SHIFTING PARADIGM – The village of Sa’anapu, Samoa
18 March – 24 April 2016
The exhibition seeks to explore memories of place after the adversity of natural disasters. The inevitable effects of climate change on coastal villages of Samoa, such as Sa’anapu, reveal shifts in the physical, cultural and psychological factors of the village environment and ultimately its people.
Peata Larkin: AUAU_I REPEAT
21 Feb – 29 March 2016
‘Auau’ meaning repetition, recurring or frequently is a recurrent theme in Peata Larkin’s practice that she demonstrates both visually and symbolically. Larkin’s work meshes broad-ranging references from traditional Māori weaving, to modernist geometries and DNA sequencing to the pixilation of digital images
ShadowPlay – wayang kulit shadow puppets of Indonesia
5 Feb – 13 March 2016
An extensive set of wayang kulit / shadow puppets has been in New Zealand for over forty years, together with an antique gamelan music ensemble known as ‘The First Smile’ from Cirebon in West Java
Jacqui Colley – IN SITU
21 Jan– 14 Feb 2016
Jacqui Colley’s In Situ consists of paintings, etchings and work on ply. This body of work deals to central themes on the subjectivity of existence and the abstract experience of place.
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.