Using projectors in a gallery space

Angelica Mesiti, Relay League installation view, Griffith University Art Museum, 2017. Image courtesy Griffith University Art Museum. Photography by Carl Warner.




This fact sheet outlines key factors to consider when selecting and installing a projector in a gallery space. A troubleshooting guide is included to help galleries work through common issues encountered when preparing media work for display and installing in the gallery.

Aspects covered in this resource include:

  • Key terms and concepts
  • Features and settings that allow flexibility when determining the placement of a projector eg. Keystone Correction and Lens Shift
  • Resolution and aspect ratio
  • Optimising the quality of your projection



Projector throw distance calculator by Projector Central

Equipment and technical issues guide by Electronic Arts Intermix