The Fabulous Fakes exhibition has once again returned to Wagga to showcase the talent of Riverina artists.
Members of the Wagga Art Society are tasked with recreating a version of a famous artwork to go on display and up for sale at their Small Street Studio over the following days.
President of the Wagga Art Society, Peter Jamieson, said it was all about trying to recreate these paintings as close to the original as possible.
"Our artists have done fake art works of fabulous artists who have been deceased for more than 70 years, trying to imitate the work as closely as possible, using similar techniques and that sort of thing," he said.
"We've had Van Gogh, Monet, a number of Australian artists."
Mr Jamieson said the artists were dedicated to their projects.
"Some people have been doing their paintings for months, some weeks and some just days," he said.
Secretary of the Wagga Art Society, Geoff Fellows, said there were 36 submissions on display.
"Ophelia is a particularly beautiful submission we've had, it looks exactly like a photograph of the real thing," he said.
Mr Fellows added that the event was following somewhat of a tradition among those studying art.
"Copying masters is something students have always done, so things like this help them develop their skills, test out different techniques and get a feel for the artistry," he said.
The exhibition opens tonight running through to Sunday, launched with the help of Wagga poet, David Gilbey.
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