Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Monster Time at Art Gallery; Movie Marvels Are Brought to Life

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Monster Time at Art Gallery; Movie Marvels Are Brought to Life

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Byline: JOSEPHINE GILLESPIE josephine.gillespie@qt.com.au

SO REALISTIC they look like they could spring to life at any second, animatronic movie marvels have taken over the Ipswich Art Gallery.

Gallery operations manager Sharon Marsh said as part of the How to Make a Monster exhibi- tion, visitors could discover the skills and processes that went into bringing a creature from the written page to the silver screen.

The exhibition features the work of Academy Award winner John Cox and creations from his Gold Coast-based company John Cox's Creature Workshop, such as models from Pitch Black, George of the Jungle 2, Crocodile Dundee and Inspector Gadget, along with a cast of cuddly and creepy extras from the movies.

Ms Marsh said the travelling exhibition had found fans from Western Australia, to New Zealand and America.

C[pounds sterling]The thing that I think appeals is the intricacy of the sculptures,C[yen] Ms Marsh said. C[pounds sterling]The artists have painstakingly crafted them to be as life-like as possible, but they may only appear on the screen for two to three seconds. …

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