ENDLESS PLEASURE Street paste-ups


CARRICK HILL Passion & Taste




CARRICK HILL Endless Pleasure








Tea Tree Gully Heritage Museum


Strathalbyn Heritage Centre NEW 2014


Meet me at Bathing Box 20 2014


Industries of Old Strathalbyn NEW


South Australia Police Academy


Unley Museum - Gorgeous Gardens


Adelaide Gaol - Time Inside exhibition


St. Kilda Tram Museum, Adelaide


National Trust: Beaumont House


Strathalbyn Museum: Photographic exhibition


National Trust: Wellington Courthouse



National Trust: Ayers House


Synthetic Creative Services is a one-stop-shop for all exhibition design requirements. Including; assisting with funding plans and proposals; conceptual  ideas; design services; project planning; construction and installation.

We are an AWARD WINNING exhibition design company for museums, visitor attractions and historical societies in South Australia over the last few years and are on the recommended contractor for History SA.



Terrible Tales of Unley, Unley Museum, SA

This exhibition takes you on a journey through Unley’s darker side where you will discover its hidden tales of terror. Murders, mysteries, robberies and accidents are told from a local perpective.

Stories are based around objects from the museums collection. Flood images are projected onto water.

Interactive elements include safe cracking, picking locks and solving crimes.

Opened October 2016


The shipwreck of the Margaret Brock - KIngstone SE

An exhibition telling the story of the shipwreck, Margaret Brock at Cape Jaffa reef. The interpretive panels trace its journey and its subsequent wreck on Cape Jaffa reef through the captains journal and sourced history from the people involved and the press reportage.

To engage the visitors the exhibition has a feeling of being aboard the ship with sailing props and cargo. Historical artefacts displayed in barrels, chests and suitcases. Interactive elements, such as a push button audio / visual animated story of the wreck and a 3D map of the coastal areas to show where the Margaret Brock went down and other wrecks.

Opened November 2016. National Trust SA


Endless Pleasure, the art of gardens and gardening

Repurposed from Carrick Hill House, a curated exhibition showing the history of garden design and the pleasures of gardens and gardening through art, sculpture and artefacts.

Also, historic garden tools and equipment from the National Gardening Museum juxtaposed amongst the art.

Opened July 2016


To support and publicise the endless pleasure gardening exhibition in Mount Gambier a series of paste-ups around the town.

June 2016


Passion and Taste - a celebration of collecting

Why did the Haywards collect such a distinct array of paintings, furniture, decorative arts and object de virtu?

This exhibition explores the nooks and crannies of their collection from heirlooms to ashtrays, from history making art to the most precious of objects with of course the odd pearl for decoration.

Opened February 2016


200 years of change

This interactive exhibition tells the story of Unley through the eyes of our past community.

You can pick up a phone and dial in to hear about Unley’s first zoo, try one of the first video games ever invented, watch a few videos and take some shots of yourself dressed up as a 19th century tennis player.

Opened March 2016


Endless Pleasure, the art of gardens and gardening

A curated exhibition showing the history of design and the pleasures of gardens and gardening through art, sculpture and artefacts.

Housed in 3 rooms of historic Carrick Hill house the temporary display. A topiary hedge constructed for Furnishing the Garden; a tool shed for Tools of the Trade and a cubby house for Childs Play amongst many other surprising areas.

Opened August 2015



Lamp post banners to promote exhibition and events at Carrick Hill



Interpretive exhibition telling the story of the historic town of Burra and its industries

National Trust SA

Opened May 2016


BAY TO BATTLEFIELD Holdfast Bay Council, SA
Large scale poster paste-ups to commemorate the centenary of WW1 and the local residents of Glenelg and Brighton’s participation in the war on the frontline and at home.

April 2015 (installations every 6 months in 12 locations until August 2018)

Funding from Australian Governments ANZAC Centenary Local Grants Program


EMBROIDERERS’ GUILD 50th anniversary

Interpretive display celebrating 50 years of the Embroiderers’ Guild. Historical display of embroidery; ‘How to’ embroidery video with push buttons. Embroidery timeline interactive and try your hand at embroidery.

Opened October 2015


Hoe to Harvest

The Museum - part of the National Trust and an accredited museum wanted to tell the story of farming and the people of the area. Interpretive panels and relevant artefacts. Audio histories of locals through push-button. Also many interactive elements that will appeal to all ages of visitors.

Opened September 2014
Funded by Federal Community History grant


Home and Away
Strathalbyn Heritage Centre, SA

This National Trust property wanted to  tell the story of how the country town of Strathalbyn lived through wartime periods. An interpretive display featuring 2 sides of war - the home and the front line and how people lived through it.

Opened May 2014


The Bay Discovery Centre in Glenelg, South Australia wanted an exhibition to support their rescued and restored bathing box where visitors can experience beach life in SA as part of their social history.

On a limited budget Synthetic Creative Services designed and installed an interactive experience and interpretive display. Push-button audio histories in the style of retro ice cream sign. Touchie/feely boxes with beach flotsam to discover. Visual slide show and movie of historical local beach life. Artifact display of items that would be found in a beach hut c1950s.

Opened June 2013
Funded by Federal Community History grant


The old stables at Strahalbyn Heritage Centre was the location of an exhibition of how the industries of old Strathalbyn shaped the area and its history. Told through 12 interpretive boards and associated artifact displays.

Interactive push button audio histories of recorded memoirs of the people who remember and participated in the various trades.

As the building is heritage listed, steel cable hanging system has been ustalised to preserve the building structure. Synthetic Creative Services designed and project managed the exhibition with Heritage Centre volunteers who did the research and installation.

Opened May 2013


An exhibition of historical imagery and artefacts to demonstrate to the public and cadets at the new South Australia Police Academy the long history of policing and police training at Fort Largs.

Approximately 25 visual display areas throughout the Academy complex to interpret the many stories and actions of the police and policing procedure. Synthetic Creative Services researched and identified policing themes and worked with SAPOL Communications departments and the Police Historical Society.

Opened February 2013


In the exploration of gardening in South Australia, visitors are taken from the first local Indigenous groups, through immigration from Europe, to how people share their gardening techniques today.

Focusing on Unley's gardens and gardeners, visitors get to learn about every facet of gardens from the fences that surround them to the ornaments that dress them up to the plants and food they yield.

Opened November 2011
Funded by Unley City Council and History SA

Judges comments: 'An engaging project, innovatively presented, well researched and visually appealing, with strong connections to a diversity of community members through a subject to which all can relate


Adelaide Gaol museum wanted to display their vast collection of artifacts collected from the working life of the gaol from 1841 to 1988 in a new interactive permanent display. Restrictions on construction, as the building is heritage listed, enabled the construction to be self supporting and unattached to the fabric of the building.

Opened July 2009
Funded by SA Department of Environment and Heritage

Judges' Choice Award 2011
This exhibition received a Judges’ Choice Award because of the inventive way the team responded to the challenges of a low budget.

The Tram Museum displays and runs over 40 restored historic trams from Adelaide's past. To tell the story of trams in Adelaide the displays demonstrate the history, stories and technical information. There are 3 large display areas displaying electric trams, horse trams and electric trolleybuses. The most recent part of the project is an interpretive display and coffee shop in the visitors centre, as well as outside signage.

Ongoing project since 2007
Funded by History Trust of South Australia


Beaumont House is an historical house located in the Eastern suburbs of Adelaide, and headquarters of the National Trust SA. They required an interpretive display to show the historical story of the house, the families and notable people that lived there, the industries and architectural features. Artifacts related to the people of the house are contextually embedded. Special attention was applied to the conservation of the structure of the house.

Opening 22 July 2010
Funded by National Trust of South Australia

Museum and Galleries National Awards 2011


Strathalbyn Museum is a small regional, volunteer run museum that exhibits rural artifacts and historical items from the area. The volunteers wanted to display their collection of historical cameras as well as tell the story of prominent photographers from the early days of Strathalbyns founding. The display was housed in one of the cells of the old police station where the museum is situated. Construction was done with help from some of the volunteers on a very frugal budget.

Opened May 08
Funded by History Trust of South Australia


Wellington Courthouse, a National Trust property on the River Murray, South Australia. It has been a focal point of the river for over a 150 years and is currently a small museum of artefacts, guesthouse and cafe. The National Trust, on a very limited budget, wanted to tell some of the stories of life on the river and the various uses of the property. Eye catching interpretive panels were used to demonstrate the history of the premises.

Launched March 2011
Funded by National Trust


Ayers House is a landmark historical house in the CBD of Adelaide, SA. Through minimal funding the house wanted to bring to life the sounds of this historical house from the 1880's. The solution, a simple motion activated sound system hidden in period looking furniture. Sounds of the sitting room with activities of the time and the hustle and bustle of the kitchen.

Launched March 2011
Funded by SA 175 Program through the SA History Trust