Sarjeant Gallery Whanganui | 17 YEARS of MUKA PRINTS at the SARJEANT
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17 YEARS of MUKA PRINTS at the SARJEANT

17 YEARS of MUKA PRINTS at the SARJEANT

The muka prints roadshow will be at Sarjeant on the Quay on Saturday 17 November 10.30am – 4.30pm

But for the first time muka prints will be at the Sarjeant without Frans and Magda.

In November 1987 at muka studio, Frans Baetens and Magda Van Gils organised an exhibition of original artworks exclusively for people under nineteen. It was intended as a one off, but due to popular demand the concept was repeated time and again.

Now in its thirty second year and its seventeenth year at the Sarjeant, it has become a truly iconic New Zealand art event. But with Frans now 85 and Magda 73, whilst still committed and for years to come, 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 their guardians Frans and Magda. 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 twenty artists on show
  • Names and signatures of the artists are covered
  • Only people under nineteen can see, select and eventually buy maximum three works for their own collection or for a school
  • All works carry the same $75 price tag

Check out muka.co.nz/youth-prints.html

For any further information or to arrange an interview or pix please contact Sarjeant Gallery Relationships Officer Jaki Arthur on jaki.arthur@sarjeant.org.nz or 027 577 4923.