Warrane

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Client

Macquarie Group

Services

Exhibition/Installation
Digital

Sector

Cultural
Commercial

The exhibition, ‘Warrane’ (Sydney language word for Sydney Cove), focuses on perspectives of place. It explores Gadigal custodianship of Country and the influence that Lachlan and Elizabeth Macquarie had on the physical shape and identity of Sydney. The exhibition was created for Macquarie Group and located at its headquarters in Martin Place.

‘Warrane’ was designed and collaboratively conceptualised by Supersense for Macquarie Group at their global headquarters in Martin Place, Sydney. The exhibition was curated by the National Museum of Australia and co-curated by Balarinji. SUPERSENSE developed the theming of 'place'. SUPERSENSE worked closely with the Gadigal community and our exhibition partners to film, edit, design and deliver all 3D, 2D, AV and digital components, to achieve authentic outcomes that deeply resonate.

The centrepiece of the exhibition is a 4 metre high, bespoke-designed, arched LED screen. It was designed to fit inside and compliment the arched northern heritage cupola. The screen hosts an immersive ‘Welcome to Country’ audio visual piece led by Gadigal Elder Ray Davison. SUPERSENSE conceptualised, directed and produced the Welcome to Country film; co-wrote, designed and produced an animated mapping audio visual piece that explains different Aboriginal perspectives on the Sydney language; and animated a poem, spoken in the Sydney Language, written by Gadigal and Thungutti man Joel Davison and performed by Gadigal and Dungutti women Alannah and Tahlia Davison, set against a soundscape written by Yanyuwa man Tim Moriarty.

This exhibition is a special and important place for Sydneysiders and visitors to the city. It provides an opportunity to engage with our shared history and cultural heritage.

Curator

National Museum of Australia

Sound Design

Tim Moriarty

Architectural collaborator

Chee Lam

Film and editing collaborator

Jovan Atanackovic

Animation, editing and motion graphics collaborator

Carl Whitbread

Builder

JSB, ADI

Equipment supply

Aria

Digital Collaborator

Macadamia

First Nations Curation support

Balarinji

Photos and video documentation by Brett Boardman

rett Boardman
The Warrane exhibition communicates a profound sense of Country, through striking, stimulating and powerful audio visual and graphic mediums that embrace poetic and spiritual qualities of place.
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The centrepiece of the exhibition is a 4 metre high, bespoke-designed, arched LED screen. The screen hosts an immersive ‘Welcome to Country’ audio-visual piece led by Gadigal Elder Ray Davison and featuring Joel Davison
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Visitors move through a portal opening within each blade, to facilitate the sense of a journey through multiple perspectives. The exhibition is organised into a non-chronological sequence of sub-themed areas that communicate perspectives: ‘Art of Place’, ‘Shaping Place’, ‘Caring for Place’ and ‘Spirit of Place’.
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The Warrane exhibition communicates a profound sense of Country, through striking, stimulating and powerful audio visual and graphic mediums that embrace poetic and spiritual qualities of place.
+ Read More
The centrepiece of the exhibition is a 4 metre high, bespoke-designed, arched LED screen. The screen hosts an immersive ‘Welcome to Country’ audio-visual piece led by Gadigal Elder Ray Davison and featuring Joel Davison
+ Read More
Visitors move through a portal opening within each blade, to facilitate the sense of a journey through multiple perspectives. The exhibition is organised into a non-chronological sequence of sub-themed areas that communicate perspectives: ‘Art of Place’, ‘Shaping Place’, ‘Caring for Place’ and ‘Spirit of Place’.
+ Read More