Oranges at Halftime: Rugby and the Kiwi Experience was a travelling exhibition that went the length of New Zealand in 2011, stopping at over 35 locations. It was part of the “REAL New Zealand” festival linked to the Rugby World Cup.
I was lead developer and co-ordinator for the Oranges at Halftime exhibition, as acting CEO of exhibition development agency Eklektus Inc, working closely with Eklektus founding director Eric Dorfman. We partnered with the National Science-Technology Roadshow Trust who managed all aspects of the tour. The talented creators who did the hard yards putting the exhibition together were Kai Hawkins, Chris O’Neill and Johanna Knox, with graphic design by George Hajian.
It was a really fun exhibition that had plenty of successful interactive features. We received great feedback up and down the country.
- “Take on your friends and family and answer every question in the Halftime Challenge.
- Add your story to Keith Quinn’s famous collection of anecdotes. A video kiosk inside the trailer allows you to share your favourite rugby tales with Keith.
- Play selector and vote for the Grassroots XV, a team of quirky, cheeky and heroic characters from the lesser-known corners of Kiwi footy history.
- Discover classic recipes that filled the tanks of NZ’s rugby legends before a big game.”
- – from the media release, July 2011