workers, Museum staff and local specialists employed in a range of
industries and across a range of activities have continued to work on
fit-out and exhibition installation, with physical distancing, enhanced
hygiene and safe work practices maintained.
permanent display galleries within the New Museum are taking shape with
exhibitions under construction, and objects from the State Collection
starting to be put in place.
More than 30 local companies
have been employed to deliver multi-media, films, graphics, audio tracks
and interactive experiences, as well as special installations to
augment the thousands of objects and stories to be shared in the New
Black Swan State Theatre Company of WA, and
graphic designer and illustrator Emma Mann, are just two of the local
creatives contracted to work on the project.
Black Swan is
building props, mechanical interactive experiences and sets to give
visitors a different perspective from which to experience the unique
stories of WA. One of those displays includes a nearly life-sized model
of a giant wrecking ball that was used to clear land in the Wheatbelt in
Graphic artist Emma Mann is a sole trader and
mother of three. Working on the New Museum project has been a boost for
her family. Emma's work can be seen in the Changes and Wild Life
The $400 million WA Government-funded New Museum redevelopment has created 3,300 jobs over the life of the project.
Culture and Arts Minister David Templeman:
on the $400 million, WA Government-funded New Museum has continued
during the coronavirus pandemic, providing much-needed jobs, not only
for construction workers, but also our local creative industries.
a time when the culture and the arts sector and, in particular,
performing arts venues have been dark, it has been fantastic to be able
to tap into companies like Black Swan and people like graphic artist
Emma Mann, to use their creative experience.
Museum is on track to open in November and will provide a
much-anticipated cultural sensation for Western Australians, as well as
helping to boost our local economy."