brand of the organisation - strong brand extension. Engaging use of interactive icons and good navigation. Nice point size. Good connectivity’

 JOINT WINNER

Object: Australian Centre for Craft and Design

object.com.au

Designer: Canvas Group

‘… beautiful, simple design. Information is presented very clearly. Non-traditional navigation design’


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WEBSITE (B)

Level C

HIGHLY COMMENDED

National Library of Australia

Treasure Explorer
treasure-explorer.nla.gov.au

Designer: Alexi Paschalidis (Oxide Interactive)

‘… great functions. High technical production values. Creative design with clean typography’
 

HIGHLY COMMENDED

National Museum of Australia

Exploring the World at Port Macquarie
www.nma.gov.au/av/portmacquarie/

Designer: Icelab

‘… accessible. Easy to engage with the information. Quick loading times. Sensitive colour palette. Unique, creative solution to navigation’

HIGHLY COMMENDED

National Museum of Australia

Flemington on Cup Day
www.nma.gov.au/av/flemington/

Designer: Icelab

‘… unique and creative grid system. Good photography. Energetic and interesting’
 

WINNER

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu

My Gallery
mygallery.org.nz

Designer: Matt Arnold and Tim Kelleher (Sons & Co.)

‘… addictively usable. Great device for user feedback. Minimalist design where the content is the focus.’
 

   

Judges

Print:

  • Ian Wingrove, Wingrove Design
  • Rick Cochrane, BlueStar Print
  • Patricia Sabine, former Director Tasmanian Design Centre
  • Jude Savage, Art Gallery of Western Australia

Multimedia:

  • Ian Wingrove, Wingrove Design
  • Brendan O'Donnell, Corvus Creative
  • Tikka Wilson, National Museum of Australia

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Museums Australia gratefully acknowledges the following sponsors:

 


 


 

 

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