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2-26 June 2016

Eight Wellington museums and galleries have joined forces to present a major programme of exhibitions and events to celebrate Matariki 2016, the Māori New Year.

The Wellington Matariki Festival will host free events and activities between Saturday 2-26 June.

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Miromoda Runway Fashion Show

25 June 2016

The Miromoda Runway Fashion Show will feature the designs of the NZ’s top Indigenous Maori Fashion Designers.These garments will be worn by 20 of Porirua’s finest models selected from our recent Model Casting Call at Pataka.

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Keil Cas portrait


13 – 17 June 2016

Join us in the spine for your daily art fix. As part of our Art(ist) + Lunch public programme, we invite visitors to have their kai at Pātaka with some of our favourite artists. Bring your lunch and meet the artist and other art enthusiasts.

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Pātaka gallery upgrade

16 May – 16 June 2016

From the 16th of May to the 16th of June 2016, Pātaka’s gallery spaces will be getting a makeover. Due to walls and doors being moved, floors being polished and new exhibitions being installed, the Toi Store and all Pātaka gallery spaces will be temporarily unavailable to the public.

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Art Night Pō Whakaatu Toi

Thursday 2 June, 5-10pm

Jump on board a FREE Art Night bus and celebrate Matariki with live music, exhibitions and special events after dark.

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