Mervyn Bishop

Creative direction for exhibition branding

Mervyn Bishop shows a print of his work: Prime Minister Gough Whitlam pours soil into the hands of traditional land owner Vincent Lingiari, Northern Territory 1975.

Mervyn Bishop: The Exhibition, celebrates the life and work of Australia’s first Indigenous press photographer

Exhibition Poster

Working with the NFSA I directed and designed the promotional campaign, exhibition signage and photography

IDEA: ‘Bring to light’


The life and community of Australia’s first Aboriginal press photographer


Social justice in Australia through someone else’s eyes


The every day lives of Indigenous Australians


A new appreciation for the National Collection and  Indigenous Art

Mood board

To produce a style that aligns with the concept ‘bring to light’ I experimented with a photographic printing process called Cyanotype. This established the look for the campaigns typography that had the feeling of being created in a darkroom.

Concept exploration

Logo design featured on an end card for social media

Exterior banners

Promotional postcard

Exhibition branding

Social media promotion

Alternative poster design