It was a busy weekend for Peter launching two highly anticipated projects in Melbourne and Sydney.
In 2011 Peter joined the Islamic Museum of Australia’s Boundless Plains expedition as photographer and designer of the coffee table book. The exhibition, documentary and book were launched on Friday with Yusuf (Cat Stevens), Senator Kate Lundy and Australia Post CEO Ahmed Fahour.
Peter was also invited to create special artworks expressing and showcasing several beautiful and historically important landmarks captured on the journey. Peter says, “The artwork and photography book reflect the vibrant Muslim connections with Australia over time, a fusion of cultural and historic sites that have helped contribute to this beautiful country that I’m so proud to call home.”
Amanda Paxton, State Director of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship said “I hope that you are able to continue your great work and look forward to seeing more of it in future. Art is such a great medium for learning about other cultures in a fun and positive way.”
Read more at www.islamicmuseum.org.au. The exhibition will be available to the public shortly and the full Museum is planned to open 2013.
The next day Peter helped launch Faith, fashion, fusion: Muslim women’s style in Australia at Sydney’s prestigious Powerhouse Museum which attracts over 600,000 visitors each year. Peter’s studio was commissioned in late 2011 to help develop the exhibition branding, identity, book, exhibition graphics, children’s activities and web graphics. See ABC’s 7.30 Report TV press here. Free downloadable children’s activity here.
“On behalf of the Faith, fashion, fusion team at the Powerhouse Museum I would like to thank, and congratulate you on the work you and your team did on the visual identity for the exhibition, publication and web and also the lovely children’s mix and match fashion activity. Your invaluable skills have gone into making a vibrant and engaging project that is now attracting great feedback from the media, the Muslim community and the public.
We were so delighted to have you on the team and also to be able to seek your advice on various issues. Thank for being such a patient, flexible and creative part of the team that put the exhibition together. In particular thank you for managing the many complex requests with skill and generosity.”
Curator fashion & dress
Peter’s design studio has been involved with branding, identity and publication design for over ten years. More projects can be found at the graphic design portfolio page.