The Shirley Spectra Australia Pty Ltd, is a communications company specialising in non-broadcast electronic media. Its product is the creation and production of museum and exhibition communications. The company has some 30 years experience in institutional and exhibition work.

Since its establishment in 1974, The Shirley Spectra has created a unique range of communications products for a variety of Australian companies and institutions.

It is a full-service communications company, providing concepts, research, scripting, production, event design, staging, technical facilities and automation, creative direction and client service over a diverse range of products.


The Shirley Spectra was founded in May, 1974, by the brothers Mike and Brian Shirley, who continue to control the company along with a third partner, Kim Shirley.

Mike Shirley is a writer. Prior to the formation of The Shirley Spectra, he was creative director of the international advertising agency, McCann Erickson, in Sydney. He is also a published author.

Brian Shirley is an electronics design engineer and his specialised knowledge has enabled the company to provide a unique service to its clients in the area of automation and information systems in presentation environments.

Kim Shirley, whose role is that of executive producer, joined The Shirley Spectra as a junior production assistant in 1978. In her time with the company, she has been, and is still: a photographer, an editor, a programmer and an administrator. Kim manages every assignment that comes into the company.


The Shirley Spectra is committed to imaginative and innovative communications. Each project is unique and specifically designed to meet the precise objectives of our client. Our mission is to bring information to life.