Art Processors takes top honours at the 2023 Muse Creative Awards

A still from From the Sails: Light Years projected onto the Sydney Opera House, a ferry in the foreground.

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Art Processors scooped the 2023 MUSE Creative Awards, taking home four awards across three of our projects for the Sydney Opera House, the National Museum of Australia, and the Bob Dylan Center.

Hosted by the International Awards Associate (IAA) and blind-judged by an international panel of 51 industry professionals, the MUSE Awards recognize excellence across a range of creative and design fields, and celebrate those who are pushing their respective industries to new heights. They received over 6,300 entries from across the globe, indicating the strength of competition in this program. 

We believe the success of these three projects, each unveiled within the past year, demonstrate a desire from contemporary audiences to challenge and evolve the ways in which we engage with artistic and cultural experiences.

“Our immersive design work in all these projects is testament to how we combine authentic storytelling with state-of-the-art interactive technology to create highly engaging experiences for audiences that resonate long after the visit,” explains Tony Holzner, Chief Creative Officer, who says these award-winning experiences are indicative of the changing nature of the exhibition design space.

Thank you and congratulations to all our partners and collaborators for From the Sails, DECODED, and Bob Dylan Center. Follow the links below to learn more about our work on these projects. 

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A still from From the Sails: Light Years projected onto the Sydney Opera House, a ferry in the foreground.

Platinum Winner in the Event - Public Event category, and Gold Winner in the Experiential & Immersive – Live Experiences category – Sydney Opera House, 'From the Sails: Light Years'

'From the Sails: Light Years', commissioned by Sydney Opera House for its 50th anniversary celebrations was created by our Group Director of Creative Services, Sam Doust, who lent his talents as Principal Artist. The project demonstrates our capability in producing world-class films and linear narratives for activating major cultural destinations and leverages our innovative audio-sync technology.

"Personally, the awards are a wonderful recognition of the effort that went into the artwork,” says Sam. “It was a tremendous honour to be commissioned to create a dual-purpose work of projection art and cinema celebrating the extraordinary legacy of Sydney Opera House and the land it's situated upon, on the occasion of its 50th year as a performance venue and World Heritage listed masterpiece. It also speaks to the joy we saw on so many faces celebrating in the setting of Sydney Harbour."

Read more: From the Sails: Light Years.

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A woman's back faces the camera; she sits in front on a multiplayer game, parents with kids sitting either side of her.

Gold winner in the Experiential & Immersive – Exhibition Experience category – DECODED: 75 Years of the Australian Signals Directorate, National Museum of Australia.

DECODED combined our expertise in experience strategy, interactive media, and exhibition design to showcase the fascinating work of the ASD across its 75-year history. On show at the NMA from April – July 2022, DECODED offered unprecedented access to the agency’s intelligence officers, many of whom had never spoken publicly about their work. 

Read more: Decoded: 75 Years of the Australian Signals Directorate.

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A man and a woman wearing headphones play with a digital jukebox.

Gold Winner in the ‘Experiential & Immersive – Exhibition Experience’ category – Bob Dylan Center.

Our immersive audio experience at the Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, empowers visitors to curate their own eyes-up experience by simply tapping the in-house device on touch-point beacons—Dylan shares his thoughts, artifacts tell their own stories, and music is synced perfectly to videos shown throughout the exhibition.

Read more: Bob Dylan Center.

Acknowledgement of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge the many Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and honour Elders past, present and emerging. We respect their deep, enduring connection to their lands, waterways and surrounding clan groups since time immemorial. We cherish the richness of First Nations Peoples’ artistic and cultural expressions.