It Was Only Rock ‘n’ Roll – But We Liked It, Rock Around the Hills
– Clare Gilliam, Project Manager
We were contacted by the ‘Rock Around The Hills’ project which was created to commemorate this intriguing era in local history, whilst bringing it to the attention of a new generation. This included the creation of an online archive as well as a moving exhibition that would spend time in the Malvern Library and then ‘The Hive’. We submitted a proposal for the exhibition and were delighted to be selected.
We established a concept that included a number of audio visual elements alongside more traditional interpretive techniques built into 4 freestanding structures that would allow the exhibition to be positioned depending on the space available.
Through discussions with the client team we sculpted the original concepts into a final design and got to work!
Each panel was inspired by a different era or genre of music, this resulted in a variety of interesting designs giving the exhibition an eclectic feel, just like the huge array of bands that played at the Winter Gardens.
The exhibition features a number of our off-the-shelf products; an All-in-One 22″ Touchscreen with our customisable ‘Collections’ application Lightbox 3 shares part of the RATH archive with visitors.
Whilst a 10″ Open Frame Screen alongside our armoured cable Headphones was used to recreate an audio listening booth with some clever artwork. Visitors simply select a track from the top 12 list via a button press.
A retrofitted Jukebox shares stories from people that went to Winter Gardens gigs. Selecting which track to listen to via the keypad.
A feedback panel allows visitors to write down and attach notes, sharing memories of the era, stories, poems or just some simple feedback regarding the exhibition itself.
All photographs taken by Phil Shepherd