From the Resene Total Colour Awards gallery — An Exhibition at Waikato Museum
The colour selection for this natural history exhibition is dramatic, yet friendly and inviting for a family audience.
The colour selection for this natural history exhibition is dramatic, yet friendly and inviting for a family audience. We chose eleven Resene colours, from a 'dirty' neutral, through spicy warm tones and swampy greens, to a mellow Resene Minx. The hearty colours, link to nature: fiery orange of rock, lush green of foliage, and deep red of blood.
Colour was used to clearly define the exhibition sections for visitors. A jagged line alluding to a cracked eggshell travels the perimeter of the gallery. Nero silhouettes of dinosaurs are painted on the walls to give visitors a sense of awesome scale of the creatures.
Touring components were a consideration when designing additional elements for the space. Screens incorporating plywood and natural canvas were created to divide the gallery, and Matangi Gold pebbles cover the plinths beneath huge skeletons.
A purpose-built shop incorporates the same colours and materials used in the exhibition space. We created an organic, scale-like pattern on the shop desk and wall, using Resene Planter on Resene Secret Garden. Transparent vinyl applied to the Resene Acropolis (Resene Half Tea) display cabinets created a subtle, light-catching effect between rich accent colours.
Thoughtful colours, lighting and layout work together to create a space with a sense of wonder and amazement, where a discovery takes place around every corner.
"The execution was brilliant, with the layout well thought-out."
Products used: Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen.
Colour Selection and Spatial Designer: Steph Chalmers
Graphic Designer: Lana Marquand
Graphic Designer: David McDonald
Installation Team: Waikato Museum Exhibitions Team
Photographer: Aisha Roberts
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