MAIN EXHIBITION GALLERIES
Divided into 4 different galleries. Ranging from the smallest of 60 sq metres to the largest space of 300 sq metres. The exhibitions in these spaces are mainly curated in-house by the Senior Contemporary Arts Curator and the Senior Museum Curator. They are also used for touring exhibitions both national and international. (Programmes are usually scheduled between 1 to 2 years in advance).
PATAKA BLUE PACIFIC GALLERY
The Blue Pacific Gallery is Pataka’s commercial gallery and exhibits work from from local, national and international artists. Works displayed in this gallery are all for sale. The gallery has 30 running wall metres and 45m2 in floor space (Bookings are usually between 6 and 9 months in advance). Exhibitions run for a period of 4 weeks.
BOTTLE CREEK GALLERY
The Bottle Creek Gallery is Pataka’s community gallery. It has no rental fee for local artists and groups. Works can be for sale, a 25% commission is taken on all sales. Shows last for 3 weeks (including set up) and the focus is on Porirua based artists and groups. The gallery has 38 running wall metres and 132m2 in floor area. (Bookings are usually between 9 and 12 months in advance).
Opened in September 2012, Pataka’s Tuatara Gallery is an Interactive, Creative Space for children and their families to relax, explore, play and learn, surrounded by art from our collection and purpose build installations and activities.
GALLERY SWIVEL CHAIR TOUR