From novel to screen, bringing Tolkien's imagination to life. Alan Lee (conceptual Artist/Set Decorator) will give an illustrated talk.
Alan is responsible for the fifty watercolour illustrations in the centenary editions of The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien's Ring and The Hobbit and has been providing conceptual sketches for the design of The Lord of the Rings filmic trilogy. Alan has had a long preoccupation with the Celtic and Norse myths which influenced Tolkien. Examples of Alan Lee's conceptual sketches, designs and digital artwork are currently on display in The Lord of the Rings exhibition (www.tepapa.govt.nz) at Te Papa.
Cost: Friends of Te Papa $8.00, Guests $12.00