Kidsfest 2019: A Food Odyssey

Presenter: Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities
  • Date: Monday, 8 July 2019 to Friday, 12 July 2019
  • Time: 10:00AM to 03:00PM
  • Location: Pūmanawa Gallery in the Old Boys High Building, Arts Centre, Worcester Boulevard
  • Ticket: Free

The adventures of the Greek hero Odysseus included a number of encounters with food – dinner with an enchantress, and drinking with a cyclops to mention but a few! His amazing journeys were beautifully illustrated in the early 1800s by the famous English artist John Flaxman (1755-1826). 

Inspired by the line-drawings from editions of Flaxman’s Iliad and Odyssey in the University of Canterbury Rare Books Collection, the Teece Museum invites artists of all ages to help colour in a series of larger than life storyboards all about Odysseus and food. 

Drop by the Pūmanawa gallery (Arts Centre ) anytime between 10am-3pm, 8-12 July, get your artistic juices flowing, and help bring 'A Food Odyssey' to life. Entry is free. Gold coin donation welcomed. Caregiver supervision recommended.

Make a meal of it, and get another taste of food in the ancient world by also visiting the 'Fantastic Feasts' exhibition at the Teece Museum, just across the Arts Centre.

 

WHEN: Open daily, 10am to 3pm, from 8th - 12th July 2019

WHERE: Pūmanawa Gallery in the Old Boys High Building, Arts Centre, Worcester Boulevard

Contact website: www.facebook.com/teecemuseum/

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