Sydney Theatre Company Honour Wall

Merit Award 2014

In 2013, Collider was engaged to design a permanent installation in honor of Sydney Theatre Company’s long-term patrons and donors. The honour wall features a series of clear boxes housing special props and wardrobe featured in a variety of productions over the company's history. Dimmable back-lit panels provide a frame for each object while oregan panelling grounds the wall within the existing architecture and layered, old, and industrial nature of the pier setting. Featured objects include an apartment key featured in Gross und Klein (2011) starring Cate Blanchett; gold flitter from The War of the Roses (2009); a vintage fan from A Streetcar Named Desire (2009), and a corset from Chicago (1981, 1983), to name a few.

At its opening, the Sydney Theater Company's Honour Wall had 20 featured boxes and an additional 28 covered boxes, allowing for future patrons to “take a box” through their patronage.

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Jury Comments: 

“This ingenious approach to a donor wall reads as a noir cabinet of curiosities. Dimmable lighting and the use of the clear jewel boxes make for a dramatic presentation. Gorgeous." 

Design Firm: 

Collider

Client: 

Sydney Theatre Company

Location City: 

Sydney

Project Area: 

258 sq ft

Open Date: 

September 2013

Project Budget: 

$50,000

Photo Credits: 

Andrew van der Westhuyzen

Design Team: 

Andrew van der Westhuyzen (creative director); Natasha Bartoshefski, Yuna Moon, Sarah Nguyen (design); Renée Mulder (prop styling)

Consultants: 

N/A

Fabricators: 

A&W Signs (production and installation)

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