Wellingtonista: TheNewDowse goes ape sh*t - FREE

[Updated 25th June] All on, opening 30th June - check ! FREE
Details from The Dowse site:
Come face-to-face with the mighty King Kong, Wellywood’s most famous cinematic gorilla, in this unique exhibition at TheNewDowse.

Developed in partnership with internationally celebrated Weta Workshop & Weta Digital, the exhibition Becoming King Kong takes you behind the scenes to reveal the amazing creative journey that took King Kong from the imagination of Kiwi filmmakers to the world's cinema screens.

The exhibition sprawls across four galleries, enabling visitors to pore over original sketches, animal skulls, life-sized sculpted models, detailed maquettes, stunning digital artwork and rarely seen moving-image footage used in the development and production of the movie, King Kong.

Becoming King Kong celebrates the creative process of creating King Kong and invites you to unlock the door of Weta to see the artistry, workmanship, and inventiveness that helped bring the film to life.



King Kong exhibition ... also check out the premiere pictures I found today.

Taken straight from the Weta Holics website:
As if you needed another reason to live in New Zealand! The wonderful Dowse Museum in Lower Hutt has just re-launched and is now calling itself TheNewDowse . . . AND they’re hosting a King Kong exhibition from June to November this year!

They’re calling it Becoming King Kong. I feel excited just thinking about it!

It’s opening on 23 June and runs until 11 November 2007. A wee bird tells me that it’s packed with insights into the ground-breaking film-making technologies used to make the movie, as well as the creative processes used in the conception of the character of Kong. That’s right – the grumpy ape that keeps on turning up in the film he he…

The exhibition will take you behind the scenes to experience the Weta way of working, the expansive collection of the sculptured creatures, the beauty of the sketches, the innovative techniques and the secrets of how these were achieved: it took thousands of drawings, hundreds of design maquettes and Weta Digital’s visual effects team years of work to create the character of Kong.

To celebrate the exhibition, we’ll be revealing previously never seen before online images from the making of the film in the new Weta Gallery ...

Coming soon


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