Insect Agency provides a unique opportunity to delve into the astonishing world of insects, offering a blend of education, entertainment, and inspiration.
The exhibition invites you to get up-close and personal with insects and their mind-blowing diversity of shapes, colours and species.
15 September 2023 — 7 July 2024
We were thrilled to work with the museum team on designing this exhibition that explores the surprising variety of ways insects do good – for the planet and humanity.
Insects are amazing, diverse and everywhere and we have so much to learn from them. Researchers are discovering their amazing superpowers that could be used in other ways to help humans.
The Insect Agency entry wall incorporates a 2.4m mass display of insects.
It is a spectacular sight, with dinner plate sized moths, intricately patterned butterflies, and intriguing crawling and flying insects of every kind.
The exhibition features more than 1,300 insect specimens, from thetiniest wasps to brightly coloured butterflies, Dracula Ants, Dung Beetles, to stick insects in a mindblowing diversity of shapes, colours and species.
Inside ‘Insect Bodies’ spectacular images show details of microscopic sized body parts such as antannae that measures under a millimetre, intriguing details of eyes, wings and tails.
Visitors will also be able to see nearly all 348 species of Queensland butterflies on display – which make up more than 75 per cent of Australia’s 450 butterfly species, design their own virtual insect through digital interactive exhibits and view a large-scale world map dedicated to beetle species around the globe.
There is also an enormous aluminium cast of the internal structure of a bull ant’s next that weighs almost 130 kilograms – highlighting that ants (and termites) are our underground ecosystem engineers.
This exhibition coincides with the centenary celebration of the Entomological Society of Queensland, Austrlia’s oldest society devoted to the study of insects.
Our branding for Insect Agency invites you to look closer. The design features the microscopic scale images from the Ulysses Blue Butterfly (Papilio ulysses).
The butterflies intense blue patches on their wings are produced by a special microscopic structure of thousands of overlapping scales that help them absorb light. Copying the structure of these scales may provide cheaper and better light-absorbing surfaces for solar panels.
Brand identity, marketing materials,
Dr Chris Burwell
Susan Wright, Karin Koch and Dr Kathryn Ebert
Writers Without Ink
ANT NEST CASTING
Australian Ant Art (Dr Christopher East and Stephen East)
Flash and Screen Offset
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