Entries Now Open for 2018

May 9, 2018By gcdc20162015, News No Comments

Weta Workshop Opens Entries for 5th Annual Design Competition Howling vortexes. Drowned cities. Giant writhing creatures and stunning steampunk scenes. Each year, Weta Workshop calls for New Zealand tertiary students to turn their imaginations into stellar pieces of art for the Gwangmyeong Concept Design Competition (GCDC). In store for the winner: a creatively inspiring trip … Read More

Entries Now Open for 2017

May 15, 2017By gcdc20162016, News No Comments

It gets bigger and better every year. Weta Workshop has opened the 2017 call for entries for the annual Gwangmyeong Concept Design Competition. Up for grabs? An incredible trip to South Korea with Weta Workshop CEO and Co-founder, Richard Taylor. Now in its fourth year, the competition is a rare opportunity for New Zealand’s next … Read More

Architecture Student Wins GCDC 2016

October 2, 2016By gcdc20162016, News No Comments

  The verdict is in. Weta Workshop has named Chow Qin Yi the New Zealand winner of the 2016 Gwangmyeong Concept Design Competition, an international art contest seeking the next generation of conceptual design stars from New Zealand and Korea. Chosen by a panel consisting of Weta Workshop Creative Director Richard Taylor and senior artists … Read More

Wacom offers additional GCDC prizes

August 23, 2016By gcdc20162015, News 1 Comment

The 2016 Gwangmyeong Concept Design Competition, and the hunt for New Zealand and Korea’s next star of conceptual design, is in full swing. Weta Workshop, the Wellington design studio and practical effects facility heading the Kiwi limb of the competition, is pleased to announce that tablet company Wacom has generously come on board with incredible … Read More

2016 call for entries now open

August 11, 2016By gcdc20162015, News No Comments

Calling creative Kiwis: Entries are now open for the 2016 Gwangmyeong Concept Design Competition. Now in its third year, Weta Workshop fronts the local division of this international competition that fosters creativity and collaboration between New Zealand and Korea. At the same time as budding Kiwi artists spin their imagination into illustration, their Korean counterparts … Read More

Interview with Tahiwi Hunt

August 9, 2016By gcdc20162015, News No Comments

Tahiwi was one of our Kiwi entrants of last year’s Gwangmyeong Concept Design Competition. Although he didn’t win (he was awarded a very respectable runner-up), his work caught Richard’s eye and he was invited into Weta Workshop for an interview. One thing led to another, and Tahiwi can now be found deep in the Workshop … Read More

Nurturing bright stars across the globe

January 29, 2016By gcdc20162015, News No Comments

When Yoojin Seong put the final touches on her fantastical, magenta-hued water world, it was hard to see herself working with a design and effects company 9000 kilometres away from her home in Seoul. But that’s exactly what happened. Yoojin, along with fellow designer Si-heon Kim, took out top honours at the 2015 Gwangmyeong International … Read More

Design’s next gen heads underground

October 11, 2015By gcdc20162015, News No Comments

Now in its second year, the Gwangmyeong City Design Competition continues to forge a collaborative, creative relationship between South Korea and New Zealand. Last week, Richard travelled to Gwangmyeong with this year’s winner, Massey University Visual Communication Design Student, Daniel Voss. The pair weren’t alone. Joining them was Wellington City Councillor, Simon Marsh, there to … Read More