Prints road­show

Whanganui Midweek - - COMMUNITY LINK -

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

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