Prue MacDougall – Navigating Worlds
24 May – 30 June 2019
Globe-trotting New Zealand printmaker Prue MacDougall is a visual story teller. Each work in Navigating Worlds is part of a series of narratives, playing around with concepts and eclectic mixes of images to express an idea or emotion.
For her third exhibition in Pātaka’s Toi Galley, MacDougall has created a series that explore the European heritage of most New Zealanders. Using her recently uncovered maternal family tree, she presents themes of journeying, both physically and chronologically, and the effect these experiences have on our identity.
Virtuoso Strings. O Matou Malaga. Our Voyage: Photographs by Tracy Sexton
3 May – 2 June 2019
The photographs appearing in this exhibition were taken by Tracy Sexton. They will also feature in a soon to be released book: Virtuoso Strings, O Matou Malaga, Our Voyage which will chart Virtuoso Strings’ journey in pictorial and narrative form. The book will portray how two driven local musicians, Elizabeth and Craig, converted their desire to create equal opportunities in music into a thriving and supportive orchestral environment which nurtures the talent of all young music students, regardless of background. The orchestra has embraced the natural talent in the Porirua community and helped students to develop strong peer and community connections and build an enduring sense of self-worth.
John Bucklow: The Memory Of Things To Come
12 Apr – 19 May 2019
The title of the exhibition refers to a theory of Time in modern physics, which suggests that everything that it is possible to be, to become, or has been, is already there laid out like a map of some places we have visited and some not yet. Time does not flow, it just is, and that the way we experience time is an illusion which we can’t fix.
Porirua – My Place
22 March – 28 April 2019
An exhibition of artwork from the schools that make up the Northern Porirua Kahui Ako, Aotea College, Plimmerton, Papakowhai, Rangikura, Discovery, Postgate, and Pāuatahanui. It showcases artwork from years 1 – 13 students in a variety of mediums.
Vincent Duncan: Love of Colour
1 Mar – 7 Apr 2019
Award-winning Kapiti artist Vincent Duncan is one of New Zealand’s most distinctive artists. This exhibition features his trademark vivid oil paintings that reflect his unique view of Wellington scenes. The dominant colours of his works are red, blue, yellow, and green and are based on a photographic memory which captures scenes, colours and shapes in his own intuitive style.