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If you know anyone who was entering FAKES & FORGERIES, please pass on this *NEW WEB-SITE Address at: www.mangawekagallery.com asap -
So, Get your skates on! Entries for FAKES & FORGERIES must be in by Weds 11th October - for the Grande Opening on Sat 21st of October 2023 - Same day as Mangaweka Mega, Markets, Book-Fair, Townwide Garage Sales and LIVE Music! + more!! All on the same day!!
There is heaps more info right here on the Coastalartstrail Events pages OR visit the NEW 'Yellow Church' Gallery website at:
SO to the Gallery... Lookout for the brightly painted 'Yellow Church' building, being the former Presbyterian Church, now the creative studio of Resident Artist/Photographer & Musician Richard Aslett since his chance discovery and purchase back in 2006.
Mangaweka "Yellow Church' Gallery is also the home of the now 'infamous' two yearly 'Fakes & Forgeries' festival and Art exhibitions, Entries for 2023 now encouraged for the Grand Opening on Sat 21st October (Labour Weekend!)! Having attracted entries from all over NZ/Aotearoa as well as Australia, the UK and even a couple from the good old US of A! making ''Fakes & Forgeries' a truly international Artists' event!
The "Yellow Church" Gallery is full of many differing Artworks from Richard and a vast array of other local & international Artists. You will find Paintings, Photography, Ceramics, Wood-Turning, Screen-Prints, Fridge Magnets, Gift Cards, Post Cards, Sculpture, Books and even Music CD's, plus other Arty Nick-Nacks and curious things of intertest, to be viewed and purchased.
Serving in the Gallery you will usually find Richard and quite possibly his trusty 'Apprentice' Michael Cathels, often in their now trademark kiwiana 'Walk-Shorts and Socks' - a fashion venture that started out as an April Fools joke, yet after much admiration & positive comments from the ladies (and even a few men!) their stylish iconic looks soon captured the imagination of the 'NZ Today Magazine' which ran a feature in 2021. This led to an interview on National Radio RNZ ... and in turn an appearance in 2022 on TV3's 'The Project' with presenter Jesse Mulligan getting in on the act too! Worth a watch for the Laugh!
Those of you who get up earlier in the morning may well also recall Richard presenting the Weather on TV1's Breakfast Show, during the original Covid lockdowns in 2020.
Richard is also an experienced Musician, having played in many bands, right from the original Punk days of the 70's right through to today. He now plays drums and sings for the four-piece live pop & rock band. 'New Variants!' - He has also appeared on New Zealand's Got Talent, being invited back to play at the Final, then the X-Factor and more recently made a brief appearance on the TV2's revamped 'Popstars' program.
The 'Yellow Church' Gallery also puts on Regular Exhibitions from established and emerging artists. Should you be interested in exhibiting, please contact Richard, preferably via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org , with some samples of your works. Thanks.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Thank you, Richard & Co, Mangaweka "Yellow Church" Gallery, SH1.