Full solutions from concept to implementation
Partridge takes a collaborative approach with open communication between clients, designers, directors, artists and engineers to achieve breath-taking results.
Our core range of event engineering services includes:
Public Art Installations
For many years, Partridge has collaborated with curators, artists, designers and sculptors to implement many challenging and innovative public art installations – both permanent and temporary. We play a major role in Sculpture by the Sea each year (both the Bondi & Cottesloe exhibitions), and other examples include the kinetic Halo sculpture at Central Park, Sydney; the Janet Echelman Installation (Sydney, CBD); the Artists in Residence installations; Frasers Developments (Sydney, Broadway) site; Windlines (Sydney, Circular Quay); and Connectus (Perth). We offer full project management including all aspects of the installation such as planning approvals, compliance with regulations, wind tunnel and load testing, budgets, fabrication and rigging/installation requirements and site access considerations.
Film, Television and Advertisement Structures
We understand that traditionally “heavy” design and engineering isn’t appropriate in settings where aesthetics, performance and speed can be central to the success of the creative output. Our unique approach and experience has been called upon for projects ranging from Mad Max, The Matrix II & III, Superman Returns, Australia, Wolverine and The Great Gatsby through to major promotions for Audi, Lexus, NovaFM and Red Bull.
Having collaborated with exhibition designers for over 15 years, we have a deep understanding of the industry’s requirements. We have contributed to many projects including: Canadian International Motor Shows, Sydney & Melbourne Motor Shows, General Trade Exhibitions, Audi ‘Hotspot’ and Australian Open Tennis.
Following our integral role in engineering the Opening & Closing Ceremonies for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, Partridge has collaborated on the design and certification of performance structures for major events including the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, the 2006 Asian Games (receiving a ‘High Commendation’ award from Engineers Australia), and the Edinburgh Military Tattoo Sydney in 2008 and 2010.
Partridge has a long-standing relationship with the Sydney Theatre Company and has provided engineering design and certification of numerous theatre sets including those for international productions. In recent years, productions have included Gallipoli, Convicts Opera, Wonderful World of Dissocia, Mysteries, Spring Awakening and A Streetcar Named Desire.