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EXHIBITION

At Arka, our philosophy places people at the heart of the design experience.

Our approach involves a structured examination of your needs with innovative thinking culminating in effective solutions. Our portfolio spreads across varying sectors, however our roots are interpretive exhibition design where we have undertaken numerous high profile specialist projects

BODYWORKS EXHIBITION

GLASGOW SCIENCE CENTRE

PROJECT DETAIL

As lead designer and consultant for “Bodyworks”, an exhibition space of 700 m2, combining interactive exhibits and ‘living lab’ experiences to raise awareness of the science underpinning human health and wellbeing in the 21st century.
Funding for the exhibition from Wellcome Trust and Glaxo Smith Kline, was achieved through collative process of workshops and feasibility studies followed by design package for tender and construction including lighting and specialist exhibit housing for scientific artefacts.

CLIENT         INTERACTIVES

CONTRACTOR

GLASGOW SCIENCE CENTRE

HUETTINGER

ELMWOOD

 
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DARWIN NOW EXHIBITION

WORLDWIDE

PROJECT DETAIL

Appointed as the principle designer for “Darwin Now”, an exhibition and education package hosted in 72 countries and reached over 183 million people, as part of the British Council’s contribution to the international celebration of the 200th anniversary of Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the publication, “On the Origin of Species”.

British Council required a modular exhibition that could be modified to different configurations with various specific requirements from language to sustainable material specification.

CLIENT           

FABRICATOR

BRITISH COUNCIL

EASTERN REPOGRAPHICS

 
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PIRATES IN AN ADVENTURE

WITH SCIENTISTS 

TRAVELLED THROUGHOUT EUROPE

PROJECT DETAIL

Appointed as lead designer to create a theatrical exhibition featuring original movie sets, animation puppets, illustrations and artifacts in a stimulating and engaging way.

CLIENT           

 

CONTRACTOR

AARDMAN / THINKTANK,

BIRMINGHAM SCIENCE MUSEUM

THINKTANK

 
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COME CREATE  EXHIBITION

THINKTANK, BIRMINGHAM SCIENCE MUSEUM

PROJECT DETAIL

Thinktank invited Arka to design an interactive exhibition that engaged visitors to get in touch with their inventive side,  

This low budget, in house built exhibition showcases pieces of art, mechanical models, and displays of technological advancements. 

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CONTRACTOR

THINKTANK,

BIRMINGHAM SCIENCE MUSEUM

INHOUSE

 
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SCOTTISH JEWISH ARCHIVE GLASGOW

ARKA was commissioned to refurbish and reinvent the archives centre and incorporate a new exhibition on Jewish settlement in Scotland called ‘A New Life in Scotland’.

 

We worked closely with the archives’ curators to fully understand their requirements and the potentially sensitive and culturally significant nature of the project. We provided them with an informative, accessible space which is suitable for a wide range of purposes and people – ranging from young school groups to university students on educational visits, site-seeing tourists and local members of the Jewish community.

PROJECT DETAIL

CLIENT           

GRAPHIC DESIGN

 

SCOTTISH JEWISH ARCHIVE

ALAN MCKAY

 

 
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FESTIVAL OF ECOLOGY

THINKTANK, BIRMINGHAM SCIENCE CENTRE

Arka were commisioned to produce a Pop-Up exhibition on the theme of ecology. The exhibition was displayed  during the Festival of Ecology at some of the 9 sites in Birmingham Museums Trust.

 

PROJECT DETAIL

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FABRICATOR

THINKTANK,

BIRMINGHAM SCIENCE MUSEUM

EASTERN REPOGRAPHICS

 
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RSPB BIRD FEEDER 

KELVINGROVE ART GALLERY, GLASGOW

We were commissioned by the RSPB to create a unique sculpture with integrated bird feeding station to be permanently located in one of Glasgow’s most popular tourist destination – Kelvingrove Art Gallery. The sculpture compliments the existing collections within the museum and gives visitors a chance to view birds and learn more about them in their natural environment. We took our inspiration from one of natures most recognisable forms - and created a sculpture of a giant egg with integrated bird feeding station. We worked closely with the RSPB staff to develop elements of the design to ensure the feeder would attract the local wildlife in the surrounding park.

PROJECT DETAIL

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CONTRACTOR

RSPB

 

 
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