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Workshop: Painting Kākāpō

Thursday 12 November 2020, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

$60.00 – $75.00

Stringops habroptilus. Known today as Kakapo (Strigops habroptilus), 1872, London, by Johannes Keulemans. Acquisition history unknown. Te Papa (1992-0035-1093/4)

In a relaxed, social setting take on the basic techniques of painting with acrylics on canvas. Paintvine artist Debbie Anderson leads the 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!).

We’ll be painting Kakapo by Johannes Keulemans. We’ll be viewing Kuelemans work from the works on paper collection store especially for you to get up close with. Te Papa Art Curator Rebecca Rice will kick the evening off speaking about Kuelemans and the development of his work. Then Paintvine artist Debbie Anderson will guide us through creating our own versions of the Kākāpō to take home at the end of the evening in a fun and easy workshop. Join us for this private event where we’ll be treated to drinks & snacks in Espresso, gain exclusive access to the collection store, then enjoy music, beautiful art and create something new in the Toi Art gallery.

Spaces are limited to 40, so book early to avoid missing out!

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




Paintvine artist Debbie Anderson is an artist who loves portraying the beauty around her, whether it is birdlife, 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 has 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.

Snacks, a welcome drink, parking and art materials are all included. Please note to respect the tikanga of toi taonga we cannot serve food and drink in the gallery, therefore this will happen before our fun painting workshop!


Includes materials, free parking & refreshments


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Thursday 12 November 2020
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$60.00 – $75.00
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Toi Art, Level 5, Te Papa
Te Papa, 55 Cable Street
Wellington, Wellington 6011 New Zealand
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(04) 381 7051