Sir Richard Taylor has been named the Supreme Winner at the Wellingtonian of the Year Awards. As well as taking out the Arts category, the CEO and co-founder of Weta Workshop won the award for outstanding contribution to the entertainment and creative industries.
Almost 400,000 visitors have seen his most recent project, a collaboration between Te Papa and Weta Workshop, called “Gallipoli: The Scale of our War” which marks the World War I centenary.
The ground-breaking exhibition tells the story through the eyes and words of eight ordinary New Zealanders who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances, at 2.4 times the human size.
The giant sculptures took a staggering 24,000 hours to create. Cutting-edge technology was also used to create 3-D maps and projections, miniatures, models, dioramas, and a range of interactive experiences that bring New Zealand’s Gallipoli story to life.