FRONTLINES: From Porirua to Passchendaele

29 Sep – 29 Oct 2017

A hundred years ago in October, many men from the Porirua District were involved in the muddy horrors of WW1 battles in France and Belgium— including Passchendaele — the greatest loss of life in one day in New Zealand’s history. This exhibition discovers and remembers the local lads who served at the Western Front from 1916-1918. We also remember the families back on the Home Front who waited anxiously for news and kept the home fires burning and the home farms working.

Future Exhibitions

Hats by Liza Foreman

13 Oct – 26 Nov 2017


Wellington milliner Liza Foreman would like women to rediscover the pleasure of donning a hat.

These days hats are objects that serve to beautify and embellish, making one feel good, whether you’re the observer of the spectacle or the wearer. What was once a social necessity is now an object of art and body adornment that makes a statement, gets attention and speaks of fun.

Liza has used various traditional millinery techniques with feathers, silks, lace and vintage flowers to create a range of hats, fascinators, corsages and brooches. She focuses on vintage chic, cool elegance and wearability. Her use of summer colours complements the racing and wedding season with oranges, yellows and soft pinks.

Future Exhibitions

CLIVE KELLY – Approaching the Narrows

13 Oct – 26 Nov 2017

Local painter Clive Kelly presents a new collection of atmospheric landscape works.

Future Exhibitions