Recollections + Wayne Youle

4 Jun – 27 Aug 2017

We’re improving our storage rooms for our museum collection, so we’re storing it all in two of our galleries from June to August. While we do that, visitors have a unique chance to see some of the interesting things we have. As part of Pātaka’s collection store upgrade project, we’ve asked Titahi Bay-born artist Wayne Youle to create an installation that responds to our collection and highlights some of the objects he believes are significant to museum collecting and the history of Porirua.

Future Exhibitions

New Zealand Potters – Tableware

9 June – 16 July 2017

The New Zealand Potters National Tableware exhibition will showcase the best of the members’ functional work that is suitable to use on “the table”. The works to be exhibited have been selected by celebrated potter and guest artist, Janet Smith of Cambridge.

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Te Kāhui O Matariki – The Art of Matariki

9 June – 16 July 2017

New Zealand artists explore what the star constellation means to them. Works include clay, painting, sculpture, carving, weaving and jewellery.

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Toi E!

16 June – 16 July 2017

Whitireia graduates celebrate Matariki with a collection of toi Māori. The artists are graduates from different Whitireia programmes such as Toi Poutama whose work portrays the diverse nature of Māori art and culture.

Future Exhibitions

Máximo Laura – Eternal Vision

21 Jul – 27 Aug 2017

Award winning and internationally recognised tapestry weaver Máximo Laura Taboada brings his mix of Peruvian tradition with contemporary aesthetics to Porirua, with his latest exhibition “Eternal Vision”.

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