22nd Fab Fakes competition underway

2019 Fab Fakes grand prize winner, Phil Meatchem, with his forgery of Giacono Grosso’s ‘La Femme’ Photo: TLAS

Entries for Tuggerah Lakes Art Society’s (TLAS) 2020 Fab Fakes exhibition are now open.

An art contest with a twist, Fab Fakes is open to artists across the country and challenges them to reproduce a work from the Old Masters.

Originally started to teach aspiring local artists the principles of art making, TLAS has been running Fab Fakes since 1998.

Now in its 22nd year, Fab Fakes is to return to The Art House Wyong with a new collection of radiant replicas, striking simulations and counterfeit counterparts, lovingly produced by artists Australia wide, with the only proviso being that the artist being emulated must have been dead for at least 70 years.

Artists Peter Tassell and Yve Close will be the judges once again this year.

“In essence, the exhibition is one of ‘legal forgeries’, so what better way to get your hands on a masterpiece at just a fraction of the price of the original,” TLAS Art Director, Gail Brigden said.

The exhibition will open at The Art House on October 2, with this year’s prizes to be presented on opening night.

Dilon Luke

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