“Flowers” by Dutch artist Jan Davidsz de Heem

Fab Fakes is the most anticipated of exhibitions, where local (and national) artists take on the challenge of recreating a masterpiece.

Submissions are still being accepted Australia wide with prizes in the offering of $2000 for first and $1000 for the runner-up. Highly Commended artworks will receive prizes up to the value of $200.
Entries close October 12. Fab Fakes 2018 Exhibition will be at the Art House from Friday 16th to 30th November.

The quality and standard of the artworks have grown each year. The judging panel from Tuggerah Lakes Art Society, Peter Tassell and Robert Chapman will be joined this year with 2017 Archibald Packer’s Prize winner, Peter Smeeth, renowned artist and resident of the Central Coast.

Emulating the masters has long been heralded across the globe as one of the best ways to learn art, which is how the exhibition originated over twenty years ago. Artists gain knowledge in colour, style and technique – the only proviso in copying from an original is that the artist had to be deceased for over seventy years. All artworks will be offered for sale. 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!

Fab Fakes is an initiative of Tuggerah Lakes Art Society and this year is sponsored by the Elderslee Foundation – Growing our Community.

The exhibition will be held in the Art House, Wyong, from Friday 16th November to 30th November from 10 am to 4 pm weekdays and 1 pm to 5 pm on weekends.

An evening viewing will be possible during performances of “Brassed Off” with the Wyong Drama Group.

Entry forms can be downloaded from the Fab Fakes website www.fabfakes.org.au

More information: info@tlas.org.au



The Art House
19-21 Margaret Street
Wyong NSW 2259