DARK HORIZONS – Abdul Abdullah, Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Khaled Sabsabi

27 Aug 2017 – 22 Jan 2018

Dark Horizons features a suite of three interconnected solo exhibitions by Abdul Abdullah, Abdul-Rahman Abdullah and Khaled Sabsabi. Each of these artists presents an individual contemplation on migration and multiculturalism explored through sculpture, film, photography and painting. Through a process of personal introspection, the artists shed light on our own complicity in contributing to the economic, environmental and social conditions afflicting our international neighbours.

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PĀTAKA FRIENDS ART AWARDS 2017

25 August – 25 September 2017

The Pātaka Friends Art Awards is an annual exhibition that is made up of entries from artists working or studying in Porirua and produced in the 12 months leading up to the exhibition. Artists working in the areas of photography, ceramics, painting and sculpture have featured strongly in previous years, but all manner of media can be used.

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KERRY ANN LEE – Fruits in the Backwater

27 Aug 2017 – 22 Jan 2018


Wellington-based artist Kerry Ann Lee’s new installation celebrates Aotearoa New Zealand as a remote archipelago – a place where diversity has a chance to grow roots deeper than it might in more densely populated centres. Photographic cut-outs of tantalizing images from glossy commercial advertising are suspended amongst interlocking display boards and lightboxes with locally-specific references.

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NANDITA KUMAR – Tentacles of Dimensions

27 Aug 2017 – 22 Jan 2018

Nandita Kumar is a new-media artist who creates immersive environmental spaces using sound, video, animation and digital technology. Her installations, interactive sculptures and animations seamlessly integrate new media, highlighting contradictions within the techno-industrial revolution and natural landscape. Pātaka will be exhibiting two of Nandita’s surreal animated films: Birth of BrainFly – a surreal exploration of the of the fragmentation of identity the artist experienced when she migrated from India to New Zealand; and Tentacles of Dimensions – another surreal journey of a brain, now unplugged from its cultural programming and indulging purely in the senses. Both films include adult content, discretion is advised.

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