First Nations viewers are advised that this may contain images and voices of people who have passed away.
Monkeystack acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Over the years, the Monkeystack studio has established an excellent co-creation model to help First Nations people connect their stories with audiences. We work with First Nations cultural bearers, artists and community leaders to produce meaningful and authentic experiences.
Illuminate Adelaide: Augmented Revolution
Monkeystack were asked to produce a spatial narrative app experience with augmented reality (AR) that brought the work of contemporary First Nations artists to life for Illuminate Adelaide: South Australia’s premier winter event that brings together the best and boldest in art, music, technology and invention from around Australia and the world.
Yabarra – Dreaming in Light
The signature installation of the 2020 Adelaide Fringe Festival, Yabarra – Dreaming in Light, ran at Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute from 12 Feb to 15 March. For the 31 days of the Fringe, from 10am until 10pm, over 40,000 people experienced the creation story of Tjilbruke, as interpreted by Karl Winda Telfer and the Williams clan.
Australian Museum: Wansolmoana (One Salt Ocean)
The Australian Museum’s permanent Wansolmoana (One Salt Ocean) gallery has hundreds objects and artefacts on display from their world-leading Pasifika collection of over 60,000 objects. We developed a multi-user interactive touchscreen experience for the new gallery space that invites visitors to go further into the Museum’s vast collection and learn more about the sea of islands that make up the Pacific.
Boorais and Smoke Don’t Mix
Monkeystack were engaged by the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service to produce an impactful VR experience to accompany their health and wellbeing campaign, ‘Boorais and Smoke Don’t Mix’ (Boorais meaning babies or children), dedicated to their vision of a community free from the harmful effects of smoking.
The 10-minute animated, interactive journey was designed to connect to young people with voices and visual images that are familiar to them and that they respect. As soon as they begin the experience they are taken on virtual Country, ‘removing’ them from whatever physical location and surroundings they are in.
Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute: Atnwengerrp
Monkeystack were commissioned to produce an interactive 360 experience of the entire Atnwengerrp (pronounced A-NOONG-a-pa) exhibition space for Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, complete with photography of each artwork that we digitally rehung as part of the immersive gallery.