Following an international design competition Convergence was awarded the interpretative design commission for the $100 million Sir John Monash Centre (SJMC), which will be a lasting legacy of the Centenary of Anzac. Commisioned by Convergence we had many meetings and concept ideas with moch-up models made. Deciding the mortar damaged trench would suit the storylines within the diorama, including a large screen set into the back to highlight diggers diary notes and images.
The Diorama was to be dismantled in sections for transport to France. We fabricated a timber frame for the base of the diorama incorporating re-assembly on site. A form was contructed over the frame and a mix of mediums used to recreate a wet and muddy environment.
Fabrication included the need to place actual artefacts of the war into the diorama, yet removable when required. Addition of LED lighting effects to highlight the objects, and linking those to the stories presented on the screen.
Installation in France
The Diorama was sectioned, carefully crated then transport to France. Once on site the Diorama was wheeled into place and joined together, we completed final detailing within the showcase, highlighting intricate details and lighting effects.