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Whānau Day: Diego y Frida

Where: PATAKA Art + Museum, Cnr Parumoana and Norrie St, Porirua - Mana, Wellington Region

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

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Listed by: PatakaArtMuseum

Bring your whānau and celebrate the arts at Pātaka. Check out the list of activities below:

Flowers for Frida
Time: 10am - 2pm
Location: Bottle Creek Gallery

“I paint flowers so they will not die.” ― Frida Kahlo

Express yourself creatively and pay tribute to Frida Kahlo by making paper flowers to place on her altar. Join artist and designer Emma Kitson and learn to make paper flowers. Instructions and materials provided.

Frida’s Album - A colourful puppet show for all ages
All ages, Free
Date: Saturday 15th December, Wednesday 23rd January
Time: 11am
Location: Our Harbour Gallery
One day, when Frida Kahlo was six years old, she saw a door in the window of her bedroom and heard a little girl's laughter. It is a story about Frida the child and the artist she will become.
Using a combination of pop-ups, shadows, marionettes and life sized puppets Anna Bailey brings Frida Kahlo's marvelous world alive.

Commissioned by Te Manawa Museum in 2016.
Puppeteer: Anna Bailey Paper Engineer: Glenna Matcham-up

Cristohper Ramos Flores: Mexican music from Frida’s time.
Date: 15th December
Time: 2.30pm
Location: Bottle Creek Gallery
In this presentation composer Cristohper Ramos Flores will introduce the audience to Mexican Nationalism, by exploring the Mexican visual identity that muralists such as Diego established and the parallel development of a Mexican sound identity through music.

Excerpts of folk and concert music will be presented in order to show what defines the musical sound of Frida’s Mexico.

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