Capturing Kahlo: Paint & Punch sessions

 —  6.30pm – 9pm

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Immerse yourself in the life of Frida Kahlo with a fun and social paint & festive punch night!

Pick out the date that best suits you and your friends and grab your free mezcal punch cocktail, be guided by artist and tutor Abbey Lyman, listen to Mexican jazz beats and create your own Frida-inspired still-life!

Programmed as part of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: Art and Life in Modern Mexico, at this evening of creative fun you will encounter a specially prepared still-life installation to explore and paint. Learn more about Frida’s life as you discover each item in the installation and channel her painterly flair in your own creations.

Auckland’s top mezcal and wine shop, La Fuente, will be there to offer their premium selection of specially curated cocktails and drinks, as well as delicious, authentic Mexican snacks.

All materials are provided and you get to take home your own Frida-esque painting!

The art supplies for this event are proudly supported by Gordon Harris. Please note this event is R18. Exhibition access is not included as part of this event.


Abbey Lyman - AUT alumna Abbey Lyman is a tutor for our very popular Drop-in Drawing series. Abbey is an artist, observational drawing tutor and co-owner of independent art supplies store Pigment.

La Fuente  - A small but perfectly formed wine and mezcal bar and shop in Snickel Lane serving Mexican-inspired bar food and good times.


Image credits:

Frida Kahlo, The Bride who Becomes Frightened when she Sees Life Opened,1943, Credit Line The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art and the Vergel Foundation © Banco de México Rivera Kahlo Museums Trust/Copyright Agency, 2022 

Image courtesy of La Fuente


The exhibition is organised by the Vergel Foundation and MondoMostre in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura. It is proudly supported by Craigs, AUT, as well as Omnigraphics, with special thanks to the Auckland Art Gallery Foundation.


Fri 25 and Sat 26 Nov, Sat 3 Dec 6.30pm – 9.00pm 

North Atrium
Members $58.50, Non-members $65
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