After more than 50 years in storage and almost 200 years since its discovery on the ocean floor, the original ship anchor from Admiral Lapérouse’s voyage to Australia in 1788 was unveiled on Friday 5 May 2023, in a much-anticipated ceremony at the La Perouse Museum.
For some time, the anchor was on display on the headland at La Perouse, until it was vandalised and put in storage in the 1970s. Recently, Randwick City Council undertook work to conserve the anchor, working with International Conservation Services who have stabilised the deterioration of the anchor and conserved it for ongoing display in the La Perouse Museum courtyard.
For the permanent display I designed the information signage as well as the invitation from the Mayor for the opening. I created the illustration inspired by the contoured layers of rust and kept the overall design minimalist for clarity.
Greenenvelope digital invitation to the re-opening of the Lapérouse anchor display
Above: Anchor display including information signage within the La Perouse Museum
Left: Display signage

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