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Pataka Museum of Arts & Cultures

PATAKA is dedicated to celebrating our heritage & showcasing Maori, Pacific Island, New Zealand and international art & culture. Pataka has five main galleries with over 14 major exhibitions annually, offering a range of cutting edge, inspiring and informative exhibitions. Pataka's main galleries promote our stories and offer the opportunity to experience the art and heritage of many cultures.

Pataka's Bottle Creek and Blue Pacific galleries include artwork for sale by leading contemporary artists from around New Zealand. Pataka is committed to showcasing New Zealand’s finest contemporary artists, including emerging artists.

The Blue Pacific Gallery has a new exhibition approximately every 3 weeks, keeping the exhibition spaces visually fresh and exciting. The Bottle Creek Gallery is truly a community gallery that showcases the creative energy that thrives in the Porirua and wider region.

Pataka is also dedicated to promoting New Zealand's top artists and talent to the world. Since opening in 1998, Pataka has grown enormously in profile, now reaching out nationally and internationally to networks in the USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, France, and the Pacific. This enables us to bring new ideas to our community, develop a better understanding of world cultures, and at the same time help prepare our children and youth for the global world they will live in. It’s also important that we celebrate local history and achievement to provide them with a strong base on which to stand.

Collection Type
History, Natural History, Taonga Maori, Technology, Art, Pacific

Contact Details
Postal address iconPO Box 50218, Porirua
Telephone number icon64-4-237 1511
Web address iconhttp://www.pataka.org.nz
Email address iconpataka@pcc.govt.nz

Visitor Information
Physical address iconCnr Parumoana & Norrie Streets, Porirua City, New Zealand
Hours of operation icon Mon-Sat 10am-4.30pm Sun 11am-4.30pm
Charges icon Free

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Celebrating Volunteers - 20th Anniversary Friends of Mana Is

This year, 2018, is the 20th anniversary of Friends of Mana Island. We are thrilled to be exhibiting at Pataka in the Bottle Creek Gallery from Friday 3 August to Sunday 2 September 2018. Our theme is "Celebrating ...

Region:Porirua - Mana
Dates: 20-Aug-2018, 21-Aug-2018, 22-Aug-2018, 23-Aug-2018, 24-Aug-2018, 25-Aug-2018 View more sessions

How to Restore an Island – Sunday Short Talk #4 – Plantings

'Replacing half a million mice with half a million trees' - with Linda Kerkmeester. As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, Friends of Mana Island is hosting a short talk each Sunday in August on the theme, 'How ...

Region:Porirua - Mana
Dates: 26-Aug-2018

Feldenkrais Movement Class

Improve your movement - improve your life - improve your sport. The Feldenkrais Method® uses slow, precise movements to re-progam your nervous system. Remedy the poor postural habits of injury, misuse or time, and ...

Region:Porirua - Mana
Dates: 21-Aug-2018, 28-Aug-2018, 04-Sep-2018, 11-Sep-2018, 18-Sep-2018, 25-Sep-2018 View more sessions

Porirua Probus Club

Friendship, Fellowship and Fun in Retirement A new Probus Club is being formed in Porirua and is seeking members: - Make new friends with retirees in your area - Hear stimulating guest speakers - Join a wide range ...

Region:Porirua - Mana
Dates: 05-Sep-2018

Waste Free Living Workshop - With Kate Meads

Waste Free Living Workshop - Porirua Through this exciting seminar, you will be inspired, become motivated and take control of your household's impact on our future. What else? You get a free $100 goodie bag with ...

Region:Porirua - Mana
Dates: 28-Sep-2018