The Budj Bim Cultural Landscape project in Western Victoria recently received a total of 4 major awards at the 2023 Interpretation Australia National Awards for Excellence.
- Winner – Interpretation Australia 2023 Medal
- Winner – First Nations Interpretation Project
- Winner – Interpretation Project – Outdoors over $75k
- Winner – Interpretation Planning and Design
This is an excellent result and a credit to the design team of LookEar in association with Mono Design, Sound Environment, Em PRESS Publishing, Cooper Scaife Architects, Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Corporation and Winda Mara Aboriginal Corporation.
The project included the design and development of interpretive facilities at five key sites within the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape that presented the important cultural values at this World Heritage Site.
Judges’ comments included:
A fantastic truly immersive interpretive cultural landscape that shows how interpretation can be beautiful when well-planned and designed.
This is a well-planned and well executed project that fully integrates the interpretation and architecture and truly compliments the World Heritage Site.
So important to see Aboriginal cultural significance embedded in ‘everyday life’ situations not just in museums.
The Interpretation Australia National Awards for Excellence were established in 2008 to recognise and reward outstanding achievements in the field of interpretation. Effective interpretation of our natural and cultural heritage makes a difference in our daily lives. It helps us understand and navigate our world, and adds depth and insight to our experiences in museums, zoos, parks, heritage sites, the outdoors and commercial environments.
Check the Interpretation Australia website for the full details of the awards.