A detailed look at Victorian London backdrop to one of the world’s most famous unsolved crimes. Dark spaces building up to the key exhibits, beautiful, eerie illustrations and world-renowned objects of such sensitive nature, made this an emotional exhibition.
As the 3d designer, Leigh dealt with the distressing photographs of the victims in a very respectful way by creating a white, almost virginal, womb like enclave that not only stripped away any interference or distraction, but also made this a space that protected unprepared visitors for the gruesome images.
The sensitivity of material created a need for careful treatment of lighting and placing of AV including ‘talking heads’ from eminent criminal psychologists. Leigh increased the area of the exhibition with a clever layout and well paced collection and graphic interpretation.