Artist and designer Greg Broadmore is the creator of Dr. Grordbort's a retro-science fiction universe of rayguns, rocketships and raw male idiocy.
Lead conceptual designer on the film District 9, he has also worked on King Kong, The Chronicles of Narnia and Black Sheep amongst many others in his 10 year career at New Zealand's Academy Award winning Weta Workshop.
From simple beginnings, Broadmore's creations have taken on a life of their own. With the patronage of Weta Creative Director, Richard Taylor, the idea to create something more took form. Fantastical creatures, tanks, buffoons, gorgeous ladies and godless extra-terrestrials, coalesced to form this satirical sci-fi world.
Two books, screeds of art, scribblings and dozens of art pieces later, we can finally show the depth and scope of his imagninatively unrestrained world.
The future was certainly brighter in the good old days (at least for humans) thanks to Greg Broadmore
Dr. Grordbort's Exceptional Exhibition brings together at last, the enormous breadth of work created at Weta Workshop from Greg Broadmore's mesmerising science fiction universe.
Propagandist paintings depict the heroic conquest of our solar system, bizarre alien trophies and arcane illustrations of curious weapons and contraptions, Dr. Grordbort's Exceptional Exhibition reveals a world of unique imagination, inspired by classic science fiction. All with tongue firmly in cheek.
The Exceptional Exhibition is an exhibition unlike anything before it, yet firmly planted in the pop culture ingrained in us all.