Congratulations to the awardees of the Museums Australia Multimedia and Publication Design Awards 2013. The standard was as high as ever this year, with over 220 entries submitted for judging. The shortlist is available.


Museums Australia are very grateful to the judges who supplied their time end expertise for the judging held in Canberra in March. MA also thanks the National Museum of Australia for hosting the judging, and our sponsor Australian Book Connection.

PUBLICATION JUDGES

Ian Wingrove Wingrove Design
Jude Savage Art Gallery of Western Australia
Rick Cochrane Bytes ‘n Colours
Nat Williams National Library of Australia

MULTIMEDIA JUDGES

Ian Wingrove Wingrove Design
Brendan O’Donnell Corvus Creative


View the Winners Booklet- all the winners and highly commended awards for 2013 in a pdf book.

 


BEST IN SHOW (PUBLICATION)

Heide Museum of Modern Art 
Louise Bourgeois In Australia
Liz Cox (Heide Museum of Modern Art)

Brilliant use of white space. Sensitive use of colour and typography honours the artist through the design. Great stock choices and printed in Australia.

   

JUDGES SPECIAL AWARD (PUBLICATION)

Museum Victoria
The Art of Science Invitation
Jo Pritchard (Museum Victoria)

Technically well-executed with a great fold over central image. Sensitive use of images. A surprising and delightful invitation.

   

 


Book

Level A

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Sue Atkinson
Tasmania Island of Treasures
Kent Whitmore, Beverly Waldie, Kellie Stachan (40 Degrees South)

A clever and traditional approach. Good rhythm to each section. Excellent production values.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Old Treasury Building
Old Treasury Building Melbourne
Di Quick (NewSouth Publishing)

Well executed with a good choice of stock and techniques. Good selection and treatment of images.

 

Level B

JOINT WINNER

Heide Museum of Modern Art  
Book Sunday's Garden
Trisha Garner (Heide Museum of Modern Art)

Interesting and elegant design that is enticing and respectful of images. Sensitive use of gloss and stock. Good scale.

JOINT WINNER

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa|Te Papa Press
Buller's Birds of New Zealand
Margaret Cochrane (Margaret Cochrane)

Sophisticated and traditional publication with sympathetic use of colour and typography. Beautifully executed. A collectible.

 

Level C

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Australian War Memorial 
Australian War Memorial: Treasures from a Century of Collecting
Reuben Crossman (Murdoch Books)

Beautifully considered and weighted type and excellent reproduction of images. Good use of space and framing.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

National Library of Australia
A Steady Hand
Andrew Rankine (National Library of Australia)

Classic design that delicately displays the objects. High production values and beautiful use of textures and print processes. 

WINNER

State Library of Victoria
JJ Clark: Architect of the Australian Renaissance
Di Quick (NewSouth Publishing)

Great use of contrasting colours and subtle type choices. Metallic on uncoated stock gives depth and a nice parchment feel.

 

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Calendar of Events & Information Brochure

Level A

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Subiaco Museum
Saving Face
Michel Ludwig( Kool Kreative)

Lovely stock. Design gets people talking about the program.

 

Level B

HIGHLY COMMENDED

The Dax Centre
The Dax Centre Exhibition 2013
Anna Zagala The Dax Centre

Seamless and delicate contrast of information and images.

WINNER

Heide Museum of Modern Art
Calendar of Events & Programs
Liz Cox (Heide Museum of Modern Art)

Lovely size and use of heavy stock. Consistent masthead gives great balance. Beautifully typeset.

 

Level C

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Museum Victoria
Koorie Guide to Melbourne Museum
Zoe O'Neill (Museum Victoria)

Organic line reflects the journey presented. Good use of colour palette, relevant to the content.

WINNER

State Library of NSW
What's On
Rosie Handley (State Library of NSW)

Consistent in branding and visual identity. Delicately designed and beautifully executed.

 

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Corporate

Level B

WINNER

Maitland Regional Art Gallery
Maitland Regional Art Gallery Corporate Branding
Clare Hodgins (MRAG)

Strong colour choice make the branding fun and engaging. Interesting use of line work and two colour process. Comprehensive and well thought through - works well with a budget. 

 

Level C

HIGHLY COMMENDED

State Library of NSW
Library Council of NSW 2011-12 Annual Report
Marianne Hawke (State Library of NSW)

Clear typographic communication and creative bordering. Great use of colour.

WINNER

Australian Centre for the Moving Image 
ACMI Year in Review 2011-12
Selena Kearney (ACMI)

Well considered strong typography and colour combinations give great energy which reflects new media. Strong consistency of style. Creative and dynamic paper architecture and use of stock make the covers collectible.

 

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Education Material

Level C

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Art Gallery of New South Wales
My Australian Art
Jo Hein (Art Gallery of New South Wales)

A great concept which is interactive and useful.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Museum Victoria
Mini Melbourne
Trevor Streader (Museum Victoria)

Cheap to produce but provides an interactive blank canvas which invites creativity.

WINNER

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art 
Hahan and Friends
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art

Funky, well-considered style suits the purpose. Excellent use of colour. Well balanced. Good example of collaboration with designers and artists.

 

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Exhibition Branding

Level B

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Maitland Regional Art Gallery
Paperworks | Nine Exhibitions
Clare Hodgins (MRAG)

Very creative font design anchors the branding well. An organic and tactile design which reflects the exhibition content. Interesting use of stock and minimalist palette.

WINNER

Maitland Regional Art Gallery
Versus 2012 / Blue vs Red, Battle of the Pigments
The Roost Creative

A complete package. Strong continuity of graphic design through all collateral. Fun colours and concepts.

 

Level C

HIGHLY COMMENDED

National Library of Australia
Things: Photographing the Constructed World
Isobel Trundel (National Library of Australia)

Tactile stocks and textures combined with simple designs and the handmade font make this a fun and creative suite.

WINNER

Art Gallery of Western Australia
Luminous World
Bronwyn Rogers (Bronwyn Rogers Design Studio)

Elegant and wondrous visual identity. World-class branding.

 

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Exhibition Catalogue (Major)

Level B

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Heide Museum of Modern Art
Less is More: Minimal + Post-Minimal Art in Australia
Liz Cox (Heide Museum of Modern Art)

Sensational cover is a brilliant reflection of the content.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Monash University Museum of Art
Liquid Archive
Yanni Florence

Lovely layout with contemporary cropping and position of images. Nice use of different stocks.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

University of Queensland Art Museum
Linde Ivimey
Sylvia Weimer (Spacelab Design)

Handsome and adventurous design with impressive ethnographic styling.

WINNER

Heide Museum of Modern Art
Louise Bourgeois In Australia
Liz Cox (Heide Museum of Modern Art)

Brilliant use of white space. Sensitive use of colour and typography honours the artist through the design. Great stock choices.

 

Level C

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Art Gallery of Western Australia
Luminous World - Contemporary Art from the Wesfarmers Collection
Bronwyn Rogers (Bronwyn Rogers Design Studio)

Indulgent production with subtle colouring and great use of foils and metallics.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

National Portrait Gallery
Beyond the Self: Contemporary Portraiture from Asia
Brett Wiencke (National Portrait Gallery)

Technically outstanding production values. Adventurous and contemporary.

WINNER

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art
Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art

Classic and beautiful typesetting and colour and great clipping and use of white space create an opulent publication. Great grid system and column widths. Interesting use of stocks.

 

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Exhibition Catalogue (Small)

Level A

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
Illumination
10 Group

Nice use of simple grid system.

WINNER

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
Technique: Contemporary Australian Jewellery
10 Group

Good balance of text and imagery.

 

Level B

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Maitland Regional Art Gallery
Paperworks | Nine Exhibition
Clare Hodgins (MRAG)

A tactile and surprising package. Interesting hand drawn font. Well-presented.

Maitland Regional Art Gallery
Inspiring Artists: Recipients of the Pat Corrigan Artists' Grant
Clare Hodgins (MRAG)

Interesting and innovative fonts and colours pushes boundaries. Nice balance and scale of text.

WINNER

Centre for Contemporary Photography
CCP Declares
Joseph Johnson (Centre for Contemporary Photography)

Unique and contemporary feel. Good awareness of negative space. Bold size and format.

 

Level C

HIGHLY COMMENDED

National Library of Australia
The Life of Patrick White
Isobel Trundel / Virginia Buckingham (National Library of Australia / State Library of NSW)

Fantastic, strong branding in a simple design.

WINNER

National Library of Australia
Things: Photographing the Constructed World
Isobel Trundle (National Library of Australia)

Good selection of images from the collection. Typography is incredibly legible and funky. Paper folding gives good sense of anticipation.

 

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Invitation

Level A

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
Invitation
10 Group

Strong format and brand consistency. Great balance and logo integrations. Lots of information presented well.

WINNER

Mosman Art Gallery
Bungaree: The First Australian
Kasia Froncek (Bespoke)

Creative Lovely contrasting typography and sensitive use of iconic image. A privilege to receive.

 

Level B

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Newcastle Museum
Carnival of Wonder: 1st Birthday
Nicola Xavier & Sarah Cook (Headjam Creative Agency)

Good interpretation of period typography and integrated very well.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Dunedin Public Art Gallery
Sound Full
Karina McLeod (Dunedin City Council)

Interesting, funky font. Presentation in the CD case reflects the exhibition well.

 

Level C

HIGHLY COMMENDED

State Library of NSW
Lewin Wild Art
Marianne Hawke (State Library of NSW)

Delicate and simple design communicates will with limited space. Great interactive concept.

WINNER

Museum Victoria
Art of Science
Jo Pritchard (Museum Victoria)

Technically well-executed with a great fold over central image. Sensitive use of images. A surprising and delightful invitation.

 

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Magazine & Newsletter

Level B

WINNER

University of Sydney
Muse
Rhys Holland (University of Sydney)

Great covers and masthead and good communication of information with beautiful and consistent type. Nice choice of stock.

 

Level C

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Christchurch Art Gallery
Bulletin
Leon White & Matt Kitto (Strategy)

Consistent branding but flexible within the format. Interesting mix of stocks and treatments/techniques.

WINNER

State Library of NSW
SL Magazine
Virginia Buckingham (State Library of NSW)

Confident typography and great stock. Practical size. Design has flexibility within the format while still retaining branding consistency.

 

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Poster

Level B

WINNER

Heide Museum of Modern Art
Less is More: Minimal + Post-Minimal Art in Australia
Liz Cox (Heide Museum of Modern Art)

Classic and well-resolved design. Text does not compromise the image.

WINNER

Maitland Regional Art Gallery
Paperworks | Nine Exhibitions
Clare Hodgins (MRAG)

Very contemporary and progressive design. Unique, delicate typography. Respectful use of image but could have been better on uncoated stock.

 

Level C

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Art Gallery of Western Australia
Luminous World
Bronwyn Rogers (Bronwyn Rogers Design Studio)

Minimal use of colour and strong typography gives a good idea of the content.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

National Library of Australia
The Life of Patrick White
Isobel Trundle (National Library of Australia)

Strong, recognisable visuals communicates the exhibition clearly. Title block and font reflect the time.

WINNER

National Library of Australia
Things: Photographing the Constructed World
Isobel Trundel (National Library of Australia)

Interesting typographical grouping. Strong use of two colours and uncoated stock which reflect the style of the exhibition well.

 

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BEST IN SHOW (MULTIMEDIA)

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
MCA Website
Katja Hartung (Toben)
mca.com.au

You feel contemporary when visiting. Lovely neutral colour palette frames content beautifully. Great navigation system and way-finding. Multi-levels of communication. Good grid division and levels break up a lot of content into easy to navigate website. 

   

 

JUDGES SPECIAL AWARD (MULTIMEDIA)

Sydney Living Museums
The Cook and the Curator
Sarah Christensen (Sydney Living Museum)
blogs.hht.net.au/cook

Great use of textures and decals in a digital environment interprets the history theme and adds personality.

   
 

  

JUDGES SPECIAL AWARD (MULTIMEDIA)

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art
Persian for Kids
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art http://interactive.qagoma.qld.gov.au/parastou/

Sensitive, beautiful colour palette, engaging. Perfect for target audience. 

   

 

 

Multimedia (A)

Level B

WINNER

Newcastle Museum
Newcastle Museum Animation
Nicola Xavier, Joshua Bruce, Sarah Cook (Headjam Creative Agency)
http://www.newcastlemuseum.com.au/about-us/museum-animation 

Engaging and appropriate to the audience. Great personality from illustration, animation and voiceover.

 

Level C

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Art Gallery of New South Wales
Bacon Film Series
Francesca Ford / Tanya Babic (Art Gallery of New South Wales / Versus Media) http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/channel/playlists/francis-bacon-five-decades-behind-scenes/

Well lit, good editing. Engages with audience and sensitive to artworks.

WINNER

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art
Persian for Kids
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art http://interactive.qagoma.qld.gov.au/parastou/

Sensitive, beautiful colour palette, engaging. Perfect for target audience. 

 

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Multimedia (B)

Level A

WINNER

Gold Coast City Gallery
Shakin' the Contemporary Kinetic Aesthetic
Byron Coathup
http://www.theartscentregc.com.au/shakin/  

Well laid out with good information. Simple to navigate.

 

Level B

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Object: Australia Design Centre
Design Emergency Digital Brochure
Kyle Walker (Object: Australian Design Centre)
http://www.object.com.au/cms/images/uploads/pdf/design-emergency_brochure120917web.pdf

Gentle colour palette - context and content is fantastic. Functionality is great. Dynamic audience involvement.

WINNER

Object: Australia Design Centre
Object Magazine 63
Canvas Group
https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/object-magazine-63/id566207419?mt=8

Delicious. Beautiful design, typography. Seamless functionality.

 

Level C

HIGHLY COMMENDED

National Film and Sound Archive of Australia
ASO Mobile Site
Interaction Consortium
aso.gov.au

Good treatment of content. Well incorporated.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
Anish Kapoor in MCA Publications
Arnel Rodriguez (Museum of Contemporary Art Australia)
mca.com.au/mapda

Simple. Good scrolling. Intuitive design and functionality.

WINNER

Powerhouse Museum 
Photo Booth for Faith, Fashion, Fusion: Muslim Women's Style in Australia
Paula Bray & Carlos Arroyo Powerhouse Museum
www.powerhousemuseum.com/faithfashion/reflection-and-response/are-you-what-you-wear/

Nice clean typography. Engaging storytelling. Subtly engages with the content

 

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Website (A)

 

Level A

WINNER

NSW Schoolhouse Museum of Public Education
NSW Schoolhouse Museum of Public Education
Tom Maitland
schoolhousemuseum.org.au

Successfully displays the museum's collection and programs in a simple, user-friendly design.

 

Level B

WINNER

Dunedin Public Art Gallery
Dunedin Public Art Gallery Website
Karina McLeod (Dunedin City Council) 
www.dunedin.art.museum

Beautiful typography. Strong colour palette. Contemporary. Dynamic use of limited palette.

 

Level C

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Powerhouse Museum
Play@Powerhouse
Monica Monin (The Guild), Estee Wah, Luke Dearnley, Kate Lamerton (Powerhouse Museum)
play.powerhousemuseum.com

Intuitive and interactive for children. Animation and design doesn't take over the content. Playful and education

WINNER

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
MCA Website
Katja Hartung (Toben)
mca.com.au

You feel contemporary when visiting. Lovely neutral colour palette frames content beautifully. Great navigation system and way-finding. Multi-levels of communication. Good grid division and levels break up a lot of content into easy to navigate website.
 

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Website (B)

Level B

WINNER

Maitland Regional Art Gallery
Versus 2012 / Blue vs Red, Battle of the Pigments
Keo Match (The Roost Creative)
theroostcreative.com.au/versus2012

Cool. Consistency in branding personality.Contemporary street appeal, reflects content and target audience well.

 

Level C

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Powerhouse Museum
Faith Fashion Fusion
Estee Wah Powerhouse Museum http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/faithfashion/

Clean and simple typography. Good use of colour. Excellent photography.

WINNER

Sydney Living Museums
The Cook and the Curator
Sarah Christensen (Sydney Living Museum)
blogs.hht.net.au/cook

Great use of textures and decals in a digital environment interprets the history theme and adds personality.

 

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