After two years in development, the new National Capital Exhibition opened on 21 September 2018.
Working with exhibition designer Chris Mether of Studio Mether and graphic designer Bianca Tweed of Studio Tweed, Toni Roberts undertook research, interpretation strategy, content development and writing of the exhibition text.
The exhibition interprets the diverse contributions to the development of the capital, including indigenous culture, migrants and women (most notably Marion Mahoney Griffin, who worked with Walter Burley Griffin on the winning design but wasn’t credited in their competition entry). It makes use of digital animation, digital interactives, and an augmented reality experience in the foyer. The new exhibition also interprets the view to the National Triangle and other sites of national significance through interactive touch screens.
This multi-million dollar project was commissioned by the National Capital Authority. The exhibition is open all year round and has over 150,000 visitors annually.