David Huxtable is the Director of LookEar Pty Ltd. He has worked in the natural and cultural heritage interpretation sector for more than twenty five years throughout Australia and internationally.
Throughout this time, David has focused on developing inventive interpretation that establishes a structure between a site, its significance, its stories and the people who visit it. This involves careful and thorough interpretive planning and design, combined with an enthusiasm to foster new and innovative approaches.
David’s skills in heritage interpretive planning and design include concept development and research, creating succinct and engaging interpretive presentations from complex material, utilising both tangible and intangible objects in interpretive exhibition design, and utilising all forms of media to present the interpretive stories. David has extensive experience in communicating these ideas with key stakeholders and receiving their input, including several projects involving close consultation with local Aboriginal communities.
Interpretive displays and exhibitions include:
Atturaif Living Museum, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Former Carlton Brewery, Melbourne
Mt Martha Water Treatment Plant Education Centre, Mt Martha
Brambuk: the National Parks and Cultural Centre, Halls Gap
Eureka Skydeck 88, Southbank, Melbourne
Champions: Australian Racing Museum and Hall of Fame, Federation Square, Melbourne (relocated to the Australian Sports Museum, MCG)
Tribeca/ Victoria Brewery Museum, East Melbourne
Built on Gold and Growing Up in the Old Treasury exhibitions, Old Treasury Museum, Melbourne
Murray Darling Basin Interactive Model, McCormick Centre for Environmental Education, Renmark
Australia Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne
Torrumbarry Weir Interpretation Centre, EchucaInterpretation planning projects include:
Port Arthur Historic Sites Thematic Signage Communication Strategy
Great Ocean Walk Interpretation Plan
Victoria Quay Fremantle Interpretation Plan
Hoffmans Brickworks Interpretation Plan
Bells Beach Surfing Reserve Interpretation Plan
Como House and Garden Interpretation Plan
Trial Bay Gaol and Arakoon Conservation Reserve Interpretation Plan, NSW
Glenrowan Heritage Tourism Precinct Feasibility Study