pinnacles desert park interpretive centre 2008

The Pinnacles Desert is located in Nambung National Park on the Western Australian coast 250km north of the state capital Perth.

A new building by architect John Nichols houses an exhibition designed by Freeman Ryan Design to provide visitors with insight into the geology, ecology, flora, fauna and indigenous history of the area.

HD video triptych
The exhibit is in a long rectangular room. Featured at one end is a synchronised high-definition video triptych showing scenes of a ‘day in the life’ of the desert environment from dawn to dusk.

The fully automated system uses Macintosh Mac-mini computers and Sony HD LCD flat screens. Audio is Bose Acoustimass speakers.

David Chesworth (audio) and I spent ten days in the park with rangers, visiting remote areas to collect media specifically for the project.

I devised the technical systems, shot, edited and post-produced the media, and wrote the network synchronisation software. David created a ten speaker surround soundscape for the space. Five speakers are synched with the vision while another five create a modulated background ambience.

Stills photography
Freeman Ryan Design incorporated many of my stills photography images into the graphics for the lightbox dominated design.

gary warner 2012


multimedia concept, design liaison
media acquisition
system design & programming
media production
hardware procurement
installation & commissioning

Contract Period
Feb 2006-April 2008