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Pete Wilson founded P'Co Design in 2018 to explore new and exciting creative collaborations for works in the public realm. Pete designs experiences and environments that bring people together to have fun, explore ideas and connect with knowledge, culture and communities. His user-centered approach to design embraces meaningful collaborative relationships and a playful yet pragmatic creative sensibility.
From 2008 - 2018 Peter was Senior and Lead Exhibition Designer at Museums Victoria, Australia's largest public museums organisation. Through a model of deep community and stakeholder collaboration, Pete has led many multidisciplinary teams to deliver national and international award-winning exhibitions. 
Previous work includes major projects for The Australian War Memorial, National Museum of Australia, South Australian Museum, Taronga, Melbourne and Werribee Zoos, Melbourne Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony and a multitude of smaller commercial and cultural installations and activations.

 

Contact Pete at P'Co today to discuss your project or ideas large or small.

 

Awards & Commendations

Pete Wilson has worked in some amazing teams, these are just some of the awards they've shared.
Let's make your project the next!

 

Australian Interior Design Awards

 2017 Winner: Design Impact

First Peoples exhibition.

This award recognizes the significant influence over time of a design's social, cultural, business, and environmental outcomes. 
Jury comment "The cultural exhibition has been a benchmark both nationally and globally in providing other indigenous cultures with a platform with which to tell their history through first-hand storytelling."
https://architectureau.com/articles/2017-Australian-Interior-Design-Awards-Interior-Design-Impact2/

MAGNA Museums and Galleries National Awards

2017 Winner: Exhibition or Gallery Fitout (Permanent)

The Pauline Gandel Childrens Gallery.
Judges comments: "Creative, beautifully executed installation. Supports the multiple ways parents/carers and children use a museum in the course of any one visit. Great diversity in the community consultation. Staff across a range of disciplines undertook the research and the observation to better understand their audience. Rich resource on how to apply the curriculum for educators. Good combination of museum exhibits and childrens zones/activities/graphics."

The City of Melbourne:  Melbourne Awards

2017 Winner - Contribution to the Community by a Corporation

Pauline Gandel Children's Gallery.
A Melbourne Award is the city’s highest accolade. The awards celebrate significant contributions in the areas of environmental sustainability, community, multiculturalism and strengthening Melbourne’s profile.

MAVIC Victorian Museum Awards

2017 Winner: Large Museums

Pauline Gandel Children's Gallery.
The Victorian Museum Awards recognise and celebrate excellence in museum practice. The judges commented that the Gallery was “Clearly a gallery that is leading the way in capturing the early learning, young children and family audience, ultimately converting that audience into long-term museum goers,” and were impressed that, “Melbourne Museum has put children and parents/carers at the forefront of planning and design, while still having a strong museum and education pedagogy behind it.”

American Alliance of Museums Excellence in Exhibitions Awards

2014 Winner and Special Distinction Honour

First Peoples exhibition.

Awarded Overall Winner as well as receiving a Special Distinction Honor for Innovative Integration of Design and Content.
The Annual Excellence in Exhibition Competition recognizes outstanding achievement in the exhibition format from all types of museums, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, and any other types of non-commercial institutions offering exhibitions to the public around the world

MAGNA Museums and Galleries National Awards

2014 Winner: "Best Permanent Gallery or Exhibition" and "Best Project" 

First Peoples exhibition.  
Museums Galleries Australia is the national association and peak advocacy body representing museums and galleries in Australia

Good Design Australia:

Good Design Awards

2014 Good Design Selection 

First Peoples exhibition.  

Australia’s annual Good Design Awards program is one of the oldest and most prestigious international design awards in the world, promoting excellence in design and innovation since 1958. It is recognised by the World Design Organization (WDO) as Australia’s peak international design endorsement program.

American Alliance of Museums Excellence in Exhibitions Awards

2011 Special Achievement in Innovative Design

Wild: Amazing animal in a Changing World 
The Annual Excellence in Exhibition Competition recognizes outstanding achievement in the exhibition format from all types of museums, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, and any other types of non-commercial institutions offering exhibitions to the public around the world

MAGNA Museums and Galleries National Awards

2011 Winner: Large Museums (Permanent Exhibitions)

Wild: Amazing animal in a Changing World 

Museums Galleries Australia is the national association and peak advocacy body representing museums and galleries in Australia

Australian Interior Design Awards

2010 Winner: Installation Design

Wild: Amazing animals in a changing world

Judges comment: "This is a groundbreaking museum exhibition combining intellectual considerations with fully integrated technologies. The program of the exhibition space promotes visitor interaction and engagement with the content. Exhibition elements are layered in a harmonious composition within the space, which complements the interior envelope. The simplicity of the exhibition design highlights the exquisite detail of the displayed animals in most surprising and endearing ways."

American Alliance of Museums: MUSE Awards

2010 Gold MUSE Award: Interpretive &  interactive installations

Worldwide Animal Viewers (WILD)

MUSE awards recognize outstanding achievement in Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums (GLAM) media. The international Alliance Media & Technology Professional Network’s annual awards celebrate scholarship, community, innovation, creativity, education and inclusiveness.

IDEA Interior Design Excellence Awards

2010 Winner: Installation Design

Wild: Amazing animals in a changing world.

The Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) is Australia’s largest and most successful independent design awards program celebrating the best of Australian interior and product design.