Hanging Rock Discovery Centre

Hanging Rock Discovery Centre

 

Client  Macedon Ranges Shire

Completed Design, manufacture and installation (2004)

 

A signage program that interprets the geographic assets and social history around Hanging Rock Reserve. Colour, shape and scale were considered during the design process in order to marry the various structures to their environment. 


Geelong Botanical Gardens

Geelong Botanical Gardens

 

Client  City of Greater Geelong

Completed Design, manufacture and installation (2016)

 

Main arrival signage features large laser cut lettering with decorative background motif that reflects the existing fence design. Complimentary freestanding arrival signage features corporate branding and orientation map. Corporate logos and map artwork were supplied by the City of Greater Geelong.


Pearce Barracks Interpretation Design

Pearce Barracks

 

Client  Parks Victoria

Completed Design, manufacture and installation (2013)

 

Parks Victoria required Challis Design to provide a range of interpretive structures representative of those that once existed at Pearce Barracks (Point Nepean National Park) during WWI and WWII. Interpretive structures included a bed, table, chairs, showers, and the main Canteen building. All fabricated from galvanised steel to withstand the environment. Bed, table and chairs feature marine ply surface to prevent scalding. Interpretive graphic panels are displayed in the Engine Room and convey the experiences of key individuals during WWII, along with photographic evidence of how the site once looked, and how it was used.


Meredith Interpretive Centre

Meredith Interpretive Centre

 

Client Golden Plains Shire

Completed Design, manufacture and installation (2013)

 

A multi-purpose facility that required an interior fit-out that would reflect the district’s rustic environment and the architectural elements of the building. The design provides general information such as key tourism events like Meredith Music Festival, and interpretive displays on subjects like Henry Bolte, a key political figure.

Deliverables included feature display areas, murals, video production, a key object presentation section and brochure racks.


Avalon Airshow Challet Displays

Avalon Airshow Challet Displays

 

Client  SDD

Completed  Design, manufacture and installation

 

Our 16 year relationship with UK company SDD has enabled us to undertake the project management of trade show stands and chalets at the International Avalon Airshow in Victoria every two years. We have also provided a number of additional stands for the Aerospace and Landwarfare shows in Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide.


Gum San Chinese Heritage Museum

Gum San Chinese Heritage Museum

 

Client City of Ararat

Completed Design, manufacture and installation

 

This museum was established to celebrate the discovery of gold on this site by the Chinese, leading to the founding of the Rural City of Ararat. The exhibition experience follows the journey of these prospectors from China to Ararat in search of Gold. The displays incorporate video, dioramas, photographic murals, audio visual effects, and a range of interactive media.


Eucalyptus Discovery Centre

Eucalyptus Discovery Centre

 

Client  Friends of the Peter Francis Points Arboretum

Completed  Design, manufacture and installation

 

Permanent exhibition featuring the Eucalypt’s diversity, ecological role and uses. Presented through a range of media including an audio visual presentation, computer game, interactive displays, murals and text panels. Organic materials and timber structures, large format digital prints and painted MDF.


Mary MacKillop Trail

Mary MacKillop Trail

 

Client Southern Grampians Shire Council

Completed Design, manufacture and installation (2010)

 

The canonisation of Mary MacKillop was a significant event in 2010. A number of communities in western Victoria collaborated to plan and implement a touring trail of significant sites in relation to Mary MacKillop’s life and work. Challis Design designed and manufactured fourteen interpretive signs that covered Mary MacKillop’s early years in Hamilton, Penola, Portland, Robe and Port Macquarie. The signs were manufactured using materials relevant to the region, including basalt in Hamilton and Portland and sandstone in Robe.


National Rhododendron Gardens

National Rhododendron Gardens

 

Client Parks Victoria

Completed Design, manufacture and installation (2009)

 

A pedestrian-focused system with a consistent hierarchy for orientation, identification and interpretation. A distinctive design that complements the surrounding environment, with the rhododendron motif providing a link across signage types. With bold and creative use of timber elements, laser cut patinaed metal and graphic motifs, this signage strategy was adapted and themed across four additional gardens within the region.


Balmoral Township Signage

Balmoral Township Signage

 

Client Balmoral & District Development Association

Completed Design, manufacture and installation (2016)

 

To help promote the Balmoral township, Challis Design developed orientation signage, designed to help visitors navigate their way through and around the township. A key orientation map highlights the town’s tourist attractions, key facilities and accommodation sites, while a secondary regional map showcases the broader region. Fabrication consists of laser cut, angled, corten panels with bold, digital print graphics.