4 June – 27 August 2017

We’re improving our storage rooms for our museum collection, so we’re storing it all in two of our galleries from June to August. While we do that, visitors have a unique chance to see some of the interesting things we have.

From the most expensive taonga and heirlooms to the most modest everyday things, each object tells a story from the rich cultural history of Porirua city and its communities. This exhibition will show a wide range of objects from Pātaka’s collection.

The Wayne Youle installation is also a part of this project.

Recollections exhibition text available in pdf downloadable format below.
Recollections wall text



The hoe and the hōiho

4 June – 14 August 2017

As part of Pātaka’s collection store upgrade project, we’ve asked Titahi Bay-born artist Wayne Youle to create an installation that responds to our collection and highlights some of the objects he believes are significant to museum collecting and the history of Porirua.

Wayne’s art work will investigate and compare objects – looking at their physical properties like size, weight and material whilst also exploring the intangible side – their value, their stories and their significance. Wayne’s colourful and sometimes humorous art offers a new and exciting perspective on Pātaka’s collections.

The hoe and the Hōiho exhibition text available in pdf downloadable format below.
The hoe and hōiho wall text

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