AGNSW: Masters of Modern Art Audio Guide

Exploring the colours of the Hermitage

As part of a larger body of work that is exploring the emotive potential of sound and space within the museum, we produced the second audio guide in the series for the exhibition Masters of Modern Art from the Hermitage.

The tension of technology

There is an inherent tension with technology within the gallery space. Too much technology and you are distracting away from the artworks, too little technology and the public is left with only what they knew coming in. The aim of this audio guide was to provide a complementary experience with the artworks to tell their collective story.

Colours and typography

Being a very significant body of art meant that the content needed to be treated thoughtfully. Restrictions around image copyrighting had us leaning more heavily on the exhibition branding which featured colours from the artists in addition to big, bold typography. We decided to amplify this within our audio guide with a text-based interface and colour gradient transitions.

Generative support

To support some of the more visually heavy transitions, we created them in Processing. From the mock transitions to the opening sequence, Processing supported the design in providing the language and assets to bring the colours and brand of the exhibition to life.

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