A new display is garnering attention at the TIFF Lightbox, and it's an eclectic array of medieval tools, clothes, and the like – the new "Game of Thrones" exhibition will be showcased until March 18th.
The exhibit features costumes, weaponry, props, photography, and video from the set of HBO’s epic fantasy "Game of Thrones," including never-before-seen items. Located in the expansive main-floor HSBC Gallery at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, and designed and staged by TIFF’s world-class exhibitions team, Game of Thrones: The Exhibition showcases a wealth of material from HBO’s global production, including: six costumes, props symbolic of major plot twists, an assortment of weaponry, tableware and banners that illustrate the series’ distinctive Houses, gorgeous still photography from Seasons 1 and 2, and behind-the-scenes videos of the designers and craftspeople who bring Westeros to life. Major highlights include the costume of Melisandre, a character that will be introduced in the upcoming season, and the Iron Throne itself, which can be photographed by visitors inclined to play King or Queen.
"This is the first time these items have been presented anywhere in the world… this is an exclusive, unique opportunity for Canadians and Torontonians to engage with these items from the set," said Scott Campbell, manager of communications for HBO Canada, to The Canadian Press. "I think people are going to be really amazed at the level of artistry and craft that goes into creating the costumes. And for someone who's more of a casual or curious or potential fan, they can come down and by going through the exhibition get a real sense of what the show is all about."
The exhibit is free – you can get tickets by going in person to the box office or by calling 416-599-8433.