Touring Exhibitions.

Flying Fish provides a comprehensive consulting, sales & marketing, and operational management service to the touring exhibition industry, both within Australia and around the world.

Working for museums, science centers, travelling exhibition companies, and entertainment promoters; Flying Fish is a trustworthy and reliable choice for consulting, sales & marketing, and operational management. Calling on their extensive experience selling, designing, producing and managing world-leading touring exhibitions, the team at Flying Fish know what it takes to deliver museum quality projects and flawless visitor experiences.

We understand that the success of your touring exhibition program can be put down to a few simple factors: open and honest communication; meticulous planning; flexibility; and the ability to adapt quickly. Below are the key services we offer to the industry.

  • Knowledge comes with experience, and experience is something we have by the bag full!

    Years of designing and producing exhibitions and visitor experiences has given the Flying Fish team the ability to execute any project, anywhere in the world. Designing, producing, and fabricating exhibitions, however, is only part of the picture. We can help you make the right decisions on what type of exhibition to present to your community – and how to reach it’s full potential.

    Consulting services include:
    Touring exhibition selection
    Schedule planning
    Contract negotiation and review
    Exhibition marketing and PR
    Hospitality events & value propositions
    Partnerships and Networks
    Plans, Procedures & Standards
    Legacy decision making frameworks
    Staff training
  • Anyone who has produced, promoted, hosted, or reviewed a touring exhibition can appreciate the level of planning that goes into delivering an exceptional visitor experience.

    Over the course of their careers, the team at Flying Fish have been personally accountable for the careful planning and smooth execution of numerous world-leading international exhibitions. Our attention to detail, project management skills, leadership skills, and ability to adapt to changing circumstances are second to none. We have high integrity, we stand by the projects we take on, and we always deliver.

    Planning & execution services include:
    Venue sourcing and feasibility studies
    Venue site surveys
    Exhibition design tailored to each venue
    Venue specific exhibit elements
    Global logistics
    Crew and equipment coordination
    Venue relations
  • Years of managing international travelling exhibitions has seen the team at Flying Fish coordinate and lead exhibition teams in over 20 countries, often where English is a second (or third) language. We have worked closely with small teams of 2 or 3 for boutique projects, and manage larger teams of 30+ specialised technicians on larger projects where lead times are short.

    Flying Fish has the ability to smoothly install or de-install an exhibition or visitor experience in any major city around the world. We are meticulous planners, we have extensive international experience and we hit the ground running.

    On site management services include:
    Strategic project planning
    Contingency planning
    Frequent and open progress reporting
    Condition and maintenance reporting
    Crew coordination and leadership
    Materials and equipment coordination
    Technical support
    Venue relations
    Photographic documentation and written report on project completion
  • We often receive enquiries from cultural institutions who would like to tour one of their permanent exhibitions, or develop a new, outbound touring program. Nine times out of ten, it’s not as simple as packing the exhibition into a box and sending it out the door!

    Touring an exhibition around the country or around the world, presents a range of issues generally not accounted for in the design of a permanent install. Most permanent exhibitions can be converted into efficient touring versions however, providing that all necessary factors are addressed.

    The extensive touring exhibition experience of the team at Flying Fish is critical to our approach to domestic and international touring development. Years of designing exhibition components, producing 3D load diagrams, coordinating international freight, and physically handling exhibitions has given us the skills and technical knowledge to excel in the area of service. Furthermore, we have worked with venues across the globe, giving us the ability to not only design your exhibition as well as manage the operations and production needs of your tour, but we can market and sell your touring offering to our significant client database, spanning 6 continents.

    Tour Development services include:
    International sales & marketing
    International conference representation
    Marketing materials & style guide creation
    Consultation on exhibition materials and production methods
    Exhibition design, modifications and custom components
    Exhibition theming
    Crate design and production
    Load diagrams for road cases, crates, trailers, shipping containers and air freight
    Venue specifications
    Tour requirements (crew, materials and equipment)
    Installation, de-installation schedules
    Installation, de-installation guidelines

TOURING EXHIBITION PORTFOLIO.

Spiders: Life & Death

Spiders: Life & Death

Spiders is a face to face interactive encounter with over 400 real spider specimens including live Australian Tarantulas, giant water spiders and deadly Funnel-webs and Redbacks. The Australian Museum has engineered interactives which allow the visitor to engage in full body experiences that involve competing in a mating ritual with a dancing peacock spider using Kinect gaming technology, being covered in virtual spiders, testing the strength of silk, feeling web vibrations and controlling the jaws of a spider. This combination of immersion and information showcases the latest Spider science that allows the visitor an up close glimpse into the fascinating world of spiders.

Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family

Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family

This exhibition brings the latest tyrannosaur discoveries to life, overturning our preconceptions about these ferocious predators. While the most famous is the mighty T. rex, tyrannosaurs came in all shapes and sizes and from all over the globe, and their history goes back over 100 million years. New tyrannosaurs like the crested Guanlong from China will change and challenge our understanding of the evolution of these iconic, well-loved dinosaurs.

Neighborhood Earth

Neighborhood Earth

Neighborhood Earth is an educational, cinematic installation that combines current scientific knowledge with advanced projection technology, real imagery from spacecraft missions, and cutting edge animation techniques. Through seamless composition of real photography, spacecraft data and computer generated imagery, the creative team has designed an exhibition that will offer a first of its kind experience, allowing the audience to stand on the surface of the terrestrial planets in a 360 ̊ panoramic experience. A 40 minute cinematic exploration of our neighborhood, focused on human exploration of our solar system. The audience will undertake, until now, an impossible journey through the solar system visiting each of the planets through the lens of current and historic missions to understand our fortunate position within time and space.

Utopian Bodies

Utopian Bodies

Arranged over eight galleries – Sustainability, Change, Technology, Craft and Form, Craft and Colour, Solidarity, Resistance and Society and Gender Identity – the exhibition presents a snapshot of what is possible today and where we can go in the future.

A Queen Within

A Queen Within

Within every woman is a queen. She possesses the most idealized qualities of womanhood: strength, beauty, leadership, grace, authority, fear. There is no one more understanding of this than the fashion designer. They create clothing that portrays who we are and, more importantly, who we want to be. A Queen Within features extremely rare pieces from the world's largest private collection of Alexander McQueen, and the exquisite work of 25 European and Asian designers known around the world for their daring and remarkable work.

Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World

Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World

Perseverance explores the artistry of traditional Japanese tattoos along with its rich history and influence on modern tattoo practices in this groundbreaking photographic exhibition.

Tatau: Marks of Polynesia

Tatau: Marks of Polynesia

Tatau: Marks of Polynesia will present the 2,000-year-old origins and current practices of tatau tradition in the land of its inception, with particular emphasis on the influential Sulu’ape family and their disciples. The JANM exhibition will explore the beauty of tatau as well as its key role in the preservation and propagation of Samoan culture. The spread of the art form outside of Samoa and some of its more contemporary applications will be demonstrated with photographs taken in New Zealand, Hawai‘i, California, and Nevada.

Before They Were Heroes

Before They Were Heroes

Susumu "Sus" Ito's World War II photographs document his tour of duty through Europe as a member of the celebrated all-Japanese American 442nd regimental Combat Team's 552nd Field Artillery Battalion. Ito went to great lengths to preserve the negatives, carrying his photos nearly 5,000 miles across Europe and having his film developed at villages along the way. Unseen for decades, these images provide a fresh look into the soldier's lives typically not found in history books.

Hapa: Part Asian - 100% Hapa

Hapa: Part Asian - 100% Hapa

kip fulbeck: part asian, 100% hapa is an exhibition of portraits by artist Kip Fulbeck, who traveled the country photographing Hapa of all ages and walks of life. Originally a derogatory label derived from the Hawaiian word for half, the word Hapa has been embraced as a term of pride by many whose mixed-race heritage includes Asian or Pacific Rim ancestry. Fulbeck’s work seeks to address in words and images the one question that Hapa are frequently asked: “What are you?” By pairing portraits of Hapa—unadorned by make-up, jewelry, and clothing—along with their handwritten statements on who they are, Fulbeck has produced powerful yet intimate expressions of beauty and identity.

Fearless Genius - The Digital Revolution Exhibition

Fearless Genius - The Digital Revolution Exhibition

At the end of the twentieth century, a brilliant tribe in Silicon Valley set out to create a better future. Their quest sparked the Digital Revolution, an explosion of innovation that created more jobs and wealth than at any time in history. They changed our world forever. And Doug Menuez was there, documenting the greatest innovators of this crucial era from 1985-2000 to create an extraordinary archive, now preserved at Stanford University Library, from which we bring you Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution Exhibition.

Fearless Genius

Fearless Genius

Fearless Genius chronicles Steve Jobs and other brilliant innovators of California's Silicon Valley during the digital revolution as they invented technology that would change our world forever.

EXPERIENCE.

With extensive experience in the international touring exhibition, visual arts and trade show industries - we service clients of all shapes and sizes, anywhere around the world. The combined career experience of the team at Flying Fish has seen them manage and execute projects in 30+ major cities in over 20 countries. Our ability to overcome logistical obstacles and hit the ground running is second to none.

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NEWS.

April 18, 2016

Flying Fish Adds New Director of Sales

Flying Fish is so excited to welcome Carrie Reid to the team. She will represent our exciting portfolio of touring exhibitions to our clients worldwide and brings considerable industry experience to our team. Welcome Carrie!

December 8, 2015

Flying Fish partners with Australian Museum!

Flying Fish is proud to announce we were selected by Australian Museum to bring Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family to North America in late 2016! See the official press release below:

T-Rex's Family Goes Global

For more information, contact us at info@flyingfishexhibits.com

October 30, 2015

Flying Fish Adds Three New Exhibitions!

Working with both The Leonardo and Japanese American National Museum, we are pleased to represent their new, world-class touring exhibition offerings. Head to our Touring Exhibition Portfolio page to get to know these fantastic offerings.

April 22, 2015

Flying Fish Opens First U.S. Office!

Katey Brown - Director, North America will head our new office in Dearborn, Michigan. Katey brings 10+ years experience from both the museum and design & production industries.