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The Art of Star Wars exhibition in Finland

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    May 6, 2001
    The Art of Star Wars exhibition
    Helsinki, Finland
    Art Museum Tennis Palace
    August 15, 2001 - January 13, 2002

    Anthony Daniels
    Doug Chiang (Design Director)
    Lorne Peterson (ILM Chief Model Maker)

    The Art of Star Wars exhibition and tour were organized by the Barbican Centre, London in collaboration with Lucasfilm Ltd. All of the objects (200) in this exhibition are on loan from the Archives of Lucasfilm Ltd.

    The Art of Star Wars is the major event this autumn at the Art Museum Tennis Palace. It is a tribute to the numerous artists and movie professionals who, together with director George Lucas, created the Star Wars universe known throughout the world.

    The exhibition illustrates the art of filmmaking from numerous perspectives. The exhibits include production paintings and concept desings by Ralph McQuerrie, who created the look and feel of the original Star Wars trilogy, and Doug Chiang, who was responsible for the visual world of The Phantom Menace. The significant contibution of model makers is illustrated with several scale models and mock-ups, including the Millennium Falcon, the X-wing and TIE fighters, and a full-scale model of Anakin's Podracer from The Phantom Menace.

    An entire section is dedicated to the sounds and music of Star Wars, with special sound effects created by sound designer Ben Burtt. Sound is also a key feature of the installation showcasing the dark spectre of Darth Vader, which also supplements the extensive costumes section. The most famous costumes from the original trilogy included in the exhibition are those of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, and Chewbacca. Also on display are the costumes for Darth Maul and the elaborate gowns of Queen Amidala and her handmaidens, designed by Iain McCaig and Trisha Biggar for The Phantom Menace.

    The extraordinary aliens of the films come to life in a section which traces their evolution from first concept desings and scale models down to the final characters. This section especially highlights the creative process behind the characters of Yoda, Jar Jar Binks, and Jabba the Hutt. The exhibition also presents the loveable droids C-3PO and R2-D2, both in concept designs and full-scale models.

    In the interactive section, visitors can further explore the Star Wars universe by surfing the official homepages of the movies at, and play the latest Star Wars games.

    The Art of Star Wars also includes several ancillary events. In conjunction with the opening of the exhibition, a panel of Star Wars artists will talk about their work with the public. The panel discussion will be opened by a series of talks, which will introduce visitors to the world of filmmaking from different angles. In addition, musical performances and programme designed especially for children and families will be featured.

    SWTK: [link=]Finnish Star Wars Collectors Club [/link]
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    May 6, 2001
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