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Valentine’s Day Paint + Wine Night

Thursday 14 February 2019, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$60.00 – $150.00


If you’re looking for the perfect alternative Valentine’s day event, look no further. We are extremely happy to be collaborating with Paintvine on the first of our workshops for 2019! They are known throughout New Zealand for their fun, relaxed and inclusive painting workshops. We’re working with them and the wonderful art curators at Te Papa to bring you an art workshop like no other.

We’ll be painting the colourful  ‘The Game of Love’ by Jenny Dolezel which will be bought out from Te Papa’s collection especially for us for the night. Join us, Paintvine Artist Debbie Anderson and a Te Papa art curator for this private event in Toi Art where we’ll be treated to drinks and canapés in this exclusive setting.

To kick the evening off International Art Curator Mark Stocker will introduce us to the work and its creator. Then Debbie will guide us through creating our own versions of the work to take home at the end of the evening.


A word from Paintvine

Drink. Paint. Just don’t drink the paint.

In a relaxed, social setting take on the basic techniques of painting with acrylics on canvas. One of our Paintvine artists leads each session with step-by-step instruction and plenty of room for your own personalised touches. Get ready for the best wine and paint party in New Zealand.  No artistic experience required (we promise!).



  • This event is open to Friends members only. Good news! You can purchase a year membership with the workshop at a reduced rate. No matter if you’re single looking to treat yourself or a couple looking for an interesting Valentine’s day gift that will last a whole year. More about the benefits of becoming a Friend of Te Papa can be found here.
  • Canapés and one drink is included. A cash bar will be available.
  • Space is limited to 40, so book early to avoid missing out.


Paintvine artist Debbie Anderson is a mostly self-taught artist who loves portraying the beauty around her, whether it is bird life, landscape or portraiture. She studied a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Classical Studies at Victoria University graduating in 2003. Working in acrylic paint on canvas or wood panel, Debbie has been mostly focused on creating beautiful portraits of the birds of New Zealand (native or introduced) although recently branching out to portraiture and landscape.  Since July 2017, Debbie as been the Lead Artist for Paintvine, Wellington. Working with the team in Auckland to provide the best paint and pour event in the Wellington region.



Workshops are designed to get you more hands on in the museum. 3 practical sessions will be held a year covering art, science and museology. These events are exclusive to Friends members.

Images courtesy of Paintvine


Includes a drink of your choice, canapes and free parking


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Thursday 14 February 2019
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$60.00 – $150.00
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Toi Art, Level 5, Te Papa
Te Papa, 55 Cable Street
Wellington, Wellington 6011 New Zealand
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Friends of Te Papa