MAPDA Awards 2021
WINNER in the Level A 'Film' category


Art of Multimedia, together with Sydney Harbour YHA & The Big Dig Archaeology Education Centre are proud to announce recognition at the 2021 MAPDAs. The Australia Multimedia & Publication Design Awards (MAPDA) were presented as part of the AMaGA National Conference in Canberra on 9 June, with ‘Archaeology at The Big Dig’ taking out the Level A Film Award.

The MAPDAs were established in the 1990s to celebrate excellence and quality in the design of publications and multimedia produced for the GLAM sector. 

Beata Kade, managing director AOM, and Alison Frappell, education & interpretation officer at The Big Dig, accepted the award on behalf of the expert project team that also included Place Management NSW and The Rocks Discovery Museum. Beata said

"Having seen the quality and diversity of projects presented at the AMaGA Conference, I was particularly thrilled and honoured to have The Big Dig recognised as the winner amongst 31 entries.  Accepting the award with Alison, who was an integral part of the project, was particularly lovely.  I always feel humbled by the accolade, as our work in this field is such a collaborative effort. The recognition belongs to all AOM team members and the expert contributors, whose knowledge made the films compelling."

Commissioned by YHA Australia, the film reveals the colonial-era history of Sydney's historic precinct 'The Rocks' through the archaeological evidence of over one million artefacts uncovered at The Big Dig since 1994. This film also celebrates the 10-year relationship between Sydney Harbour YHA and The Big Dig. It also provides entertaining insights into the early urban life of Sydney's colonial history, through personal and touching stories of some of its pivotal characters.

Congratulations to all the shortlisted projects and winners at this year's MADPA Awards.

Watch the film here

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