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Scitech Media Release: Scitech exhibition designers impact international stage, 14 August 2015

Scitech’s exhibition designers are garnering recognition on the international stage with high demand for their locally designed and built exhibitions.

“For over 26 years, Scitech has built million-dollar exhibitions at the West Perth workshop and, following a period on our floor, our exhibitions are shipped off to educate, challenge and inspire audiences around the world,” said Scitech’s Director of Travelling Exhibitions, Mr. Gary Foxton.

“Our exhibitions are acclaimed worldwide for their innovative, durable and popular design that offer an affordable option for science centres looking to add to their visitor experience.”

Scitech exhibitions travel to New Zealand, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and as of this year, Scitech will add North America to its portfolio.

“Scitech is looking forward to a big touring year after breaking into the US market. The appeal of our travelling exhibition product is clear with 13 bookings from venues in Texas, Michigan, Pennsylvania, California, Ohio, Kansas, Alabama, and even Las Vegas in Nevada,” Mr Foxton said.

At present Scitech has 11 touring exhibitions covering a diverse range of topics including light, speed, transport, forensics, espionage, dinosaurs and space. In 2013-2014 Scitech placed seven exhibitions in eleven international venues reaching an audience of over 1.1 million people from various backgrounds. “Our exhibitions are designed to communicate science effectively regardless of cultural differences. Our graphics panels, audio and computer graphics are all presented in the local language,” Mr Foxton said.

Scitech is set to unveil its latest exhibition, Astronaut, when it premiere’s on Scitech’s floor in November this year. The highly-anticipated exhibition will encourage visitors to train, experiment and collaborate as they explore what it takes to be an astronaut.

Scitech’s 500sqm science exhibitions are designed to be packed into two 40 foot sea containers and despite many logistical challenges, Scitech is able to meet back-to-back bookings often made by venues on opposite sides of the world.

Storage space also proves problematic at the small Scitech workshop with the technical team often juggling the requirements of a new exhibition design and build with those of a touring exhibition refurbishment.

“Our exhibitions can spend up to three years on the road so any opportunity to bring them home to refurbish and maintain their quality appeal is always a priority,” said Mr. Foxton.

 

 

 

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