Riff Raff Public Arts Trust


Riff Raff Public Arts Trust

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"I think perhaps you better both... come inside."

Riff Raff welcomes you to his virtual presence.

This website is the online home of the statue of Riff Raff that resides in the Southend of Victoria St in Hamilton, New Zealand. His plaque reads:

It’s astounding!

Where we stand is the birthplace of

The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

On this site stood The Embassy Theatre, the home of Hamilton's ‘Late Night Double Feature Picture Show’ and the barber shop where Richard O'Brien cut hair and daydreamed from 1959 to 1964. 

Riff Raff is a character in the Rocky Horror Show and The Rocky Horror Picture Show movie, written by Richard O'Brien.  

The statue is a cast bronze sculpture created by Weta Workshop,  designed by Greg Broadmore, sculpted by Brigitte Wuest and engineered by Dave Irons.

He is curated and was installed by the Waikato Museum of Art and History on behalf of his owner, the Hamilton City Council. He was commissioned and then gifted to the city by Mark Servian and the Riff Raff Public Arts Trust with the assistance of The Perry Foundation.

Riffraffstatue.org is a celebration of the Riff Raff statue, Richard O'Brien and Hamilton's links to The Rocky Horror Show. This website opened to the public in 2006 on the second anniversary of Riff Raff's unveiling at midnight on Friday, 26 November, 2004. It is operated by The Riff Raff Public Art Trust with the support of Arts Waikato, The Perry Foundation and the Hamilton City Council.

A lot more material and features are yet to come. To receive occasional updates and news, email rkotower "at" riffraffstatue.org or befriend 'RiffRaff Statue' on Facebook.

Feel free to explore.

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