Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where we work and live. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land.

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Naracoorte Caves

Sandpit brings megafauna animals back to life, projected inside a World Heritage cave site.

Sandpit was engaged by the Department of Environment & Water to create a new visitor experience for the Naracoorte Caves in South Australia, the state’s only World Heritage site. The Naracoorte Caves are home to one of the most significant fossil remains of Australian megafauna, many of which became extinct over 60,000 years ago.

As part of a larger masterplan review of the site, Sandpit was engaged to strategically review and concept design new ways that technology could be used to bring to life the most significant collection of megafauna fossil remains within the Victoria Fossil Cave.

This led to the creation of a new audiovisual experience that vividly depicts what the Megafauna and their habitats might have looked like, and how their remains came to be in the caves. Working with illustrator and animator Chris Edser, five megafauna animals are brought back to life and projection mapped into the contours of the Victoria Fossil Cave. Working in such a remote and organic environment posed many unique challenges and we were excited to find clever, creative solutions to overcome them.