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New Exhibition 12 NOV Winter Dreams & Japonisme

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Fake - Steal - Forgery| Thurs 21 Aug - Sun 18 Oct

Virtual PV Thursday 21 August 6 - 8:30 pm RSVP

A group Exhhibition

F is For Fake - (title forged from Orson Wells)

Can you spot a Fake?

This exhibition is poised to taste serious fun, tinged with irony, wit, and skill —the Conceptual and the Literal playing their parts.

We asked gallery artists to reproduce, interpret, or blatantly copy revered works of art, mainly of an old master - a bit risky to forge a living artist, though a Hockney or two have crept in.


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The influence of masters of art are the foundations of all art - arguably - let us know what you think.
Art students spend hours making copies or studying techniques and styles as an accepted route to gaining their MA - as seen in the National and other Galleries.

Homage to Picasso, Vermeer, Rembrandt, Titian, Cezanne, Redon, Max Ernst, Eileen Agar, Mondrian, Henry More, Arp, Tintoretto, Hitchens, Turner, Derain, Bosch, Monet, Muybridge - all represented making a fascinating show.
Displayed with the works will be informative artist statements.

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Apart from the Mona Lisa (we don't have that), one of the most famous paintings in the world is 'Girl with a Pearl Earring.' Good news, we have a copy. We will have. Artist Mike Holcroft will station himself in a mini studio in the gallery - follow the progress. Painted on canvas, oils - genuine Lapis Lazuli pigment, with signature and correct frame when completed, though it will be without the cracked paint surface!

There will be a virtual tour available once the exhibition has been hung

Ps: we are not breaking the law, as these are interpretations. Honest fakes, intentional deception.

On show in the gallery and virtual from 21 August - 18 October, there is a possible extension for part of the exhibition.

Please note:

WSG does not encourage or condone actual art forgeries, this exhibition is focused on the interpretation of the great masters of ART through which the student connects to learns and educates them-self in an act of respect of art and the artist.


Alison Woods
Alan Holt
Barry de More
Christine Clarke
David Thomas

Dominic Vince
Doug Binder
Ebony Andrews
Ian Taylor Jenny Steel
Liz Salter
Louise Oliver
Mike Holcroft
Rosemary Holcroft
Paul Czainski
Peter Bielatowicz
Val Emerson


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