Arts + Climate Innovation: The Role of the Arts

Sun 4 Nov 2018, 1-3pm (FREE EVENT)

Learn the latest climate science. Be inspired by creative art projects. Join the conversation. Explore how more can be done, and what support is needed, working with the power of the arts to inspire climate action and innovation – the biggest cultural challenge of our time.
Come and learn about the very latest climate science and be inspired by creative projects that help us to understand and care about our planet.

The panellists include expert climate scientists, Professors James Renwick (Victoria University) and Dr Craig Stevens (NIWA), joined by Track Zero Founder, Sarah Meads and local special guests: artist, researcher and educator, Gabby O’Connor; artist, artistic director Sam Trubridge; artist, curator and researcher, Dr Huhana Smith, and; artist Elizabeth Thomson.

Past Events

Little Sprouts Charity Art Event

Art Auction 6.30 pm Sat 27th Oct 2018, Exhibition 12 – 28 October 2018

Artists whose works will be for sale at the auction event include Heimler & Proc, Rohan Wealleans, and Micheline Robinson. Plus an artwork created by Jacinda Ardern. Bidding reserves range from $250 to $2,000. During the exhibition you can view all of the pieces that will be auctioned AND you can also explore, and buy, artwork from over 50 other amazing artists from across Wellington.

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1 & 2 October 2018

Come and create your very own masterpieces inspired by artworks being exhibited at Pātaka.

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Creative Communities Scheme Round 2, 2018-19

Applications due 5pm, 10 Sep 2018

Round 2 for the 2018-19 Creative Communities Scheme is now open to projects that take place between 1 October 2018 -1 October 2019. Applications are due by 5pm on 10 September 2018.

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Pātaka Friends Art Awards 2018 Call For Entry
Entries and registration accepted until 20 August 2018

Pātaka is pleased to announce a call for entry for the 2018 Art Awards, organised by the Pātaka Friends. A chance for Porirua artists to showcase their talent to the region and be in to win one of five fantastic prizes.

The art comes in many different media, from sculpture, ceramics to painting. Prizes include – an Open Award, a Highly Commended Award, The Jane Hyder Painting Award, The Creativity and Promise Award and the all-important Viewers’ Choice Award, which visitors can vote on throughout the exhibition. All the work is for sale.

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