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Mangaweka Fakes & Forgeries 2015

Well yet another well attended, and participated in Fakes & Forgeries event was had (and will be, with the ongoing exhibitions) by all in 2015 !

The weather was wonderful, the people were prodigious, and the Art was awesome.

There will be a fuller account described below, but first some thanks and then the results :-

We would like to thank all entrants, especially the area’s Schools (over 100 entries!); the Judges, Maree Brannigan and Michael Cathels; and Mayor Andy Watson for substantial sponsorship of the ‘combined schools’ art prize packs; The Taihape Arts Society for use of display boards. Also Bernie, Alison, Emma, Cathy & co. for helping out at various levels.

Many Thanks to all,

from your organiser Richard Aslett.



OK, to the  RESULTS !!!


The final Art results were (in reverse order) youngsters to adult:


‘Combined Schools’ section

Commended – Crista Farrell - (Taoroa School) - "Self Portrait"

Commended – Stella Drake - (Papanui School) - "The Papanui Hills"

Commended – Kevin Coogan – (St Joseph’s) - “Pop Art”

Highly Commended – Luka Leupolu – (Marton) – “Self Portrait”

Mertit – Amber Lowery – (Rangiwea School) – “Peep-O-Day”

BRONZE – Virginia Baird (Mangaweka) – Sunset by Lake

SILVER– Josh (Feilding & Districts Art School) - “Horse”

GOLD Kobey Fannin (Mataroa School) "Self Portrait" in the style of Picasso


‘Combined Schools’ PEOPLES CHOICE -Virginia Baird (Mangaweka) – Sunset by Lake


16 years and Under Section

BRONZEKarlis Zragulis (from Marton) “Ayrton Senna – Final Pole”

SILVER– Tyrese Martin (from Feilding) – “Native Man”

GOLD –  Zara Blake (from Clive, Hawkes Bay) – “Water Lillies” -Painting inspired by Monet


Adults Section

‘Different’ Merit – Allan Carter (from Mangaweka) – 2 x Full Size Lancia Copy Cars (after Lancia) Prize - certificate & Yellow Church Gallery Art Print

Merit – Colin Hoare (from Palmerston North) – ‘Blue Lady’ (after Picasso) Prize - Certificate & Yellow Church Gallery Art Print

BRONZE – Heina Petzold (from Wanganui) – ‘Darl, I found a Degas in the Attic (after Degas) - Prize - Certificate & $50 Cheque

SILVER - Sheila Pearson (from Wanganui) - Girl in Red Hat (after Vermeer) - Prize - Certificate & $100 Cheque

GOLD – Christine Fowler - (from Wanganui) -  Simpson and his Donkey – inspired by Horace Moore Jones - Prize - Certificate & $400 Cheque. 



More News & photo's to come soon. 

Thanks again for all who participated  in 2015 .....

Perhaps about time to start thinking about your entries for 2017  :-)


Entry Details 2015 - Closed 08/11/15 - Start Preparing for 2017!! 

It’s time to get creating your favourite masterpiece, to be in to win over $500 worth of prizes in Mangaweka Fakes & Forgeries 2015.

This year there are three categories of entry. Adult (open), 16 years and under, and a new “Combined Schools” section* (please contact us for requirements and details if your school is interested* special conditions of commitment and assistance apply)

Art works and entry forms need to be in by Sunday the 8th of November, in preparation for the big day on Saturday the 14th of November!

Entry forms are below (simply right click and save, then print to fit page at A4 size). So get CREATING NOW!!




Entry Form for the 2015 Mangaweka Fakes & Forgeries

 (simply right click and save, then print to fit on page at A4 size).

Mangaweka Fakes & Forgeries 2015  :  Categories & Prizes


1) Adults - 1st “Top Forgery” $400 : Runner-up  $100 : 3rd $50 Cash Prizes!

2) 16 years & Under - 1st & Runner up - Canvases and Art Materials Prizes

3) Collective School Category – Various Canvases and Art Materials Prizes

4) “People’s Choice” All Categories Public Vote During Exhibition $25 Voucher


Entries will be Exhibited at Mangaweka “Yellow Church” Gallery, SH1


Conditions and Rules of Entry


1.       This Exhibition is a fun event, open to ANY scurrilous beginners or professional Artists who have longed for the excuse to copy a favourite piece Art. Please, NOTHING that is totally original. Works can be identical replicas, Copies With a Twist, “Inspired-By” or “in the style of” a previous (famous) Artist and/or Painting/Art work.

2.       Works must have been created in the last 20 months & be signed by the entering Artist,

3.       Paintings, Photography, Ceramics, Prints, Woven, Knitted, What-ever! Be creative! Just make sure if it is not bigger than 1.2m sq for hung work, or for an instillation type work, that it can be moved by one person (anything bigger, Contact FIRST and be prepared to come help! )

4.       All works entered (excepting Collective Schools) must be priced, and must be for sale.

Price entered to include a 33.3% commission (inc GST). Artist receives 66.6% of sale price.

5.       All wall mounted works must be strung and ready to hang, and any paint be DRY!.

6.       All works must be clearly labelled, in this order with; Artists Name; Contact Info (address and phone number) Title of Work; Inspired By; Medium; Aprox Size and Sale Price. Label attached to the work by string/fishing line, so it can hang over the top for easy identification.

7.       Once entry form has been submitted, & data is entered in our system, sorry but

NO further alterations to price/description etc permitted thereafter. Thanks.

8.       Whilst extreme care will be taken, It is the responsibility of the artist to insure their work for the duration of the exhibition and during transit.

9.       Entry fees; Adults $20 first piece, $15 a second, and $10 for a third * - 16 year and under/Student $5 first piece, $4 a second, and $3 for a third. * *Must all be by same entrant and total paid in total in one single amount.  Maximum of Three Entries Total per individual Artist in all categories.

10.   Make cheques out to; Richard Aslett. Cash/Eftpos payment available on site.

Internet banking on request. No Credit Card facility.

11.   Entry forms alone with full payment can be sent anytime from now (with work sent later).

12.   Courier Delivery of Works (including entry forms & full payment) anytime from 1st to 8th. November 2015. Works can be personally delivered to the Gallery, yet can ONLY be accepted on weekends (please phone in advance to guarantee) from 1st September 2015 Final closing is at 5pm Sunday the 8th Nov 2011. Can be Couriered /Delivered to ;

Fakes & Forgeries, Mangaweka “Yellow Church” Gallery, SH1 (PO Box 56), Rangitikei 4746.

13.    Entry is on condition that works can be photographed for a possible catalogue/book

Archival and/or promotional purposes for this and any future arts events and publications.

14.  We aim to exhibit all works entered, unless overtly original (!), offensive, or not complying with rules!. No refunds of any fees submitted, even in unlikely event of non-display.

15.   The Judging panel will consist of Richard Aslett, and two other “Special Guests”. Judges decision is final. No correspondence entered into. Adult cash, and other prizes, as above.

16.   All works to remain on display for the full duration of the Exhibition

From  Saturday 12th November 2015  to  Sunday the 17th January 2016.

17.   All works (not sold) must be uplifted on weekends within four weeks of close ie; by 5pm Sun 14th Feb 2015. Late collection of work (without prior-agreed arrangement) will incur a storage and retrieval fee of $5 per week (or part thereof).

18.   Entry to this exhibition confirms acceptance of all above rules in their entirety. Have fun, and get started on your works NOW! Thanks.