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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Pātaka Friends Arts Trail 2019 Call For Entry

Registration closes 18 Nov 2018


After a very successful inaugural Friends of Pataka Arts Trail in March 2018, both artists and public asked that this be an annual event. Plans are well underway for the 2019 event over the weekend 16th and 17th March. Artists from Pukerua Bay to Tawa are invited to register.

The trail shows off arts/craftspeople from the many different creative disciplines and cultures that are often hidden from general public view and offers the viewer an opportunity to see and buy work being created in the various studios and workspaces. Trail brochures will be available from the beginning of March 2019.

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