Using the latest digital technology, art installations and iconic historic objects, M.A.D.E invites visitors to immerse themselves in the sensory experience of democracy. History is seen as an interaction with the present, challenging us to explore, debate and create new meanings from past and contemporary events.
The story of the Eureka Stockade 1854, including its origins and its legacy are explored through digital touchtables. These interactive touchtables allow you to make a comment on Twitter, read an 1854 newspaper or watch a digital story on the fascinating men and women of Eureka. Explore different aspects of democracy through music, projections, audio and facial recognition. What is it like to be without power, yesterday and today? How did the miners feel in 1854?
Visit our Cyclorama Timeline and experience the history of democracy from Ancient Athens right through to recent global events. Immerse yourself in the iconic speeches of the 20th century and experience the power of numbers to make change in a democratic society.
M.A.D.E features a number of significant historic artefacts including the Flag of the Southern Cross (Eureka Flag), which is generously on loan from the Art Gallery of Ballarat, a copy of the Ballarat Reform League Charter, and a number of archaeological items found on this historic site.