the complete tool for curating, managing and marketing art exhibitions online
To release the arts industry from the limitations of the physical space, enabling curation of collections in true-to-scale gallery environments that take visitors on an immersive and experiential journey. We are quietly revolutionising the way in which art can be exhibited and experienced by transforming the web viewer, into a VISITOR.
Global communities like Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin provide users of 'exhibbit'' with amazing scope to launch their art in the best way possible online and to a world wide audience.
Back in 2004, Peter Worrall and Amanda Lane, founding members of exhibbit, recognised the accepted 2D online photo gallery ignored the time and money invested by individual art galleries in the creation of unique spaces to display their art works.
Exhibbit identified an appetite for a richer, more realistic experience that accurately represents art in a precise manifestation of the art gallery’s own physical space, faithfully reflecting the business’s personality and character.
The exhibbit team has spent the past five years conceptualising, developing and refining their online 3D gallery software.
The result is a sophisticated digital space with comprehensive tools enabling the curation, management and marketing of exhibitions in a virtual gallery environment that is an elegant, accessible, easy to use and affordable art marketing solution with a worldwide reach.
With decades of experience in fine art, design, 3D modelling and animation the exhibbit team are well placed to meet any challenge you might put to them.
Exhibbit’s team of passionate and committed experts are continually innovating and developing the software with the aim of providing an immersive viewing experience for you and your clients..
Amanda has a background in fine arts, animation, set and graphic design. She has worked as a scenic artist and set designer and art director for the Mercury Theatre, TVNZ and in the feature film industry.
In the late 80s she co-founded the computer animation company 3d Ltd where she managed, designed and directed hundreds of animated TV IDs, commercials and animated children’s series.
Amanda is a founding member of exhibbit, has designed many of its features, and is responsible for much of its work flow and visual look.
Peter trained as a prototype engineer and model maker. Since then, he has worked as a fine artist, a recording artist, a band and nightclub manager, and as a model maker and conceptual scenic and storyboard artist in the film industry.
In 1987 Peter founded 3d Ltd to provide 3D animation for the television and movie industries.
The company designed, directed and produced hundreds of animations for advertising agencies, TV and corporate clients as well as creating software for specific events such as the Commonwealth Games.
Peter is the creator of the exhibbit concept and since 2004 has been applying his skills as concept developer, designer, animator and 3d modeller, and he creates the virtual environments for exhibbit.
2009 to 2013 Exhibbit goes live - Further software development
This is an exhibition of US Army soldiers deployed in Afghanistan. Each portrait includes an audio clip of the soldier talking about his or her experiences in the army.
Initially commissioned by photographer Michael Allen, it is now being maintained by the US Military.
It received a commendation from the army chief of staff and was also shown on the Opera Winfrey channel.
Auckland University of Technology have the CUBE, their own two level gallery for the use of the Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies.
This has large and small spaces, with both light and dark areas, to display 2D and 3D objects as well as videos.
Charles Fazzino is a New York based artist who creates multiple layered works.
They are quite large and finely detailed, requiring several high resolution layers to be displayed together.
He commissions exhibbit to create a custom gallery and navigation system enabling viewers to experience and appreciate the intricate detail of his artworks.
The Sir James Wallace Arts Trust holds one of New Zealand's largest collections of contemporary art.
They commission exhibbit to create a virtual gallery to hold the past 20 winners of the annual Wallace Art Awards, and they embedded this in their website.
In 2012, along with the Wallace Arts Trust, and the help of a grant from the ASB Trust, we introduce twenty schools to exhibbit.
This gives students the opportunity to curate exhibitions of their own work and use these exhibitions as a presentation tool within the school, with the added ability to share them online.
In October, we create The Exhibbit Wallace Secondary School Art Awards. Entry is by virtual exhibition with 30 artworks chosen from over 250 entrants. These works are exhibited in the Wallace Arts Trust's Pah Homestead for the month of December.
Sir James Wallace generously donates cash prizes to the top four artists' as well as purchasing some of the finalists artwork.
Artwork by MacKenzie Blake - Glendowie College
Artwork by Lily Worrall - Selwyn College
Artwork by Adam Gorrie - Kavanagh College
2001 to 2008 Fine Art painting and exhibiting - The birth of an idea
Our first custom gallery client, John Leech Galleries believes in the idea and commissions us to re-create their classic gallery opposite the Auckland City Art Gallery. This pictures shows and exhibition by John Walsh.
The first virtual gallery is created. It is only available on a P.C. and we have not yet developed a way for people to upload their own artwork.
All the exhibitions are created by hand and it takes one and a half minutes to load.
2001 - 2008
Pete and Amanda move to Waiheke Island to spend more time with their two children, Lane and Lily.
They both become immersed in the island’s unique blend of cultures. They paint and hold exhibitions and the idea of exhibbit is born.
1987 to 2000 Early computer graphics - 3D Animation - Software development
Amanda and Peter establish one of New Zealand’s first digital animation studios, 3D Ltd.
These two digital paintings are done with the first Commodore Amigas, using only eight colours.
1990 - 1999
3D Ltd lands a contract to write software for the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.
They create the first 3D animated Honey Puffs TVC for Sanitarium, and many other Television Commercials and character animations, including the first 3D animated airline safety video for Air New Zealand.
1981 to 1986 Film making - Props making - Storyboarding and Set Designing
Peter and Amanda meet on the set of the feature film, TRESPASSES, where they make an entire polyurethane foam graveyard and age a church on the west coast of New Zealand.
Some of the crew are horrified when they each make a gravestone inscribed with their own names.
They also get to meet the actor Patrick McGoohan from the DANGER MAN BBC series.
Returning to New Zealand, Amanda gets a job as a scenic artist and set designer with Auckland’s MERCURY THEATRE. She gets to work with some of New Zealand's finest actors and stage crew.
Amanda is scenic artist on Vincent Ward's feature VIGIL.
Peter and Amanda are employed as Special Props Makers on Ron Howard’s WILLOW.
Amanda joins TVNZ as a scenic artist and set designer. She works on THE ADVENTURER, UNDER THE MOUNTAIN, HANLON, ALL FOR ONE and many other studio productions, rising to become an Art Director on the drama STEEL RIDERS.
Peter is storyboard artist and model-maker on Vincent Ward's film, THE NAVIGATOR, and designer for the TVNZ children's series, DEVILFISH, and storyboarded many other feature films.
In this shot from the film NATE AND HAYES, Tommy Lee Jones swings a Japanese sword on a swing bridge. Both were designed and made by Peter, along with the peg-legs and numerous other sets and special props.
1965 to 1980 Fine Art - Punk Rock - Dressage - Animation - Model Making
Peter emigrates to New Zealand, joins the Barry Lett Galleries’ stable of artists, and spends the next few years living on Waiheke Island, painting for a major exhibition.
Amanda leaves New Zealand to ride show jumping and dressage horses in England, Germany and Austria.
This model of The Oxford Circus underground station, and the future Victoria line, was created for the London Transport Authority and was on permanent displayed at the London Science Museum for many years.
A passion for music drives Peter to move to San Francisco where he becomes co-founder of THE DEAF CLUB, and co-manages THE DEAD KENNEDYS along with a number of other bands. His own band also wins a record deal with the infamous British record label, ROUGH TRADE.
Amanda is the first student at Auckland University of Technology to make a short film and write a thesis on cell animation, working under the tuition of ex-Disney cartoonist John Ewing.
Whilst working in his father's model making business at the tender age of 17, Peter gets the job of creating the colourful buttons in the control panels for Stanley Kubrick's film 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY.