Our Harbour – Te Awarua-o-Porirua
Opens 18 Nov 2017


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.

Future Exhibitions

Birgit Moffatt and Fiona Christeller: in-visible threads

1 Dec 2017 – 21 Jan 2018

Birgit and Fiona are interested in the invisible threads which link past to present and have investigated these to initate ideas for their art. These include memories and images which connect to place time and people. They present very different work, weaving in-visible threads into textured concrete forms and metal, plastic and fabric based jewellery. Both of them look back to their childhood to claim materials which they contextualise into contemporary work.

Future Exhibitions

Peter Augustin: Couleur vivante (Living Colour)

1 Dec 2017 – 21 Jan 2018

Peter Augustin is a figurative painter working with oil, acrylic, watercolour and mixed media in a lyrical abstract style. His paintings reflect the passion and excitement he feels when inspired by the beauty of the human form. His post-impressionist portraits are refreshingly fluid, heavily symbolic and laden with colour and emotion.

Future Exhibitions