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Gerda Leenards – Tree-scapes: reminiscences

26 Aug – 25 Sep 2016

Expressionist in nature, Leenards works are atmospheric, evocative impressions of the environment. Her attraction to expressing the ‘inner qualities’ of the land stems from an affinity with the traditional Romantic Landscape notion of the sublime and her concern with the cycle of land occupation, violation and reclamation by human hands.

Past Exhibitions
Friends of Pataka Arts Award 2016

Pātaka Friends Art Awards 2016

25 Aug – 26 Sep 2016

Pataka is pleased to announce the Arts Award, organised by our amazing Friends. A fantastic array of works have poured in from all around the Porirua region, showcasing the cream of Porirua’s creative talent.

Past Exhibitions
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TS CREW 20 YEARS – Written History

19 Jun – 18 Sep 2016

Wellington’s longest-running graff-writing and mural group TS Crew celebrate 20 years of working together and at the same time get everyone drawing.

Past Exhibitions
Julie Collis Royal work

Julie & Peter Collis – COLLUSION III

11 Aug – 18 Sep 2016

Peter and Julie Collis enjoy the transformation of physically changing something from rawness to sophistication with clay, glaze and fire. Peter creates pure, balanced, evenly proportioned objects while Julie uses throwaway objects such as crushed paper and plastic bags to create something of prized value.

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Selling the Dream

19 June – 18 Sep 2016

Selling the Dream – Classic New Zealand Tourism Posters is a retro exhibition of more than 50 classic art posters that promote New Zealand as an idyllic visitor destination of outstanding natural beauty and adventure. Made from the 1920s – 1960s, before high-quality colour photography and automated large-scale printing, these beautiful, clever and carefully-crafted posters were pivotal in developing New Zealand’s tourism industry and the country’s national identity.

Past Exhibitions