Rachael Rakena and Hana Rakena floor talk

Saturday 6th May 2017 at 1.30pm

Come and listen to artists Rachael Rakena and Hana Rakena speak to their exhibition Everything between you and me. How has their collaborative work developed since their first whanau exhibition Taonga Whānau with their father in 2005? The artists will give insight into this installation of moving image and ceramic work, commenting on what it means to develop work

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PANEL DISCUSSION – Misunderstandings and fertile misreadings – New Zealand art history and its uneasy relationship with Cubism

9 April 2017 at 2pm

How is Cubism in New Zealand understood today and what role did New Zealand artists’ play in shaping modernism in Aotearoa? Join our panel members Julia Waite, curator of Freedom and Structure from Auckland Art Gallery, Chelsea Nichols, curator of Art, Te Papa Tongarewa, Dr Peter Simpson and Dr Damien Skinner in a discussion with Pātaka’s contemporary art curator Mark Hutchins-Pond.

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BYOB – Bring Your Own Baby

Friday March 3,10,17,24,31 2017

Art can start very young and at Pātaka we have the parents and carers of babies in mind. We are running free buggy and baby tours every Friday from 10.30am-11.30am during the month of March.

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25th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2016 – Artist Talks

Sat 29 Apr 2017, 2pm – 5pm

Please join us for an art-filled afternoon as we celebrate 25 years of the Wallace Art Awards. We have the privilege of hosting 11 prominent Wallace Art Awards finalists to talk to and share insights about their works. Light refreshments available.

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Sunday 26 March 2017

Find out more about the life and work of the artist Louise Henderson with a real family experience. We are delighted to welcome Louise Henderson’s granddaughter Simone McKegg as she shares an intimate view of her grandmother’s life and work. Take a tour of the exhibition Freedom and Structure, then join us for a high tea experience at Cafe Kaizen. The floor talk is free but there will be a cost of $15 for the high tea. Please email mtolland@pcc.govt.nz to confirm you will be attending the high tea.

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