Mangaweka - forgery capital of New Zealand
It's the unofficial capital of Fakes and Forgeries in New Zealand - Mangaweka, in the heart of the Manawatu. It was once the home of our most famous - or infamous - art forger, Karl Sim - or "Carl Goldie" as he liked to sign himself! The Mangaweka Gallery has embraced the town's reputation with a biennial competition for Fakes and Forgeries. And it's being put together by the Gallery owner, Richard Aslett.