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.

Current Events, Current Exhibitions


SEBASTIEN JAUNAS – Mirror: Reflections of the Soul


19 Oct – 18 Nov 2018

Kāpiti sculptor Sebastien Jaunas describes the wall-mounted steel sculptures in his exhibition as introspective explorations of the human psyche. His abstract sculptures in bronze, forged steel, ceramic, wood and mixed media explore the tensions of balance, space and movement. Strongly influenced by found organic objects and the landscape of New Zealand, he is also inspired by the urbanism and cultural life of cities.

Current Exhibitions

Whiti Te Rā – The Story of Ngāti Toa Rangatira

Until mid 2022


From May 2018 Pātaka Art + Museum is proud to bring Whiti Te Rā! – the Story of Ngāti Toa Rangatira back to Porirua after its showing at Te Papa.

Featuring unique taonga, the exhibition explores the successes, dramatic setbacks, and extraordinary resurgence of Ngāti Toa Rangatira, starting from Te Heke Mai Raro (the Southern Migration) 200 years ago when Te Rauparaha lead the iwi to the Wellington region.

The exhibition follows the progress of the iwi through their economic rise of the 1820s and 30s, and the bitter conflicts with the colonial government of the 1840s and 50s.

Current Exhibitions

Our Harbour – Te Awarua-o-Porirua
Children’s Interactive Gallery Space>


Using colourful wall murals and objects from Pātaka’s history collection plus lots of interactive games, this new children’s gallery explores what life has been like around Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour for the people and creatures who have lived here. The harbour has been a unique home to all kinds of birds, fish, insects and some animals for thousands of years, and to people for hundreds of years. Young visitors and their families can explore our amazing harbour through time and get a glimpse of what life was like a long time ago and in the more recent past.

Current Exhibitions

Shannon Novak: Nexus

From 22 January 2018


From 22 January 2018, the full height windows of Pātaka’s atrium will become a multi-coloured lantern of interconnected geometric forms. Created by award-winning New Zealand artist Shannon Novak, this specially-designed installation will flood the atrium with tessellating patterns of colour.

Key elements from Pātaka’s window installation will also be echoed at other sites scattered throughout the city later in the year, including a dynamic makeover of the outside of Cannon’s Creek library.

Current Exhibitions