STUDIO STARR

We are a creative consultancy working at the intersection of

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EXHIBITION DEVELOPMENT AND CURATION

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EXHIBITION STRATEGY AND POSITIONING

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EXHIBITION SPATIAL AND GRAPHIC DESIGN

We do this for

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MUSEUMS

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GALLERIES

We do this with

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EXHIBITION PROJECT TEAMS

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EXHIBITION CURATORS

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EXHIBITION DESIGNERS

Creative Director

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OVER THE PAST TWO DECADES, CHRIS STARR HAS DESIGNED FOR MAJOR INSTITUTIONS SUCH AS NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA, MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIAN DEMOCRACY, AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL, MUSEUM OF BRISBANE, HOTA: HOME OF THE ARTS AND QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY / GALLERY OF MODERN ART. HE HAS ALSO BEEN A JUDGE FOR THE AGDA (AUSTRALIAN GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSOCIATION) AWARDS.

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RECOGNITION

  • DEMOCRACY DNA
    • Finalist
    • Australian Graphic Design Association Awards 2022 / Spatial / Exhibition Design

    • Finalist
    • Australian Graphic Design Association Awards 2022 / Print / Posters - Commissioned

  • HIVEMIND
    • Finalist
    • Australian Graphic Design Association Awards 2021 / Spatial / Environmental Graphics

    • Shortlisted
    • Museums Australasia Multimedia & Publication Design Awards 2020 — Exhibition Brand Package (Level B)

  • BEHIND THE LINES: THE YEAR IN POLITICAL CARTOONS. 2020 A DOG’S BREAKFAST
    • Winner
    • Museums Australasia Multimedia & Publication Design Awards 2021 — Exhibition Branding Package (Level B)

  • HIGH ROTATION: SEE / HEAR / FEEL BRISBANE MUSIC
    • Winner
    • Museums Australasia Multimedia & Publication Design Awards 2020 — Informational Brochure (Level A)

  • 33REVOLUTIONS
    • Highly Commended
    • Museums Australasia Multimedia Publication Design Awards 2019 – Exhibition Brand Package (Level B)

  • DRESSUP
    • Highly Commended
    • Museums Australasia Multimedia & Publication Design Awards 2019 – Exhibition Brand Package (Level B)

  • PLAYUP
    • Winner
    • Museums and Galleries National Awards 2018 — Permanent Exhibition or Gallery Fitout (Level 4)

  • THE RIVER: A HISTORY OF BRISBANE
    • Winner
    • Museums and Galleries National Awards 2014 — Permanent Exhibition or Gallery Fitout (Level 1)

SERVICES

  • Development & Curation
  • (DC)
  • Strategy & Positioning
  • (SP)
  • Graphic & Spatial Design
  • (GSD)
  • Identity
  • (ID)
  • Exhibition
  • (EXH)
  • Experiential
  • (EXP)
  • Publishing
  • (PB)
  • Marketing
  • (MK)

PROJECTS

  • Social Fabric
  • (2023) (Tweed Regional Museum) (GSD / ID — MK)
  • Pop Masters: Art from the Mugrabi Collection, New York
  • (2023) (HOTA:Home of the Arts) (GSD / ID — EXH — PB) (Exhibition Design: Kerrie Campbell — OPD)
  • Heat
  • (2022) (Moreton Bay Regional Council Museum and Gallery Network) (GSD / ID — MK)
  • Like Yesterday
  • (2022) (Moreton Bay Regional Council Museum and Gallery Network) (GSD / ID — MK)
  • Behind the Lines: The Year in Political Cartoons. Off the Planet
  • (2022) (Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House) (GSD / ID — EXH — PB — MK) (Shuttle Pod design: Joel & Ed) (Interactive Design: Canopy)
  • Blueprint
  • (2022) (Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House) (GSD / ID — EXH) (Exhibition Design: Penny Hardy — Design Community)
  • DemocracyDNA: the People, the Prime Ministers and the World
  • (2022) (Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House) (DC — SP — GSD / ID — EXH — MK) (Exhibition Design: Penny Hardy — Design Community)
  • Changemakers: The trailblazing women creating a more equal Australia
  • (2022) (Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House) (DC — SP — GSD / ID — EXH — MK) (Exhibition Design: Penny Hardy — Design Community)
  • Cure All
  • (2022) (Tweed Regional Museum) (GSD / ID — MK)
  • 25 Years: Ipswich Art Gallery Foundation
  • (2022) (Ipswich Art Gallery) (GSD / ID — MK)
  • Art Mixtape: Yours for Summer
  • (2021) (HOTA:Home of the Arts) (GSD / ID — EXH — MK) (Exhibition Design: Kerrie Campbell — OPD)
  • Built for Speed
  • (2021) (Ipswich Art Gallery) (GSD / ID — MK)
  • Belonging: Stories from Far North Queensland
  • (2021) (Indigenous Art Centre Alliance) (GSD / ID — PB)
  • Lincoln Austin: The Space Between Us
  • (2021) (Ipswich Art Gallery) (GSD / ID — PB — MK)
  • Behind the Lines: The Year in Political Cartoons. 2020 A Dog’s Breakfast
  • (2020) (Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House) (SP — GSD / ID — EXH — PB — MK)
  • Moreton Bay Region Art Prize
  • (2020) (Moreton Bay Regional Council Museum and Gallery Network) (GSD / ID — MK)
  • MiniBeasts
  • (2020) (Moreton Bay Regional Council Museum and Gallery Network) (GSD / ID — EXH)
  • Hivemind
  • (2020) (Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House) (DC — SP — GSD / ID — EXP — MK)
  • ArtIRL
  • (2019) (National Gallery of Australia) (GSD / ID — MK)
  • High Rotation: See / Hear / Feel Brisbane Music 1989–2019
  • (2019) (Museum of Brisbane) (GSD / ID — MK — EXH)
  • Uprising
  • (2019) (Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House) (GSD / ID — MK)
  • NGA Program 2019
  • (2019) (National Gallery of Australia) (GSD / MK)
  • Yours Faithfully: Rediscover the Lost Art of Letter Writing
  • (2019) (Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House) (GSD / ID — EXH)
  • Play: The old-fashioned way
  • (2019) (Moreton Bay Regional Council Museum and Gallery Network) (GSD / ID — EXH)
  • Ahoy!
  • (2019) (Moreton Bay Regional Council Museum and Gallery Network) (GSD / ID — EXH)
  • The 80s
  • (2019) (Moreton Bay Regional Council Museum and Gallery Network) (GSD / ID — EXH)
  • 15 Artists
  • (2019) (Moreton Bay Regional Council Museum and Gallery Network) (GSD / — B)
  • Monet: Impression Sunrise
  • (2019) (National Gallery of Australia) (GSD / ID — MK)
  • 33 Revolutions
  • (2019) (Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House) (DC — SP — GSD / ID — EXP)
  • Love & Desire: Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from the Tate
  • (2018) (National Gallery of Australia) (GSD / ID — MK)
  • American Masters
  • (2018) (National Gallery of Australia) (GSD / ID — MK)
  • Cartier: The Exhibition
  • (2018) (National Gallery of Australia) (GSD / ID — MK)
  • Micro Histories
  • (2018) (Museum of Brisbane) (GSD / ID — EXH)
  • Zine Lounge
  • (2018) (Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House) (GSD / ID — EXP)
  • Smiley Comes Home: The lives of Colin Petersen
  • (2018) (Moreton Bay Regional Council Museum and Gallery Network) (GSD / ID — EXH)
  • The Keeper: Collectors and their Collections
  • (2018) (Moreton Bay Regional Council Museum and Gallery Network) (GSD / ID — EXH)
  • The Beat
  • (2018) (Moreton Bay Regional Council Museum and Gallery Network) (GSD / ID — EXP)
  • #UDHRQuilt Project
  • (2018) (Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House) (GSD / ID — EXH)
  • Redcliffe Museum Redevelopment
  • (2018) (Moreton Bay Regional Council Museum and Gallery Network) (GSD / ID — EXH)
  • Card Castle
  • (2018) (Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House) (GSD / ID — EXP)
  • NGA Program 2018
  • (2018) (National Gallery of Australia) (MK)
  • DressUP: Change the World
  • (2018) (Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House) (SP — GSD / ID — EXP — MK)
  • Hyper Real
  • (2017) (National Gallery of Australia) (GSD / ID — MK)
  • PlayUP: The Right to Have an Opinion and Be Heard
  • (2017) (Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House) (GSD / ID — EXP — MK)
  • 100% Brisbane
  • (2016) (Museum of Brisbane) (GSD / EXH)
  • Sit.Pose.Snap. Brisbane Portrait Photography 1890–1950
  • (2016) (Museum of Brisbane) (GSD / ID — EXH)
  • Living in the City: New architecture in Brisbane and the Asia-Pacific
  • (2016) (Museum of Brisbane) (GSD / ID — EXH)
  • Robyn Stacey: Cloud Land
  • (2015) (Museum of Brisbane) (GSD / ID — PB — EXH)
  • The View from Here: The Photographic World of Alfred Elliott 1890–1940
  • (2015) (Museum of Brisbane) (GSD / ID — EXH)
  • Introduction to Brisbane
  • (2015) (Museum of Brisbane) (GSD / ID — EXH)
  • Behind the Lines: The Year’s Best Political Cartoons
  • (2012–15) (Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House) (GSD / ID — EXH)
  • The River: A History of Brisbane
  • (2013) (Museum of Brisbane) (GSD / ID — PB — EXH — MK)
  • Silver
  • (2013) (Museum of Brisbane) (GSD / ID — PB — MK)
  • Shaun Gladwell: Afghanistan
  • (2012) (Australian War Memorial) (GSD / ID — PB)
  • Perspectives: Jon Cattapan & eX de Medici
  • (2010) (Australian War Memorial) (GSD / ID — PB — EXH)

The Studio acknowledges all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traditional Custodians of Country and recognises their continuing connection to land, sea, culture and community. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.