Alongside Workhaus, Mather & Co, and Fusion, we created a number of illuminating pieces for the mill’s new exhibition. Our immersive audio visual experience shows the mill from the point of view of its workers – the film capturing the sights as they would have been seen, and the sounds creating the atmosphere.
We also created a series of illustrations for large-scale panels throughout the exhibition. As well as detailed silhouettes of people working in the mill, we provided technically accurate representations of all its inner workings – from the engineers, to the worker's cottages and the river as a vital power source for the mill.
For one particular illustrative piece, we used a lightbox to display different parts of the story as though they were pages from a book. We used six backlit illustrative panels and two animated panels backlit by large screens to achieve this look – with the display giving visitors a sense of the location, scale of production at its peak, and then quieter times after the mill went into ruin before being restored by the National Trust.
Natalie Wood / Ellie Durkin
Natalie Wood / Andy Wheeldon
Mather & Co