Shear Outback The Australian Shearers’ Hall of Fame Hay, NSW
DESIGN Architects: Paul Berkemeier Pty Ltd Landscape: Jane Irwin Landscapes Exhibition: Bannyan Wood Pty Ltd Graphic Design: Marianne Hawke Lighting: Peter McLean Project Director: Sara Hector
WINNER 2002 Royal Australian Institute of Architects National Awards Best commercial building. BHP Colorbond Steel Award.
"the building is formally powerful and essentially rural in character without resorting to cliché. The building has a beautiful economy of materials and form - it could not have been conceived in any material other than steel and the exuberant use of it throughout the building has created a regional landmark". RAIA National Awards citation
WINNER 2002 Royal Australian Institute of Architects NSW Awards Commendation Public and Commercial Buildings category. BHP Colorbond Award for the Innovative Use of Steel in Architecture.
Shear Outback was built to honour Australia’s shearers, their past, present and future. Developed with assistance from a $4.66 million Centenary of Federation grant, it opened on the 26 th of January 2002. In its first year of operation the museum has welcomed 40,000 visitors.