PATAKA EDUCATION Term 4 2014
Kia ora koutou from Pataka. 

We would like to introduce you to our newest team member Esmé Hanton. At Pataka we create a learning environment that is fun, relevant and inspiring. Expand the experience of your students and engage them with a great range of exhibitions across a variety of topics. See our programmes online and join us on facebook to see examples of our innovative programmes and teaching.

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Term 4 2014

PETER MADDEN – COMING FROM ALL THE PLACES YOU’VE NEVER BEEN
31 August – 30 November 2014

 

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Peter Madden is a collage artist who constructs and creates new fantastical worlds that are full of details and symbols. His images come from books, national geographic magazines and encyclopaedia that he cuts, slices and assembles. This exhibition is a celebration of 10 years of his practise. Come and be collage artists and create some collaborative worlds with us.

Pre and Post Visit Activities:
• DECIDE on a theme for a world you would like to create
• MAKE a collage of the world using pictures from magazines and old books
• CREATE three dimensional collages on shoes, chair or books
• WORK with scale in your pictures, make them go from large scale that is closer to you and then smaller, to make the objects feel like they are further away
• RESEARCH the word collage and find out where it was first used in history


GARY NASH – NEON SIGN 
31 August – 16 November 2014

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This exhibition combines glass blowing with sculptural construction and techniques. Referencing retro neon signage, Nash explores single and double electrode neon technology. Do some drawing with glow in the dark pens and see if we can make our works glow.


KARL MAUGHAN – A Clear Day
28 September – 8 February 2015

Karl Maughan Cross Hills 2004. Collection of Te Manawa Toi

Maughan’s paintings show hyper-real views of lush gardens and narratives that usually involve a garden pathway somewhere. The thick brushstrokes of colour are like those of the Impressionists as Maughan works alla prima – wet into wet paint. Come and explore colour, composition and mosaic some of your own colourful gardens.

Pre and Post Visit Activities:
• MAKE a collage of pictures of gardens from magazines
• WRITE a story about a secret garden, who lives there and what they do?
• PLANT some flowers in a school garden and when they bloom make some drawings and paintings of them
• USE expressive painting and paint with bubble wrap, cloth and sponges to make marks like flower textures
• MAKE flowers out of tissues and create a garden installation in your class or school library, you could add a gate somewhere
• CREATE a garden plan, decide what flowers and colours you will have in your garden – you could even name your garden and give it a theme


MATTHEW MCINTYRE WILSON & MAKER UNKNOWN
28 September – 8 February 2015

Matthew McIntyre Wilson, Hinaki 2010, oxodised copper. Collection of J&S Hall of Te Awanga

Jeweller and mixed media artist McIntyre Wilson makes intricate woven pieces mainly from copper and silver wire.
His kete (baskets), armbands, kakahu (cloaks) and tatua (belts) are inspired
by traditional techniques and an interest in the form and pattern of raranga whakairo.


WALLACE ART AWARDs 2014
30 November – 8 February 2015

Once again the Wallace Art Awards are celebrated at Pataka. Established by Sir James Wallace the trust supports and promotes contemporary New Zealand art practise. This exhibition always inspires our programme with a broad range of contemporary art ideas and making. 

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