New animations educate about climate change at Te Papa museum

The new Te Taiao nature exhibition at Wellington’s Te Papa museum allows the visitor to become an explorer, featuring a myriad of interactive experiences, including animations created by the Watermark Creative team.


‘We worked on the Guardian exhibit which is centred around the issue of climate change,’ says Creative Director Dave Way. ‘Visitors are invited to add elements to a scene that helped to manage climate change – things like wind turbines, electric cars and solar panels.’

Te Papa – Climate Converter from Watermark Creative on Vimeo.


The team were briefed by design agency Frontier to bring a range of storyboards to life, ensuring that each narrative engaged visitors with a unique angle. 


‘We gave the animation a paper, stop motion feel using 3d layers, lights, textures, and a low frame-rate,’ says animator Shannon Jahnel Lanktree.


See more photos from the exhibition’s opening day on the Te Papa Facebook page

Today a dawn blessing was held for our ground-breaking new exhibition zone, Te Taiao Nature. Iwi from around the country…

Posted by Te Papa on Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Creative team: 

Dave Way

Shannon Jahnel Lanktree





Creative project lead:

Dot Dot