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AHI KĀ – Keep the fires burning

4 Nov – 4 Dec 2016

A diverse and vibrant group of artists are tracked in three decades which span the development and evolution of arts education in Aotearoa New Zealand. Viewed alongside past and current iterations of Visual Arts and Design graduates as they emerge from their training and links to Pātaka hosted exhibitions.

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TOAST 2016

10 Nov – 11 Dec 2016

TOAST is the annual showcase of multi-disciplinary creative works from students graduating from the Whitireia Bachelor of Applied Arts and Digital design degree. The exhibition will feature the students’ most defining works, portraying a range of spectacular art and design- in the medium of textiles, printmaking, painting, photography, contemporary jewellery and digital design.

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If we never met…

9 Oct 2016 – 12 Feb 2017

If we never met brings together a series leading and emerging First Nation Canadian artists and performers for their first exhibition in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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WI TAEPA: Retrospect

9 Oct 2016 – 12 Feb 2017

Wi Taepa is one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading ceramic artists. This exhibition brings together a collection of major series of works made over the past 30 years. The exhibition tracks his progression from working with clay as a creative and meditative tool for wayward youth, through to the international influences of his later career.

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NGAHINA HOHAIA: Tools of Oppression and Liberation

9 Oct 2016 – 12 Feb 2017

In Tools of Oppression and Liberation, Ngahina Hohaia presents us with a major new installation, De-fence. De-fence casts a critical eye on the humble rural farm fencepost. Seemingly inane in nature, the fencepost has played a huge role in the division and dissemination of lands and populations throughout our nation’s relatively short history.

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