Rotoroa Island Visitors Centre
Rotoroa Island Visitors Centre: Audio, Video and Interactive Exhibits
In February 2011, the official opening was made of the Rotoroa Island visitors centre. Rotoroa Island is about 80 minutes from Auckland on a ferry. It was for many years a Salvation Army centre for recovering alcoholics. Over the years many people spent quite a lot of time on the island. Recently the Rotoroa Island Restoration Trust purchased the island and have set about turning it into a public space for the people of Auckland. Part of the restoration is the visitors centre, where the stories of the previous residents of the island are told.
We produced several interactive programmes. They included: two video productions that play upon a cupboard door being opened, a large 40” LCD that plays upon a button on the wall be pushed, 3 sound stations that offer overhead speakers or headphones to tell stories, a touchscreen visitor database capture system and an ambient audio system with Salvation Army background music.