Friends of Pātaka Arts Trail


16-17 March 2019


The Friends of Pātaka Arts Trail is an exciting opportunity to meet and watch artists in nine hubs (groups of artists in one location) and twelve individual studios over two days. There is lots of wonderful work for sale, for a range of budgets!

The artists will present a wide variety of creativity, from glass in Pukerua Bay to 3D printed bespoke vases in Tawa. There will be work from Whitireia’s traditional Maori influenced weavers, artists who bring expressions from Tokelau, the Cook Islands, Samoa, Myanmar, Indonesia, as well as fantasy and reflective artists.

Visit www.pataka.org.nz to view the Trail brochure, or collect it from Pātaka Art + Museum and Libraries.

Past Events

Pātaka Christmas and New Year closing dates

25/26 Dec 2018 & 1/2 Jan 2019


Pātaka will be closed on the following days over Christmas and New Year:
CLOSED: 25th and 26th of December 2018, 1st and 2nd January 2019
Have a safe and happy Christmas and New Year with your friends and whānau.

Past Events


Frida Still Life: Movie screening


Thu 20th Dec 2018 at 6.30pm

This film is a chronicle of painter Frida Kahlo, and her encounter with the personalities of her time. Despite being confined to a wheelchair as a result of polio, operations and amputations, she faces and traces some of the most colorful and controversial aspects of Mexican history, during the dominant time of Mexican muralism.
Frida Still Life has been classified as a prime example of New Latin American Cinema of the 1960s and early 70s by film scholars.

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Diego & Frida whānau events

15 Dec 2018

Join us at Pātaka for a whānau friendly day of events helping to celebrate the exhibition “Diego & Frida: A smile in the middle of the way”, on at Bottle Creek Gallery from 7 Dec 2018 to 27 Jan 2019.

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Papier-mâché workshop with Ruben Puertos


Sat 15th Dec & Sat 22 Dec 2018


Limited to 10 people

Ruben Puertos, also known as Boris Yeye Bits, from Mexico will be leading this papier-mâché course and demonstrating techniques for making La Catrina, a central figure in the Mexican Day of the Dead Celebrations. The workshop will be split over 2 weekends. The first workshop introduces techniques for creating wire frameworks and covering them with papier-mâché.
In the next workshop the following weekend attendees will paint and finish their creations.

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