After the exhibition closes in Chengdu, Weta Workshop intends travelling the Dr Grordbort's artwork around the world. Future venues are being finalised at this stage.
Richard Taylor presented all this at a media conference at 2.45pm Friday, 20 November at the Weta Cave.
Richard Taylor has organised to take a unique collection of art, props and sculpture to Chengdu in China. This exhibition will also premiere a significant collection of fine art paintings from Greg Broadmore, the creator of Dr Grordbort's - a property that Richard Taylor and Partner Tania Rodger have developed with Broadmore over the past four years.
All ticket profits from The Exceptional Exhibition - Weta Workshop introduces the World of Dr Grordbort's will be donated by Taylor and Rodger to relief efforts for the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan province, China, where the exhibition is being held.
The five Academy Awards© Richard Taylor and the Weta Workshop team won for Lord of the Rings and King Kong will be on display.
The main feature of the exhibition is the work of New Zealand artist Greg Broadmore, who created the fictional universe of Dr Grordbort's and Dr Grordbort's Infallible Aether Oscillators, which have been developed by Weta Workshop as a line of art collectibles. The rayguns are 1:1 scale antique styled sci-fi hand weapon props, evoking the nostalgia of a lost age of exploration and discovery.
Taylor, Rodger and Broadmore have also developed Dr Grordbort's into the areas of merchandising and publishing and hope to create a feature film of this world.
The Exceptional Exhibition will run from December 5 to January 15 at the Sichuan Provincial Museum in Chengdu. A VIP opening involving New Zealand and Chinese dignitaries will be held on December 4. They will be joined by film and art community luminaries.