14 Nov – 13 Dec 2015
TOAST 2015 covers the breadth of media skill sets and learning on offer at the Whitireia Arts Faculty, including: installation works; digital and graphic design; photography; motion capture; print; paint; fibre; and contemporary art jewellery.
Made in Porirua
3 October 2015 – 7 February 2016
Opening on Porirua’s 50th anniversary weekend, Made in Porirua will be a fun look at the past and present stars of Porirua’s manufacturing industries, how they make what they make and why they make it in Porirua.
Your Friend the Enemy
27 Nov 2015 – 7 Feb 2016
During April and May 2014 artists from Australia and New Zealand travelled to Turkey on a painting and research trip, coinciding with the lead-up to the centenary year of the Gallipoli campaign. Stanley Palmer, John Walsh, Michael Shepherd and Euan MacLeod made up the New Zealand contingent.
Sam Foley – Moving Image Paintings: Past to Present
28 Nov 2015 – 7 Feb 2016
Sam’s solo exhibition in Pātaka‘s small gallery presents a selected survey of his paintings with animated projections as they have evolved over the last eight years. Most are urban nocturnes but there is also a work from 2010 of the Otira Gorge in which the sparkling water cascades down the canvas. The most recent works feature landscapes from the Porirua region.
24th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2015
27 Nov 2015 – 13 Feb 2016
Pātaka is one of only three venues nationally to host the touring exhibition of 24th Annual Wallace Art Awards winners and finalists, the premier contemporary art awards in New Zealand. This annual awards exhibition provides a snapshot of what is happening nation-wide in the contemporary art scene.