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Sculpture station by Suzanne Voice
Photo by Otago Polytechnic

Busy minds and hands

Lesley Brook —

Whether at the museum or taking something home to work with, learning is enhanced when children are engaged.

Otago Museum is always seeking innovative ways to engage visitors and has also been a long-standing collaborator with Otago Polytechnic, supporting student learning. In 2022 two more of our Communication Design worked on projects with Otago Museum.

Suzanne Voice developed her skills in graphic design, software, laser printing, spray painting and paper craft in designing sculpture, sketch and weaving stations:

"My project aimed to create fun, interactive art stations for people to engage with at the Otago Museum."

Stefan Savage-Mason is inspired by the variety of design styles visible in Dunedin, particularly the street art. (Click on the image below to see his work.)

"I have created a stencil kit that serves a dual purpose - to get children thinking more creatively, and show off the diverse career pathways that Otago Polytechnic has to offer."

Visitors to Otago Museum will be able to engage with Stefan's and Suzanne's work as part of the exhibition Ka Mua, Ka Muri – Walking Backwards into the Future at Otago Museum until 14 May.