This was the Designer Day preceding the Awards night on the 23rd of September both New Zealand and overseas finalists were able to meet and mingle over a day of talks seminars demonstrations and backstage awareness.

The directors of the show Mike Mizrahi and Marie Adams are the show directors of the WOW Awards – they gave a half hour talk on their insight into their roles and creative environment – then a backstage tour of the TSB Banks Arena including wardrobe/ hair designer /choreography
Lunch at the Museum of Art and History and then three keynote speakers the first is Reuben Paterson – one of NZ most dynamic Artists who inspired the theme of GLITTER for WOW 2016 the second speaker Elizabeth Whiting designs character costumes and Dylan Mulder is a four times finalist using digital media and 3 D printing technologies.
WETA workshop that has over 160 films they have worked on includin AVATAR and LORD OF THE RINGS gave a two hour demonstration on prosthetics and a devilish sculpting of sword scars on any of us who ever wanted to be a Troll or an Elf or a Hobbit. The day was complete with a talk from Denise Tetreault who is the director of Cirque de Soleil – she is the lifecycle Costumery and Creative Spaces Director
What can I say – BRILLIANT and INSPIRATIONAL
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