IMAGINE ASIA: New Zealand artists respond to contemporary Asia
February 22 – 17 May 2015
Since 2007 the Asia New Zealand Foundation has run a programme of residency opportunities in Asia for emerging and mid-career New Zealand artists. An exhibition of works by artists who have benefitted from these residencies will be opened at Pataka Art + Museum in early 2015 as part of the Asia New Zealand Foundation’s 20th anniversary celebrations.
Porirua Anzacs at Gallipoli
2 April – 3 May 2015
This exhibition honours the memories of those young men (and women) from the Porirua area who served on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey between April and December 1915.
Simon Mark – Chance Encounters
26 February-6 April 2015
Simon Mark’s photographs explore the aesthetic possibilities inherent in chance encounters, seeking to capture the eruption of contradiction in representations of the real.
Jenny O’Connor – Visible Women at 60
6-29 March 2015
This exhibition gently pulls back the curtain and allows a glimpse into the personal experience of being 60 in today’s world. The show features 60 portraits of New Zealand women who were 60 in the year their photograph was taken.
Robin White with Ruha Fifita – Ko e Hala Hangatonu: The Straight Path
7 December 2014 – 10 March 2015
Iconic New Zealand artist Robin White has collaborated with Tongan artist Ruha Fifita over a number of years to create a monumental installation of ngatu (painted tapa) to be exhibited at Pataka Art + Museum this Summer.