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Meet the Amazing Artists Behind Our Prints


Sun 28 Apr 2013, 1:00pm–3:00pm

Where: The Weta Cave, 1 Weka St, Miramar, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Weta Workshop

Come to the Weta Cave and meet the talented artists behind Weta's range of art prints from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

- Ben Wootten
- Gus Hunter
- Nick Keller
- Paul Tobin

Take the opportunity to have a chat with these world class concept artists and get your prints signed by them.

Ben Wootten worked for Weta on the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy as well as King Kong. He is the designer behind The Balrog, Ringwraith and Steed, Striders Sword and Gandalfs Glamdring. More recently he is the artist behind the 'Disturber of the Peace' art print, the first in a series of Art prints themed on Lord of the Rings and 'The Hobbit'

Gus Hunter has been with Weta since 2000 and has worked on concept art for 'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe' and was Senior Concept artist on 'King Kong' as well as off course 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit'. Gus is the Artist behind 'Sunrise Upon Edoras', 'Riddles in the Dark', 'An Unexpected Journey' and 'Flight to the Ford'.

Nick Keller joined Weta Workshop in 2006 as a concept designer. His most recent work was on 'The Hobbit', but he has also been involved in 'The Chronicles of Narnia', 'Under the Mountain', 'Avatar' and 'Indiana Jones 4'. Nick created the beautiful print 'Out of the Fire - Eagles Rescue' featuring the giant eagles rescuing Gandalf and the Dwarves from the flaming tree.

Paul Tobin joined Weta in 2003 as conceptual designer, working on such iconic projects as the two Narnia Films and King Kong. He has also published two volumes of 'White Cloud Worlds' and anthology of New Zealand Fantasy and Science Fictions design. Paul is the artist behind our latest print 'Dawn Counsel at Rivendel'.

Images of the prints can be found on our website.

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