Seen on Screen


Seen on Screen – Forty Years of Films and Filmmaking in Porirua

19 April – 25 May 2014

Porirua’s memorable landscape, streets and buildings as captured in feature films, TV dramas, documentaries and web-based productions.

EXHIBITIONS, Future Exhibitions

Tonga ‘i Onopooni: Tonga Contemporary

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Tonga ‘i Onopooni: Tonga Contemporary

12 April – 24 August 2014

Pataka is delighted to present Tonga ‘i Onopooni: Tonga Contemporary, an exhibition of work by thirteen Tongan New Zealand artists. From sculpture to painting, photography, video and installation, the exhibition showcases the strength and vitality of their work.

Current Exhibitions, EXHIBITIONS

Blood Faces


Blood Faces

16 February – 1 June 2014

These remarkable photographs of the Chin women of Myanmar by Jens Uwe Parkitny document a tradition of facial tattooing in decline.

Current Exhibitions, EXHIBITIONS

Seraphine Pick – Looking like someone else


Séraphine Pick – Looking like someone else

30 May – 20 September 2014

Pataka’s first solo exhibition of paintings by Séraphine Pick brings together a selection of her finest, rarely seen portraits spanning 19 years of her practice.

EXHIBITIONS, Future Exhibitions

Meridian Lines: Contemporary Art from The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa


Meridian Lines

16 February – 25 May 2014

An exhibition of contemporary New Zealand art from the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Current Exhibitions, EXHIBITIONS