Jade Townsend, Typical Relics 07, 2015

Jade Townsend: Shopping and Other Rituals

21 Feb – 15 May 2016

Jade Townsend’s installation titled Shopping and other Rituals presents custom made, three dimensional LED sculptures of iconic English words and Chinese characters amidst vibrantly coloured geometric designs on the gallery walls and floor.

Past Exhibitions
Emily Jacir_Crossing Surda, 2002 Still from 2 channel video installation

Cross-border: Video works by contemporary artists from the Southern Mediterranean

21 Feb – 15 May 2016

With the assistance of German curator Elisabeth Klotz, Pātaka Art + Museum is pleased to present seven of the most compelling video artworks from the ground-breaking ZKM exhibition – Cross-border- to coincide with Wellington’s 2016 International Arts Festival. Artists: Amal Kenawy, Zoulikha Bouabdellah, Rana ElNemr, Reem Ghazzi, Susan Hefuna, Emily Jacir, Katia Kameli.

Past Exhibitions
Kelcy Taratoa_Zoom In, 2015

Kelcy Taratoa – The Panoptic Tower

21 Feb – 15 May 2016

The loss of privacy through online monitoring and public surveillance has created a culture of Orwellian fear and paranoia. Taratoa’s latest series of paintings grapples with pop-culture referents to unpack these anxieties.

Past Exhibitions
PATAKA  ART + MUSEUM opening 21 February 2016

George Nuku – Bottled Ocean 2116

21 Feb – 15 May 2016

Bottled Ocean 2116 presents an expansive translucent double-hulled waka. Floating in space, it is surrounded by imagined creatures of the deep created from recycled plastics.

Past Exhibitions
Bob Jahnke Navarro tukutuku 2015 (detail)

Bob Jahnke – ATA: a third reflection

13 February – 15 May 2016

Professor Robert Jahnke’s Ata explores Māori creation narratives and prophetic imagery through light and reflection.

Past Exhibitions