Exhibitions Changeover in Main Galleries

14-24 Aug 2017

We are currently de-installing and installing exhibitions in our main gallery spaces, so these areas will be temporarily unavailable to the public form the 14th to the 24th of August. The Tuatara Children’s Interactice Space will be open as usual, as will the Toi Gallery and Toi Object Space. The Bottle Creek Gallery will bee changing over exhibitions for the Friends Art Awards which is opening on the Thursday the 24th of August. Our new season of exhibitions will be opening on Sunday the 27th of August.

Past Events

Curioseum Writing Workshop

Sat 19 Aug 2017 from 10.30am -12.30pm

Ever wondered what that weird object in the museum was actually for? Come and write your own crazy or strange or funny story about some of those weird things! You can find some of Pātaka’s quirky objects in our exhibition, Recollections. Join Adrienne Jansen, the editor of Te Papa’s original Curioseum: Collected Stories of the Odd and Marvellous, for a writing workshop and let’s see what weird and wonderful stories we can come up with!

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Creative Communities Funding Application

Due 7 August 2017 at 5pm

Creative Communities fund Porirua Arts Project that encourages participation, supports diversity or enables young people. The current round is now open to projects that take place between 4th September 2017 and 4th September 2018.

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DR GLEN COLQUHOUN – Poetry reading

Sun 13 Aug 2017 2.30pm-3.30pm

Glen’s writing explores both Māori and Pākeha oral poetries ranging from moteatea, haka, sea-shanties, hymns and working songs to lullabies, nursery rhymes, waiata aroha and skipping songs.

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NZ School of Music – Pātaka Friends Winter Music Series 2017

Sun 6 Aug 2017 from 2.30pm-3.30pm

Young musicians studying at the NZ School of Music perform at Pātaka as part of the Friends Winter Music Series. This year’s musicians include Deborah King, Grant Baker and Georgia Steel.

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