1st Steampunk Exhibition in NZ
In November 2009 The League of Victorian Imagineers in association with the Oamaru Heritage Celebrations opened the 1st Steampunk Exhibition to be held in New Zealand. It was held at the Forrester Gallery. Thousands came to see it. They came from all over the country to see it. It is the most popular exhibition the Forrester Gallery has every had.
Weta Workshops sent all of their Dr Grordborts exhibits and ray guns lending us memorable support. Their General Manager Tim Launder came to the opening. Oamaru became the centre of Steampunk in New Zealand.
Here are some photos of that exhibition. For the Weta Workshop exhibits please see the selection at Dr Grordbort
Iain Henderson is a Dunedin based Jeweller.
Vaune Mason is a jeweller based in Wellington
Andy Galaxy is an Oamaru based graphic designer
Chris Meder is a Dunedin based sculptor
Bosca is a silver backed gorilla
The Chopper, 14 foot long.
Donald Paterson is an Oamaru based sculptor
Steampunk Tractor created by Donald and Brian De Geest
Donna Demente is an Oamaru based artist
Iain Clark is an Oamaru based manufacturing Jeweller and inspiration for the Steampunk movement in Oamaru
Jack Black is a Dunedin based artist
Jac Grenfell is an Oamaru based graphic artist and film maker
John is an Auckland based inventor and sculptor
This daring hands on contraption certainly gave the impression of travelling through time
Helen Jansen created the Oamaru penny farthing dirigible inspired by Andy Galaxy
Chris Meder's kakapo is in front