Last night we celebrated the best in Australian interpretation project excellence at the 2022 Interpretation Australia National Awards for Excellence. Congratulations to all the winners:


Interpretation Australia 2022 Medal Winner

The Adelaide River Slow Stitch Community Quilt

Territory Wildlife Park

Judges Comment: Involved a large number of community members and yet managed to achieve one cohesive, carefully planned/designed project.

Interpretation Planning & Design Project Winner

The Ginninderry Design Library


Judges Comment: It speaks to the specific locality to enhance that sense of community identity and place.

Digital Interpretation Project Winner

Hamilton Digital Heritage Walk

Heritage Now

Judges Comment: Innovative with inbuilt futureproofing and sustainability.

First Nations Interpretation Project Winner

Bagurrk Biik (Womens Country)

Wurundjeri Elder Aunty Kim Wandin & Christine Joy (Murrup Biik), Amanda Wright (artist, Palawa), Ryan Tews (photography), Brad Charman & Lynton Collier (printing and installation, The Garage), GAbby Haynes (Shire of Yarra Ranges)

Judges Comment: So important to see Aboriginal cultural significance embedded in ‘everyday life’ situations not just in museums.

Interpretation Project – Outdoor Highly Commended

Carrs Bush Discovery Track

Jenssen Design Associates

Judges Comment: Excellent initiative to create an accessible walking track.

Interpretation Project – Outdoors Winner

The Adelaide River Slow Stitch Community Quilt

Territory Wildlife Park

Judges Comment: A beautiful storytelling device that will become an important community heirloom.

Temporary Event or Display Project Winner

How to Move a Zoo

Sydney Living Museums

Judges Comment: Imaginative storytelling, tapped into area of child interest, with historical twist.

Interpretation Project – Indoors under $75,000 Winner

Behind the Scenes Exhibition

Gawler Cultural Heritage Centre & Synthetic Creative Services

Judges Comment: It is fun, delightful, lighthearted and joyous, and really has the local community at its heart

Interpretation Project – Indoors over $75,000 Winner

Eveleigh Locomotive Workshops

Curio Projects and Mirvac

Judges Comment: Effectively bringing history to life for a wide and varied audience through muliti-disciplinary outputs.