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Behind-The-Scenes of BBC and HBO’s Multi-Award-Winning His Dark Materials


The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in Swansea is delighted to present, in partnership with Bad Wolf, a look behind-the-scenes of BBC and HBO’s multi-award-winning His Dark Materials. Based on Philip Pullman’s award-winning trilogy of novels, the series concludes with the third and final season later this year.


For the first time in this major exhibition, visitors will be able to see costumes, concept art, Visual Effects footage, props and more from across all three seasons.


The exhibition will fill the gallery’s beautiful Atrium and Room 8 and 9 on the first floor. In the Atrium space visitors can see key props such as the alethiometer, the subtle knife, and the amber spyglass, as well as larger set pieces such as the Cittàgazze angels, Magisterium banners, and Lord Asriel’s projector. In Rooms 8 and 9, there will be the opportunity to see intricate costumes from characters across all three seasons, as well as concept boards, illustrations, videos and Visual Effects sequences showing the full spectrum of creativity involved in bringing the stories to life. This exhibition will not only celebrate Philip Pullman’s brilliant trilogy and Bad Wolf’s fantastic television adaptation, but also the importance of artistry and creativity in all its forms that contribute to bringing a TV series to life.


Running from 2nd December 2022 - 23rd April 2023


Image Credit: Rob Melen

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