The Exchange is an art installation commissioned by RiAus to celebrate its opening in the former Adelaide Stock Exchange. The artwork echoes a stock exchange ‘ticker tape’ as it runs ribbon-like around the building’s exterior. Scrolling LED text features inspirational science-related poetry and quotes, as a manifestation of RiAus’ mission to promote scientific thought and ideas.

Conceived by David Kerr and Karl Meyer, the ambitious 20-metre long structure was brought into reality by Exhibition Studios’ design and construction team. It was a feature piece of the RiAus public launch in October 2009 with text works by John Kinsella.


  • Artist

    Karl Meyer in collaboration with David Kerr

  • Location

    Royal Institution of Australia
    Adelaide, SA

  • Materials

    Powder Coated Steel
    Stainless Steel
    LED lights

  • Awards

    Silver Award – Design Institute of Australia (SA chapter) 2010
    In recognition of outstanding design qualities achieved in the area of object