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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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Frontlines - From Porirua to Passchendaele

This exhibition brings to life the hardships felt by men and women serving on the Western Front. It looks at the families who wrote and sent goodwill parcels to support their men and women at the front. There is an ...

Region:Porirua - Mana
Dates: 22-Oct-2017, 23-Oct-2017, 24-Oct-2017, 25-Oct-2017, 26-Oct-2017, 27-Oct-2017 View more sessions

Collage Art No. 2 Workshop

Unleash your inner creativity using collage art techniques. In this art workshop, we will explore colour, design and draw inspiration from Pataka's current exhibitions. Create your own abstract collages to take home & ...

Region:Porirua - Mana
Dates: 27-Oct-2017

Hat Making Workshop With Milliner Liza Foreman

Learn millinery techniques from cocktail hats to fascinators with Wellington's very own milliner Liza Foreman. Materials supplied but please bring along your own feathers, flowers and frippery to beautify and ...

Region:Porirua - Mana
Dates: 11-Nov-2017

Food Lovers Masterclass - With Kate Meads

At this educational masterclass, not only will you receive $60 worth of goodies from your local council, you will get lots of exciting and inspirational advice around ways you can reduce your food waste. Topics ...

Region:Porirua - Mana
Dates: 02-Dec-2017