Remembering The Remarkable | National WOW Museum & Nelson Classic Car Gallery

Remembering The Remarkable

National WOW MuseumDaily: 10am - 5pm


The late Golden Bay artist and jewellery designer Claire Prebble will be this summer’s featured artist at the National WOW Museum from now until the end of February.

Prebble was a regular contributor to WOW, becoming the youngest-ever Supreme Award winner in 2004. She passed away in 2015, aged 29. However, her legacy lives on through her remarkable work.

As well as her many WOW achievements, Claire interned for Alexander McQueen and worked for Weta Workshop on costumes for movies such as Avatar, The Amazing Spider-man 2, Elysium, The Hobbit, Transformers and Prince Caspian – culminating with her becoming Head of Design of Costume for Weta Workshop. She also contributed to the international fashion industry with her intricate detailing work.

“Claire was an incredible creative, having achieved in her lifetime more than most,” says WOW CEO Gisella Carr. “With the blessing of Claire’s family we feel very lucky to present a special memorial collection of Claire’s world-class work.”

Seven of her garments will be displayed, including her last-ever design The Warrioress of Light.

We have placed the garments for all to see in the foyer of our Museum so no entry fee applies.