Opened on ANZAC day, 2018 as part of the World War One centenary The Sir John Monash Centre is a purpose built Interpretive Centre of major national significance that recounts the stories of Australia’s part on the battlefields of Flanders and the Somme.
WildBear won a competitive international tender for the opportunity to develop and produce the entire collection of media and interactive exhibits for the centre.
A 3 year effort covering research, writing, interactive design, technical planning, programming, animation, VFX, orchestral composition, large scale film production spanning locations as diverse as France, Belgium, Australia & New Zealand as well as all aspects of post production has resulted in more than 70 distinct media pieces installed within the centre on huge 2m x 2m screen arrays.
The centre piece of the experience is a 180 screen full 360 degree visceral immersive gallery that places the visitor in the heart of the battles of Villers-Bretonneux and Le Hamel.
The result is a stunning, experience that engages visitors at an emotional level, ensuring the vital lessons from the First World War are not quickly forgotten.