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Mangaweka Fakes & Forgeries 2017

Mangaweka Fakes & Forgeries 2017

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  • Sat 4 Nov ’17, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 5 Nov ’17, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 12 Nov ’17, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 14 Jan ’18, 10:00am – 5:00pm


Mangaweka Gallery, 6360 State Highway One, Mangaweka


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Celebrating 10 years is Mangaweka Fakes & Forgeries 2017!

So it is time once again to dig out your artists' materials and get creating your artworks for a prize pool of over $555+ and a fun day of events, exhibitions, and even a Christmas Fayre in the Village Hall - Be sure to mark the 4th of November 2017 in your diaries Now!

The 4th of November sees the amazing village of Mangaweka holding it’s Biennial Fakes & Forgeries Art Exhibition and Festival of events, and this year, with an added twist of a spectacular Christmas Fayre to be held in the historic Village Hall.

The art exhibition is open to three groups, Adult section, 16 years and under, and a special collective schools category. The theme is simple; Create an exact replica, a copy with a twist, a work inspired by OR in the style of a famous artwork or Artist!

The event was first inspired by world famous art forger Karl Sim (aka Goldie) who was born in Mangaweka, in the Rangitikei district. His works went on to become major collectors and investment pieces after some of them were (allegedly!) signed with the signatures of other artists and sold on to the New Zealand art market in the last Millennium, sparking one of the longest trials in NZ history!

Karl Sim received a substantial fine and was ordered to do community work, yet he also craftily changed his name by deed pole to C.F. Goldie immediately after the trail. He went on to become well known for his cheeky pokes at the ‘established’ art world, and was often a guest speaker and presenter at Mangaweka’s and other big art events, being the subject of TV1’s ‘Close-up’ and many other newspaper and radio interviews, before his untimely departure to the big Art Studio in the Sky in October 2013.

Undeterred by his passing, Mangaweka continues to honour it’s most famous son with this fun art event for all the family. Artworks need to be completed and delivered to the historic “Yellow Church” Gallery on State Highway one, by Monday 30th of October, in preparation for the big opening event the following Saturday the 4th of November.

As traditional, there will be the actual exhibition, activities on the Museum grounds, with the Papa Cliff Cafe open for coffee and meals, with plans for entertainment in the evening. There will be at least one new large outdoor paintings to be revealed as part of the ongoing “Mangaweka Masterpiece’s” village open air and walk around art display project.

Plus as mentioned, this year will see Irene’s “Christmas Fayre” whereby participants are invited to bring along crafts and other produce for a pre-Christmas extravaganza of locally and nationally produced wares and tares.

For information on the art exhibition, contact Richard Aslett on 027 52 666 12.

For information on stalls etc on the “Christmas Fayre” contact Irene on 06 382 5886 or at tardisone@vodafone.co.nz

News Story: http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/93218012/the-fine-art-of-forgery-to-be-on-display The exhibitions runs until January 14th 2018.

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