Make-up Museum

The Make-up Museum showcases famous works from film, television and advertising, created by make-up industry leaders. The museum often features rare photo collections, movie memorabilia and pieces from special make-up effects studios. Past contributors have included the Stan Winston Studio, Mike Hill, W.M. Creations, Creative Character, KNB EFX Group, the Chiodo Bros., Creature Effects and many others. The museum is your chance to see make-up history up close.

Los Angeles

Mike McCarty curated the 2016 IMATS Los Angeles Make-up Museum. He has worked on movies including Sin City, Hostel; The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe; GrindhouseThe Mist and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

He was assisted by Adrian Rigby and Nick Wiinikka.

Contact Michael Key at [email protected] if you are interested in exhibiting at the 2017 Los Angeles museum.


New York

Josh Turi will curate the 2016 IMATS New York Make-up Museum. He is an Emmy Award-winning make-up artist. His New Jersey-based company, Designs to Deceive, has provided make-up, make-up effects, prosthetics and custom props for film, television and theater for more than two decades. His credits include key artist and lab tech for Saturday Night Live, prosthetic designer and department head for Orange is the New Black and prosthetic designer and department head for Mathew Barney’s River of Fundament.

Contact Josh Turi via email at [email protected] if you are interested in exhibiting at the 2017 New York museum.


Adrian Rigby will curate the 2016 IMATS London Make-up Museum. A former postman for the United Kingdom’s Royal Mail, Rigby trained as a make-up artist in 1995 at Preston College in Lancashire. After taking one of Nick Dudman’s short prosthetic make-up courses, Rigby got a job on Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in 2001. He continued to work as a prosthetic make-up artist and wigmaker through the final Harry Potter films. His recent work includes Doctor Who, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Game of Thrones, The Legend of Tarzan and Morgan. He is currently working on Star Wars: Episode VIII.

Contact Adrian Rigby via email at [email protected] if you are interested in exhibiting at the 2017 London museum.


Gideon Hay curated the 2016 IMATS Vancouver Make-up Museum. He has worked on TV series, movies, stop-motion and CG animation projects, public art, prototype toys and maquettes. A few career highlights include working on Deep Rising, episodes of The X-Files, Stargate, the second and third X-Men movies, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, the second and third Night at the Museum films, Snakes on a Plane and Slither. Hay works as a freelance sculptor and teaches sculpture in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Contact Gideon Hay via email at [email protected] if you are interested in exhibiting at the 2016 Vancouver museum.


Ian Morse will curate the 2016 IMATS Toronto Make-up Museum. He is an instructor at College of Makeup Art & Design with 28 years of experience in sculpting, moldmaking and prosthetics. His work can be seen in films such as The Little Shop of Horrors, Saving Private Ryan, The League of Extraordinary Gentleman, 28 Weeks Later, Alexander, Hellboy II: The Golden Army and War Horse.

Contact Ian Morse via email at [email protected] if you are interested in exhibiting at the 2016 Toronto museum.


Tyrone Finlay curated the 2015 IMATS Sydney Make-up Museum. Based south of Sydney, make-up artist Finlay has freelanced as Finlay Makeup and Effects for advertising, film and television productions. He has also made props, molds and commissioned sculptures. Finlay owns TFX Studios (which sells customized saber accessories) and the MFX Makeup Store, which produces a range of customized gelatin prosthetic appliances and online how-to videos. He has taught special make-up effects at various locations and is a Certificate IV Trainer and Assessor.

Contact Tyrone Finlay at [email protected] if you are interested in exhibiting at the 2016 Sydney museum.


Highlights from past Make-up Museum displays