The muka prints roadshow will be at Sarjeant on the Quay on Saturday, November 17, 10.30am4.30pm, but for the first time the muka prints will be on display without Frans and Magda. In November 1987 at muka studio, Frans Baetens and Magda Van Gilsorganised an exhibition of original artworks exclusively for people under 19. It was intended as a one-off, but due to popular demand the concept was repeated time and again.
Now in its 32nd year and its 17th year at the Sarjeant, it has become a major New Zealand art event. But with Frans now 85 and Magda 73, while still committed, they are taking a bit of a step back. Every year they have travelled the country from Invercargill to Auckland giving New Zealand youngsters the opportunity to build their own personal art collection. This year they have had to trim the tour so the muka prints will be at the Sarjeant without them. Instead the Friends of the Sarjeant will run the event.
The simple rules of the muka print roadshow are:
Forty original, signed and numbered lithographs by 20 artists on show.
Names and signatures of the artists are covered.
Only people under 19 can see, select and eventually buy a maximum of three works for their own collection or for a school
All works carry the same $75 price tag.
Check out muka.co.nz/youthprints.html