Working with the State Library of Queensland, Lightwell created a series of multimedia pieces for the centenary of Anzac. These works were centred around three major periods in Australia’s past and present peace and war efforts - these are WWI, WWII and Post 1945.
The WWI Room touch screens offer an exploratory look into the State Library archives. The WWI screens are designed to allow the user to freely navigate the various archival content at their leisure.
The WWII Room offers a wider range of interactions with the 16 touch screens that make up the room’s central piece. These touch screens offer a more playful approach to exploring content; with a range of interactive maps with unfolding animations, scroll-able timelines, to a set of 3D objects allowed the user to explore historical artefacts.
In addition to the touch screens, Lightwell created a looping video of archival photographs to be projected onto a feature wall as an ambient showreel.
Lastly the Post 1945 Room has a set of 5 touch screens featuring video interviews, a bespoke quiz, an interactive map and a timeline with easter egg animations scattered throughout the screens.