WRITE-UP: Fakes & Forgeries 2019/20. Artworks and Markets delight attendees in Mangaweka - FULL WINNERS LIST Below!
Hot sunny weather saw large crowds build as Mangaweka put on it's two-yearly 'Fakes & Forgeries' festival on Saturday. The main events were the 'Combined Districts School's' Art Exhibition in the Village Hall and the 'Open Entry' Fakes & Forgeries Art exhibition in the 'Yellow Church' Gallery. The latter saw local Artist Marty Loughnan take out the top Adult prize, from over 50 fascinating entries that had arrived from all over New Zealand, plus one from America! Marty's impressive 3D creation was a life sized, head and shoulders replica of a statue of Sir Edmund Hillary, complete with a real Himalayan scarf and crisp five dollar Hillary bank-note. Winner of the 'Open Children's' section was also a local, with Jasmin Dorrian's water-colour take on Gustav Klimt's Mother & Child. Also on display on the day (and also for the duration of the exhibition), is an extraordinary "Colin McCahon" reproduction of the 'Stolen Urewera Triptych' which was created by Whanganui Artist Ahu Te Ua.
Attendees and Seasonal gift hunters were kept interested on the day with Christmas Markets in the Museum grounds and a huge Book-Fair in the Fire Station. Recently arrived Artist in town Richard Fuller also opened his doors and had many viewers through his art studio. Back down at the Village Hall Marton Artist, Julie Oliver, kept youngsters entertained helping with the creation of three brand-new large Murals, which will be placed on display at various locations in the township.
The district's schools exhibition saw over 100 inspiring entries, and though deciding on front-runners was a tough chore, the overall winners were; Jess Kirby with a take on Monet's Water Lilies in the years 1-4 and Atarau Finn- Waipaki with an intricate Riding Mouse on an Elephants back winning the year 5-8 section.
All around it was a fantastic day, with many out of towners travelling to the event, while others simply stopped in off the Highway to view and participate with the many Artistic and marketable activities.
The main Mangaweka 'Fakes & Forgeries' exhibition runs at the 'Yellow Church' Gallery until Sunday 9 February 2020. Many of the artworks and additional information will also be up on-line on Trade-Me for those unable to physically attend and view in Mangaweka.
Thanks to all the Artists who enteredtheir works into the exhibition and those who attended the opening.
PHOTO: 'Sir Ed" (left) looks on, as Adult section winner Marty Loughhan (middle) receives his winning Certificate from organiser Richard Aslett (right)
FULL LIST of WINNERS;
Combined Rangitikei District Schools- Fakes & Forgeries Placings for 2019
Junior Section Year 1 to 4
1st Place: Tess Kirby - Water Lillies - Papanui Junction School
2nd Place: Lael Lauridsen - Sun Flowers - Mangaweka School
3rd Place: Te Ihungaru Steedman - Sun Flowers - Moawhango School
Merit Award: Ester Coogan - Cat - Mataroa School
Senior Section Year 5 to 8
1st Place: Atarau Finn-Wipaki - The Riding Mouse - Mangaweka School
2nd Place: William Revell - Trees in Grey Weather - Papanui Junction School
3rd Place: Mariah Wipaki - Wounded Angel - Taoroa School
Merit Award: Madison Devane - Interesting People - St Josephs School
OPEN ENTRIES; Displayed at Mangaweka 'Yellow Church' Gallery till Sun 9th Feb 2020
16 and Under/Student Category; First; Jasmin Dorrian - Mother & Child (after Gustav Klimt)
Second; Atticus Gilbert - Homes of the Village (Paul Klee):
Third; Lacee Dorrian - Mona Lacee (Da Vinci)
ADULT SECTION: FIRST; Marty Loughnan - We Knocked the Bastard Off (after Bronze statue of Sir Ed Hillary)
Second; Tatyana Kulida - The Jewish Bride (Rembrandt)
Third; Barbara Clegg - Water Maidens & Serpent (Gustav Klimt)
Merit (1); Jesy - Elegant Lady (John Singer Sargeant)
Merit (2); John Neil - Manga-Weka Shroud (The Shroud of Turin)
Judges Were : Richard Aslett / Julie Oliver/ Michael Cathels & (Secret Artist) AnneHoneyMouseX
Thanks once more to all Artists who entered. There are some truly amazing artworks that did not quite make the top 3 (the Merits being for encouragement and uniqueness). Shame we can't award everyone a prize, but hopefully the Judges got it about right! Thanks again.
'Yellow Church' Gallery 6360 State Highway One Mangaweka RANGITIKEI
New Zealand 4746