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.
James Harcourt – Conference of the Asylum Seekers at the Declaration of Consciousness
3 Dec 2015 – 17 Jan 2016
The Asylum Seekers have landed. Artist James Harcourt has been busy creating his own Aro Valley folklore, using the characters of the Asylum Seekers to explore environmental issues, such as the prospect of climate change refugees.
THE KAPITI CAMERA CLUB presents – GOLD: Anniversary Exhibition
17 Dec 2015 – 31 Jan 2016
An exhibition of Porirua’s 50th year will showcase photography of life and events held in the city over the past year. Members of the Kapiti Camera Club (Porirua) embarked on the year long project with the intention to exhibit the images at Pātaka as a conclusion to the ongoing celebrations.