Base Two has partnered with almost every major institution in New Zealand to develop a wide range of exhibitions from permanent displays to temporary and touring shows. We are able to deliver a complete service from architectural and exhibition design to environmental graphics, interactive and app development.
We will often pair these services with brand development and marketing campaigns to deliver a complete service for your project.
Many of Rita Angus’s works have helped to form part of our visual identity as New Zealanders. The 200 works in the exhibition reveal the themes of identity, spirituality and nature that were central to her vision, and show how her commitment to pacifism and her strong feminist beliefs profoundly influenced her work.
Te Papa's Tower Gallery was divided in plan to create twelve rooms: an entry and assembly area, a reading area and ten exhibition rooms – one for each period of Angus’ artistic output. Single entry and exit points ensured visitors would experience the exhibition in correct chronological order. The design was inspired by the work of ‘Christchurch Modern’ architect Paul Pascoe, who converted a cottage of his own design into a studio for Angus. The signature architectural element in the exhibition was in the form of portals projecting
Housed in Picton, this is an information and development hub that will eventually spawn satellite container-based displays throughout New Zealand. The space, while ideally placed on the Picton waterfront, presented challenges for an exhibition with its unusual footprint and largely glass frontage with stunning panoramic views of the harbour. Internal walls with integrated displays were constructed to hold lightweight display panels that can be easily reproduced for other hubs. Changing content was also developed for interactive iPad and video presentations.
A hundred years on, the effects of World War One continue to be felt in large parts of the world. World War One: A Contemporary Conversation looks at the period 1914 to 1918 and also considers the urgent subject of war today. This is told through diaries, letters, and other documents drawn from the collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library and Archives New Zealand. With the content of this exhibition focused largely on photography and the written word the relationship between image and text became central to the design. Bespoke display cases were developed to house the delicate documents, diaries and original photographs.
This exhibition for Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu was conceived to coincide with Miles’ 80th birthday, and the Ellerslie Flower Show. It followed Miles’ outstanding architectural career while also featuring his work as an architectural watercolourist and garden designer. The exhibition was primarily made up of photographs, architectural drawings and watercolours – but was also supported by architectural models and video interviews.