Gwalia Townsite Leonora (Gwalia's Gold - it's people and places)
Gwalia’s Gold – its People and Places is a multimedia exhibition showcasing 90 photographs, 23 portraits with accompanying story panels and a video documentary featuring Gwalia and its current and past residents. The photographs and story panels speak to the tough, basic living and working conditions of underground gold miners in Western Australia’s Goldfields at the turn of the last century.
Creative Spaces worked with the Shire of Leonora and multimedia journalist Kate Ferguson to create an immersive experience that transported visitors to Gwalia at the time the Sons of Gwalia goldmine was in operation from 1898 to 1963. Gwalia’s Gold was a temporary exhibition in Perth’s CBD as part of the 2016 Perth Heritage Days.
Perth Railway Precinct (Yagan Square)
Yagan Square showcases how exemplary heritage interpretation can transform an underutilised site into a distinctive destination that enriches a city.
Located in the arms of the State heritage-listed Horseshoe Bridge, Yagan Square is a public space for people of all ages to come together, connect and celebrate Western Australian culture and Aboriginal heritage – on a scale never seen before.
Layers of Aboriginal stories, integrated artworks, distinct landscaping and creative digital technologies are integrated with uniquely Western Australian architecture and amenities including eateries, play spaces and an amphitheatre.
Since it’s opening in March 2018, over four million people have visited Yagan Square.
Swanbourne Hospital Conservation Area (Montgomery House interpretation)
In 2014, approval was granted for the Swanbourne Hospital Conservation Area to be redeveloped into an aged care facility, owned and privately funded by Aegis Aged Care.
Creative Spaces set about designing a Sign Style Guide, Museum Space, and Interpretive Displays for Montgomery House; a comprehensive process that aligned with Element’s (formerly TPG) Interpretation Strategy. Appreciating the site’s significant cultural heritage value was key to planning both the design and experience.
The interpretation, which took three years to complete from strategy to installation, offers users and visitors a thought-provoking insight into the building’s rich history via the stories and personalities that fill its walls, and offers meaningful engagement with and appreciation for the building’s architecture and place.
Woodman Point (Woodman Point Quarantine Station Heritage Trail)
The Woodman Point Quarantine Station Heritage Trail shares the unique history of a relatively unknown part of Western Australia's history. Combining interpretive displays, informative signs, audio trail and an interactive digital app experience, the trail can connect with a wide audience and allow for individual connections with the place, the quarantine processes, its stories and its people.
The station’s long history from 1851 to 1979 is not only entwined with local and national events, but also international ones, such as the post-WWI global Spanish influenza outbreak and the numerous waves of migration beginning after WWII.
The site not only holds a distinctive place in WA’s heritage, but as the one-time ‘western gateway’ to a fledgling nation it also holds a key position within the concept of a national quarantine network, and by extension the notion of ‘building a nation’.