History Exhibition

Photo by Hugh Carrick-Allan

To demonstrate the deepest respect for First Nations voices, CBA has a special piece of
Indigenous artwork co-created by Kuku Yalanji and Woopaburra artist Leona McGrath,
CBA’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous employees, and members of the community. CBA
wanted to create a digital interpretation of this artwork for a 9m LED wall at the main entry of
their commercial office building, Commonwealth Bank Place South, in Sydney’s Darling

In consultation with CBA and First Nations artist Leona McGrath, Collider Studio created an
original motion work for the digital screen. Interweaving the painting’s design elements with
movements found in nature, the motion work creates a meditative and ambient presence
with evolving colours cued by the changing light outside at different times of the day.

The foyer, designed by Hassell, features two areas devoted to the function of ongoing curatable zones; a 10m LED wall and seven enclosed display cabinets.

For the Level 1 screen, we collaborated with Woopaburra artist Leona McGrath to interpret her work into a moving format. Drawing upon Leona’s painted artwork for CommBank, our full CG animation was inspired by themes of nature (river currents moving water grasses), as well as notions of community, connection and wellbeing.

For this motion work, we created a sequence programmed to play 24/7 in the space, with iterative colours designed to respond to the changing light outside.

On the ground foyer entry we worked with CommBank’s Archives team to curate an richly immersive exhibition that was designed to work across the seven box formats and illustrate some poignant moments in the bank’s history.

We used a combination of physical props, moving animatronics and screen animation to communicate a range of historical facts, stories and anecdotes.