Winter Music Series 2014

The Friends of Pataka bring some warmth to winter with the return of our popular Winter Music Series on Sundays.
We continue to support the young musicians from the NZ School of Music who always amaze and delight. Pianist Ludwig Treviranus is happy to come back – he gave such an exciting performance in the series two years ago. The Wellington Male Voice Choir of approximately 40 voices will be something quite special and the series finishes with the exquisite sound of solo guitar from Dr Jane Curry.
The concerts are held in the Helen Smith Community Room at Pataka from 2 – 3pm, apart from the Male Voice Choir performance which will take place in the Performing Arts Studio.

Music Series dates:
> Sunday June 22, 2-3pm  - Young musicians group from the NZ School of Music
> Sunday June 29, 2-3pm  - Ludwig Treviranus, concert pianist
> Sunday July 6, 2-3pm      - Wellington Male Voice Choir
> Sunday July 13, 2-3pm    - Dr Jane Curry, classical guitarist, head of the guitar course at Victoria University and member of the NZ Guitar Quartet

Door sales $5.00. Free to Members and under 18 years.

Friends Art Awards 2014 – entries now open

Download an entry form here: 2014 entry form Arts Award

See some entries and the winners from last year’s art awards to help inspire you:

Open Beaty in the Bay Hawa Matthews Highly Com your getting under my skin Nat Smith Viewers Choice Nocturne David Abbotts Summer 2013 Sandra Zukerman The Rising Tide Karen Dravitzki Mutual Benefit Eileen Gray Geomorphology Rosemary Mortimer Looking out from Mana Carolyn Wallace Koru Guardian Stephanie Drew Korowai Aimee McLeod Ivey Bay Paremata Wendy Butcher Perfect Day at the Bay Jill SuttonHarris-Paris Debbie Pointon Midnight Expresso Clare Matthews

PATAKA Museum has a renowned and respected place in New Zealand’s art scene and an international reputation.
The FRIENDS of PATAKA was established to celebrate and support the Gallery. FRIENDS are provided with a range of special opportunities while at the same time supporting and heralding the work of the Gallery. The FRIENDS group provides a background for the enjoyment and understanding of the range of exhibitions and activities that PATAKA presents.

Becoming a FRIEND
The gallery benefits all who visit but as a FRIEND you have the opportunity to become more closely involved with PATAKA’s exhibitions. Talk to the artists, attend special exhibition previews and floor talks, and meet others who share your passion for arts and culture in Porirua City.

FRIENDS receive:
> A 10% dscount at the Pataka Gallery Store
> Discounted entry to ticketed events
> A FRIENDS coffee card for Kaizen – every sixth cup free
> Annual tours to other galleries and exhibitions
As a registered charity your membership of FRIENDS of PATAKA is tax deductible. Charity No.CC6074

For more information about joining Friends of PATAKA contact the Secretary Meryll Evans:

The FRIEND’S garden
The Friend’s garden within the Pataka grounds provides a restful space for visitors.

In March 2009 the FRIENDS purchased a Pauline Morse painting, which now hangs in the Te Rauparaha Arena.