ABOUT Mangaweka 'Yellow Church' Gallery,

State-Highway-One, New Zealand / Aotearoa


Conveniently situated between Wellington and Taupo, right on State Highway One...

You will find... The brightly painted 'Yellow Church' Art Gallery (on your right heading north & left heading south!). Since 2006 it has been the studio of Resident Artist/Photographer Richard Aslett, then also from 2007, the welcoming home of the two yearly 'FAKES & FORGERIES' Art Exhibitions, which following the Grande Opening on Sat 21st October will now be running right through till Sunday the17th of December 2023.

ALSO coming up is a NEW - SECOND "Andy Warhol" Screen-Printing Workshop on Saturday 9th November 2023. Click on the relevant tab for more details! Thanks

The 'Yellow Church' Art Gallery, 6360 SH1, MANGAWEKA, NZ, Post Code 4746 - mangawekagallery@xtra.co.nz - 027 52 666 12

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Till Sunday 17th Dec 2023

This year’s FAKES & FORGERIES has been Massive! Lots of brilliant entries, masses of people viewing and many sales! We were busy from the start, yet after the Seven Sharp / One News feature (click link) numbers visiting the “Yellow Church” Gallery just exploded! And have continuedMeaning… We are EXTENDING F&F’s 2023 closing date to Sunday 17th of December, with a Special Exhibition Closing Event- with complimentary Drinks, Nibbles and even some Acoustic Music entertainment. ALL WELCOME - Starting at 2pm - with buyers and collecting Artists able to take their Artworks from 3pm onwards.

Any questions contact the gallery at mangawekagallery@xtra.co.nz - Or phone Richard on 027 52 666 12

FAKES & FORGERIES Art Exhibition NOW ON til the 17th of December 2023!  Come see what all the fuss is about!

The two-yearly Art extravaganza at Mangaweka "Yellow Church" Gallery right on State Highway One! This year we have surpassed ourselves again, with over 70+ magnificent masterpieces of crafty copies & rebellious renditions of famous artworks! We have Banksy's, Da Vinci's, Colin McCahon's and even a couple of Goldies! Several, including the GOLD winner have already sold, yet we still have some great Invesment pieces left for the Wiley art buyer, so come on down!

If you can't make it here, we are listing a FEW selected pieces on Trade-Me

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As always... More info at:  www.mangawekagallery.com OR for more details or ring Richard on 027 52 66 612 for more details, Thanks!


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Look 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 URGENTLY encouraged by 11 October 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 late 70's, right through to today. He now plays drums and sings for the four-piece live pop & rock band. 'New Variants!' - Earlier he also appeared in the earlier rounds of the latest New Zealand's Got Talent TV1 show, singing The Doors "Light my Fire" - then being invited back as a "crowd favorite" and played again at the Grand Final. Later he appeared on the X-Factor NZ, getting a big fat YES from Melanie Blatt, a "come back with your drums" from Stan Walker, a polite no from Natalie Kills and then a load of crappy abuse from her boyfriend judge (who will remain anonymous, and who was sacked a couple of weeks later! Haha). More recently Richard made a brief appearance on the TV2's revamped 'Popstars' program, doing an acapella of Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire".

Most days you will find Richard in the 'Yellow Church' Gallery, open from around 10:30am to around 5pm. The gallery puts on Regular Exhibitions from established, emerging and even beginner artists (we all started somewhere!). Should you be interested in exhibiting, please contact Richard with some samples of your works and send to: mangawekagallery@xtra.co.nz . Thanks.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Thank you, Richard & Co, Mangaweka "Yellow Church" Gallery, SH1.


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