Oxfam commissioned an exhibition at the Xanana Gusmao Reading Room, Museum & Art Gallery in Timor-Leste to provide a retrospective overview of their work in the region. The exhibition was designed to comprehensively showcase Oxfam’s history, contributions, and ongoing commitment to Timor-Leste, offering visitors a detailed understanding of their impactful presence in the community.
We faced logistical challenges due to the unconventional venue, which wasn’t originally designed for exhibitions. However, this prompted us to think creatively and adapt our approach to the available resources.
One innovative idea I proposed was to showcase the Oxfam team by affixing their portrait pictures onto the very buckets they use to provide citizens with essential first aid items. This concept not only effectively highlighted the dedication of the team but also added a unique and personal touch to the exhibition, showcasing Oxfam’s hands-on approach to helping the community
In this project, I took charge of both the graphic design and scenography, ensuring a seamless integration with the existing space. From concept to execution, I was responsible for crafting an exhibition that effectively conveyed Oxfam’s extensive history and contributions in Timor-Leste, including the design of all accompanying materials. The exhibition was presented in a clear and engaging manner, enabling visitors to easily grasp Oxfam’s commendable work in the region. The event was a resounding success, attracting a significant turnout of appreciative attendees who thoroughly enjoyed the retrospective.