Filipino-Australian artist holds online kids workshop in Australia

Published October 8, 2020, 12:07 PM

by Richa Noriega

Filipino-Australian artist Yaz Gaté held an online art workshop for 30 children from Sydney, Canberra, and Melbourne in Australia to enable them to learn about the life and works of Filipino visual artist and activist Pacita Abad.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Tuesday that the online workshop held last Oct. 3 was supported by the Philippine Embassy in Australia with the Department of Tourism in Sydney.

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The DFA said the Philippine Embassy in Canberra featured Gaté’s art lesson at the kids’ corner of the online cultural gallery at the embassy’s website for kids all over Australia to participate from their home.

Gaté taught the participants about Abad’s pioneering trapunto paintings and showed them the colorful, vibrant, and insightful works of a successful and impactful Filipino artist.

The works of Abad have been shown in over 200 museums and galleries around the world, the DFA said.

Last July 31, the Google Doodle honored Abad by featuring her in the homepage banner of

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