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Profile for Rich "AZ" Aslett

ScaryAz1 Real Name: Richard Aslett
Member Since: 18 May 2009
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Website: www.freewebs.com/mangawekagallery
Bio: Richard Aslett* is an artist/photographer living and creating work in the Rangitikei township of Mangaweka (*also known as AZ, due to his childhood nickname & distinctive logo signature on his paintings). Prior to this he lived and worked on the South Island producing art and photographic works while employed in the Sign/Graphic design industry. Not easy to pigeonhole, his painting style varies form series to series, though often there is a strong leaning towards bright primary colours and bold shapes, shifting to photography when privately commissioned or for his own perusal. Recent works that have won awards have been “When the Lahar Broke” [go to; http://www.ohakune.info/files/030707_bulletin.pdf (page 1 and 2)] a depiction of the NZ volcano Mount Ruapehu, created using actual mud from the 2007 Lahar, which claimed the open section of the 2007 Waimarino Art Awards. He was also the successful winner with his entry to the recent white pages phone book cover competition with a screen print design on Mangaweka’s famous DC-3 aeroplane café on State Highway One [http://www.ypgartawards.co.nz/gallery/wanganui.html] This work graces the covers of 59,000 of the current Wanganui area's phone books for 2008/09. Richard was also a key organiser with other local artists of the recent Mangaweka "Fakes & Forgeries" festival which featured the now legendary icon and Mangaweka born C.F. Goldie (aka. Karl Sim). TV camera’s twice visited the town, and Richard was interviewed and screened on TV One’s “Close-up” programme, he also was interviewed live on National Radio, and he and other organisers featured in many local and national Newspapers over the course of the event. [http://www.nzherald.co.nz/category/story.cfm?c_id=18&objectid=10462321&pnum=0] In keeping with the festival theme Richard held workshops producing “Andy Warhol” style prints, though updating these using NZ ‘Kiwi’ imagery, like supermarket “Budget Brand” Baked Beans in place of the Campbell’s Soup tins. Now running Mangaweka’s “Yellow Church” Gallery, Richard Aslett has previously been involved in commercial graphic design, the music industry, and recently moved into local politics, being elected to the Chair of Taihape Community Board [http://www.wanganuichronicle.co.nz/localnews/storydisplay.cfm?storyid=3757259 & http://stuff.co.nz/4175559a23999.html]

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Fakes & Forgeries 2015 in Mangaweka, incorporating Irene's Christmas Fayre. Great prizes. Fun for all the family! See http://artbash.co.nz/events/exhibitions/mangaweka-fakes-forgeries right here on AR...
Written by Rich "AZ" Aslett 15 Sep 2015 in News
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Come on Artists one and all (established, beginners, dreamers!) start creating your artworks NOW, and be in to win some great prizes at this fun family event! >>