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‘#NewSelfWales’ Exhibition

State Library of New South Wales   |   Country: Australia   |   Year: 2018

Opening in October 2018 as part of the $22-million transformation of The State Library of New South Wales, the exhibition #NewSelfWales is an innovative digital installation which investigates the question ‘What does the face of NSW look like in 2018?’.

#NewSelfWales invites audiences to upload a photo of themselves via Instagram or from dedicated photo-booths within the gallery. These portraits appear alongside thousands of portraits already in the Library’s collection in the form of an immersive, projected interactive scrolling data-stream. As exhibition designer, it was my role to oversee delivery of the physical elements of the in-gallery experience. 

SELFIE BOOTHS CONCEPT SKETCHES

SELFIE BOOTH EARLY CONCEPT SKETCH - INTERIOR

SELFIE BOOTH EARLY CONCEPT SKETCH - FRONT

SELFIE BOOTH DESIGN OVERVIEW

Based on the project user research, it was decided early on that we needed to provide opportunities for people that do not use Instagram to upload their portrait whilst in the gallery space at the State Library. 

 

For the design of the self-booth, the curved walls reflect the shape of the gallery’s historic barrelled ceiling, helping to divide the exhibition space in an unobtrusive and accessible way.

 

Finished in a mirror-chrome acrylic, the walls reflect their surroundings, helping to merge into the background and putting the focus on the digital projections and exhibition content where it should be. Wide openings suitable for wheelchairs, with low-mounted touchscreen kiosks with movable block seating, allows all of our visitors to interact with this installation.

SELFIE BOOTH CONCEPT RENDER - FRONT

SELFIE BOOTH CONCEPT RENDER - INTERIOR

As the exhibition designer, I designed not only the photo booth space but also the handset for the camera with a neon-pink signature arcade button that we really wanted as part of the fun of taking a portrait.

SELFIE HANDSET  CONCEPT

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