Diego and Frida: A Smile in the Middle of the Way

7 Dec 2018 – 27 Jan 2019

Diego and Frida: A Smile in the Middle of the Way takes an intimate look at the life and relationship between Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, as seen through the lens of some of the most notable photographers of that time, including Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Ansel Adams, Guillermo Kahlo, Leo Matiz, Nickolas Muray, Edward Weston, and Guillermo Zamora. The documentary prints in the exhibition come from the Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo, encompassing nearly twenty-five years of their marriage.

Past Exhibitions

Kāpiti Camera Club: 50 Years of Photography


1 Feb – 10 Mar 2019


The Kāpiti Camera Club (based in Porirua) will celebrate its 50th birthday on 24 February 2019. To mark its 50 year history, the club is holding an exhibition at Bottle Creek Gallery from 1 February to 10 March. On display will be a range of work from present and past members. The walls will be adorned with almost 70 images reflecting the many interests, topics and passions of these enthusiastic, amateur photographers. Three tv monitors will play during each day, one showing members’ digital images, another highlights of the club’s history, and the third a series of short videos from video special interest group members. Items of historical interest such as old cameras and other photographic artefacts will also be on display.

There will also be two early evening workshops/field trips in February that are free and open to the public. For details check the Home page of the Kāpiti Camera Club website:
The Kāpiti Camera Club (based in Porirua) will celebrate its 50th birthday on 24 February 2019. To mark its 50 year history, the club is holding an exhibition at Bottle Creek Gallery from 1 February to 10 March. On display will be a range of work from present and past members. The walls will be adorned with almost 70 images reflecting the many interests, topics and passions of these enthusiastic, amateur photographers. Three tv monitors will play during each day, one showing members’ digital images, another highlights of the club’s history, and the third a series of short videos from video special interest group members. Items of historical interest such as old cameras and other photographic artefacts will also be on display.

There will also be two early evening workshops/field trips in February that are free and open to the public. For details check the Home page of the Kāpiti Camera Club website: http://www.kapiticameraclub.co.nz/Home

Past Exhibitions

Four Women Who Paint


2 Nov – 2 Dec 2018

Four local artists from four different generations come together to showcase their work. Lindsay Blakeley, Alicja Gear, Jill Sutton and Fran Zukowski have formed a friendship and a creative bond through painting. This is their first exhibition together and includes a landscape work by each artist of the Pauatahanui/Mana area – a place that provides them all with inspiration.

Past Exhibitions

Toi Store Summer Pop-Up: Cash and Carry

22 Nov 2018 – 13 Jan 2019


From the 22nd of November 2018 to the 13th of January 2019, the Toi Store is taking over the Toi Gallery at Pātaka!

There’s something for all tastes and budgets, so come in and let our knowledgeable staff find the perfect gift for someone special in your life.

Past Exhibitions

Elizabeth Thomson – The Greening of New Blueland

2 Sep – 2 Dec 2018


For over three decades, Elizabeth Thomson’s art has engaged with issues around science, imagination, culture and what it means to live in the South Pacific region in the 21st century.

The Greening of New Blueland presents some of the most seductive, lyrical and yet perplexing works produced by Thomson in the last 12 years. These works speak of our escalating world problems – global warming, over-fishing of the oceans, pollution and environmental degradation.

Past Exhibitions