STUDIO STARR

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 DIRECTION

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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.

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/christostarr

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 & Spacial Design
  • (GSD)
  • Identity
  • (ID)
  • Exhibition
  • (EXH)
  • Experiential
  • (EXP)
  • Publishing
  • (PB)
  • Marketing
  • (MK)

PROJECTS

  • 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)
  • 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)