The Australian Trade Commission has featured Sue Hodges, SHP's Managing Director, as a their most recent export success story: 'Helping India to showcase its heritage to a growing tourism market'. The Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) is the Australian Government’s trade and investment development agency. Austrade partners the strengths of Australian businesses with the needs of international markets.

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 January 2015



The new Great Ocean Road National Heritage Centre was opened at Lorne, Victoria on 26 November 2014, exactly 82 years after the official opening of the road itself. Millions of tourists visit the Great Ocean Road each year, without knowing anything of its history. The exhibition, which was curated, designed, produced and installed by SHP, tells the little known story of the 3,000 Australian ex-servicemen who built the road between 1919 and 1932.

The centre was jointly funded by Surf Coast Shire, the Victorian Government and Australian Government. David O’Brien, Member for Western Victoria, opened the centre on behalf of Deputy Premier Peter Ryan. At the opening, Mr O’Brien said:

‘The heritage centre will make an excellent addition to the already strong tourism offering in this region, with the potential to boost the local economy by encouraging more people to come and discover the Great Ocean Road’s powerful history.’

 November 2014



SHP team members Sue Hodges, Jhana Pfeiffer-Hunt and Quinn Veldhuis were delighted to attend the opening of The Star Pitt Street Interpretation Centre in George Town, Penang, Malaysia on 6 September 2014. The Interpretation Centre, which was designed, curated, fabricated and installed by SHP, is the result of a collaborative effort between The Star, the Penang Philharmonic and Think City to create community-based urban renewal in Penang.

The Interpretation Centre tells The Penang Story, which celebrates the state’s cultural diversity and the histories of its many communities. The exhibition features a unique design by SHP, which responds to the heritage requirements of The Star’s Pitt Street building and also references George Town’s famous cast iron public art. SHP was also responsible for the interior design of the office and public spaces and developing an animation of a trishaw travelling the streets of George Town and exploring its heritage places and living cultural traditions.

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 October 2014



The Tip Top Bakery Rye Development by Little Projects has been awarded the Australian Property Institute’s prestigious 2014 Heritage Property Award. ROTHELOWMAN was responsible for the architecture, while SHP created a series of high-impact interpretive installations for the former Weston’s Tip Top bakery site in Brunswick East, Victoria. These installations utilise large-format historic photographs to interpret the site’s past and are designed to complement the junction of the original building façade and the modern architecture of the redevelopment.

The judging panel acknowledged outstanding elements of the redevelopment including:

• ‘The restoration of the exterior facades of the Art Deco building on Edward street, and the Stables building on Weston Street to their original 1939 condition.

• The reintroduction of restored materials and fixtures, including etched-glass windows, floor signage, a cast brass newel in the shape of a corncob, internal door joinery and terrazzo floor tiling.

• The inclusion throughout the site of images of the former bakery enlarged onto aluminium screens to celebrate the site’s former glory.’

Further information can be found here.

 August 2014



SHP would like to congratulate the Thompsons Foundry Drawing Office Interest Group, which took out the Overall Award for Excellence at the Mount Alexander Heritage Awards on 28 August 2014. The Interest Group also received the Heritage Advocacy Award on the night.

In 2013, SHP undertook a Significance Assessment of the Thompsons Foundry Drawing Office collection for the Interest Group. The impressive collection, much of which was salvaged from a skip by members of the Interest Group, is of State significance as a whole, while the drawings and photographic collections are also Nationally significant for being an outstanding collection that showcases the history of innovation in technology and design in Australia.

The Interest Group has worked tirelessly to collect and care for drawings, photographs, records and equipment from the former Thompsons Foundry. Thompsons, which was founded in Castlemaine in 1875, was one of the most innovative and successful engineering and heavy manufacturing companies in Australia.

The Awards are wonderful recognition of the dedication, professionalism and value of the hard work by the Interest Group as well as the great importance of the collection to the goldfields region. Well done!

 August 2014



SHP was delighted to attend the opening of our exhibition ‘Alfred Deakin: from journalist to international diplomat’ at Deakin University in Geelong on 8 April 2014.

A gifted journalist, public speaker and man of the world, Deakin served three terms as Australia’s Prime Minister during the early years of the 20th century. This travelling exhibition, celebrates the public identity of ‘Affable Alfred’ through a series of evocative and striking installations and an animation of Deakin’s international travels.

SHP was responsible for designing, curating, fabricating and installing the exhibition, our fifth for Deakin University.

The exhibition ran until Friday 9 May at Geelong, before heading to Warrnambool for a limited run. It will be on display in Portland in the latter part of the year.

 June 2014



We have recently welcomed a new team member to SHP… a very small, very furry new member.

Ten 3-week-old puppies were last week rescued from a pound by Pets Haven. The animal-loving SHP team was quick to put up its hand to look after a few of the puppies, causing quite the circus in the office on a frosty June morning.

One puppy, slightly fuzzier, and much more timid than the rest caught our eyes (and hearts!) and before we knew it, Fuzzy was an official SHP colleague!

June 2014



SHP has developed a new modular exhibition display system for The Star building in George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

The design is highly adaptable, featuring a flexible system of modules that can display a variety of content such as images, text and 3D objects.

The system combines custom-designed aluminium extrusions and acrylic panels and can be internally lit to create a vibrant and eye catching display.

For more information, contact Quinn Veldhuis at SHP +613 9681 8088.

June 2014



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Last updated January 2015. Australian Business Number: 45 097 174 000