Saturday 10th June
9am - 7.30pm



Saturday 3rd June – Sunday 11th June


White Cloud Worlds

Academy Exhibition
Saturday 3rd June - Sunday 11th June
10am - 5pm Daily
Free Admission



A celebration of fantastical creatures great and small
Saturday 3rd June - Sunday 11th June
10am - 5pm Daily
Free Admission

White Cloud Worlds Presents

Industry of Imagination

Inspiration and education from masters of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Pop Surrealism.



Talks, Panels and inspiration!


Tickets on Sale Now!
Saturday 10th June ­ 9am  –  ­ 7.30pm

Massey University
The Old Museum Building
Entrance D
Tasman Street

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White Cloud Worlds Academy Exhibition
Creature Creature
Massey Universe
Pretty Ugly


Free Admission
Saturday 3rd June  –  Sunday 11th June – 10am – 5pm Daily
Opening Night 3rd June

Academy Galleries
1 Queens Wharf

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Alien creatures by design
Wayne Barlowe
Peculiar Portraits
Tara McPherson
Designing characters and worlds in service of story
Armand S. Baltazar
Pop Toy Design
Tanya Marriott + Garry Buckley
Zbrush Creature Design
Andrew Baker


Tickets on Sale 5th April
Saturday 3rd June  – Sunday 11th June

Massey University
Te Ara Hihiko
Entrance E
Tasman Street

 Tickets available 5th April

‘Industry of Imagination’ brings together a spectacular line-up of leading international and local artists from the worlds of science fiction, fantasy
and pop surrealism.
Now into its second year, this Wellington event shares how these experts create imaginary worlds for film, television, publishing and games.

Conference Guests and Speakers

Vance Kovacs

Concept Designer
The Jungle Book, War for the planet of the apes, Snow White and the hunstman, Thor, Riddick

Armand S. Baltazar

Author, Art director, Concept Designer, Background Artist
Timeless, The Prince of Egypt, The Road to Eldorado, Sinbad, Shark Tale, Flushed Away, Princess and the Frog, Brave, Inside Out

Wayne Barlowe

Author, Painter, Concept Designer
Avatar, Hellboy, Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkhaban, Harry Potter and the goblet of fire, Shadow of Mordor, The Hobbit, Pacific Rim

Tara McPherson

Pop-Surreal artist
The New York Times, Esquire, Vanity Fair, Elle, Marie Claire, Hi-Fructose, Juxtapoz, DC Comics, Warner Brothers, Cirque du Soleil, Dark Horse Comics, Kidrobot

Ben Milsom

Director/Production Designer Thunderbirds

Vaune Mason

Jeweller, small object maker and production designer.

Dan Lemmon

Visual Effects Supervisor Weta Digital : Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Phoebe Morris

Freelance Illustrator

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Commencing with the opening of NZ ComicCon on June 3rd, we are excited to showcase four fantastic exhibitions featuring drawings, paintings, sculpture and design from sci-fi, fantasy and pop surreal genres.


If you love the challenge of creating your own worlds and characters, the ‘ Industry of Imagination’ masterclasses are  the place to turn your art and imagination into a reality.