Frontlines – History Talk by Allan Dodson

Sun 8 Oct 2017 at 2pm

Porirua historian Allan Dodson will present a talk on his research and findings about our local boys in relation to the WW1 Passchendaele centenary. He will also look at the contact between the Home Front and the Western Front – where most of Porirua’s men served.

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Zine-Making Workshop with artist Kerry Ann Lee
Sat 7 October 2017, 11am–3pm

Join artist Kerry Ann Lee for a hands-on workshop. Zines or fanzines are hand-made self-published works on paper, often taking the form of a booklet filled with original or appropriated words and images that can be reproduced on a photocopier. All materials are provided, we just need your creativity and ideas. Cost $25 per person. Please secure your place with payment at Pataka reception or email for more information. Bring your lunch along, tea and coffee provided.

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Pātaka School Holiday Programme
3/4/5/10/11/12 Oct 2017

Programmes are daily 10am – 11.30 and 1 – 2.30pm (morning class is repeated in the afternoon). Cost $10 per class. Ages 5 – 15 year.

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Exhibitions Changeover in Main Galleries

14-24 Aug 2017

We are currently de-installing and installing exhibitions in our main gallery spaces, so these areas will be temporarily unavailable to the public form the 14th to the 24th of August. The Tuatara Children’s Interactice Space will be open as usual, as will the Toi Gallery and Toi Object Space. The Bottle Creek Gallery will bee changing over exhibitions for the Friends Art Awards which is opening on the Thursday the 24th of August. Our new season of exhibitions will be opening on Sunday the 27th of August.

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Curioseum Writing Workshop

Sat 19 Aug 2017 from 10.30am -12.30pm

Ever wondered what that weird object in the museum was actually for? Come and write your own crazy or strange or funny story about some of those weird things! You can find some of Pātaka’s quirky objects in our exhibition, Recollections. Join Adrienne Jansen, the editor of Te Papa’s original Curioseum: Collected Stories of the Odd and Marvellous, for a writing workshop and let’s see what weird and wonderful stories we can come up with!

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