Installations & Events

Nga Hau

We created this permanent exhibition for the Wellington Museum showcasing Wellington’s history through physical installation and a series of filmed scenes. The 15 minute experience began with the start of time, touched on the creation of the planet landing on pre human Wellington, then to early Maori settlements, early colonial development, then landed on each decade of the last 100 years, finally arriving on a glimpse into the future. We had to find the format to immerse the audience in the stories while also showcasing the historic building. We were responsible for all aspects of the exhibit, from design, production and creation of the period films, right through to installation. We built the exhibit around the idea of a scientists laboratory within an untouched attic which had housed the machine for over 100 years. The stories were presented in a series of 6 rear projected screens arranged in an outward facing hexagon built into the wooden glowing 'Time Machine', with an immersive soundtrack coming from 13 speakers throughout the room.

Our time machine will be spinning through time at the  Wellington Museum for 10 years.

Stuff article

Starring
Maria Walker, George Henare, Matthew Sunderland, Nancy Brunning, Edwin Wright, Loren Taylor, Jonathan Brugh, Kirk Torrance, Gaby Solomon, Dr Swee Tan, Tate Slack

Project Director
Jon Baxter

Film Director
Armagan Ballantyne

Producer
Lani Feltham

Time Machine Designer
Allistar Cox

Sound
Cam Ballantyne

Technical Director
Olivier Jean 

Writers
Tina Makereti, Paul Thompson, Armagan Ballantyne, Jon Baxter, Himiona Grace, Lani-rain Feltham

Costume
Kirsty Cameron, Fiona Nichols, Sally Gray, Dawn Sutherland

Art Directors
Laura Kerr, Kirsty Cameron, Jerome Kavanagh-Mako, Jay McMillan, Nick Farrance

Cinematography
Jon Baxter

Antarctic unit 
Joseph Michael

Post Production
Jon Baxter, Hannah Walker, Henry Bennett, Charles Cumming, Olivier Jean

Stills from media that plays in the machine: