Hine Pae Kura

8 Dec 2017 – 21 Jan 2018

Hine Pae Kura Collective – previously known as Toi Wāhine Collective – will be exhibiting new artwork alongside six renowned Wellington-based Māori women artists. Hine Pae Kura are Keri-Mei Zagrobelna, Miriama Grace-Smith, Sophie Jolley, Xoë Hall, Sian Montgomery-Neutze and Pikihuia Haenga. Hine Pae Kura is honoured to exhibit alongside Robyn Kahukiwa, Suzanne Tamaki, Jamie Berry, Kaea Graham, Stevei Houkamau and Ladyfruit.

Past Exhibitions

NANDITA KUMAR – Tentacles of Dimensions

27 Aug 2017 – 22 Jan 2018

Nandita Kumar is a new-media artist who creates immersive environmental spaces using sound, video, animation and digital technology. Her installations, interactive sculptures and animations seamlessly integrate new media, highlighting contradictions within the techno-industrial revolution and natural landscape. Pātaka will be exhibiting two of Nandita’s short films: Birth of BrainFly – a surreal exploration of the fragmentation of identity the artist experienced when she migrated from India to New Zealand; and Tentacles of Dimensions – another surreal journey of a brain, now unplugged from its cultural programming and indulging purely in the senses. Both films include adult content, discretion is advised.

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KERRY ANN LEE – Fruits in the Backwater

27 Aug 2017 – 22 Jan 2018


Wellington-based artist Kerry Ann Lee’s new installation celebrates Aotearoa New Zealand as a remote archipelago – a place where diversity has a chance to grow roots deeper than it might in more densely populated centres. Photographic cut-outs of tantalizing images from glossy commercial advertising are suspended amongst lightboxes with locally-specific references. This installation has the look and feel of a glossy tourism brochure, but it’s fractured and verging on rupture as Lee takes stock of the cultural nuances that make us who we are.

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Recollections + Wayne Youle

Until 14 Aug 2017/22 Jan 2018

We’re improving our storage rooms for our museum collection, so we’re storing it all in two of our galleries from June to August. While we do that, visitors have a unique chance to see some of the interesting things we have. As part of Pātaka’s collection store upgrade project, we’ve asked Titahi Bay-born artist Wayne Youle to create an installation that responds to our collection and highlights some of the objects he believes are significant to museum collecting and the history of Porirua.

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DARK HORIZONS – Abdul Abdullah, Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Khaled Sabsabi

27 Aug 2017 – 22 Jan 2018

Dark Horizons is a suite of three interconnected solo exhibitions by Abdul Abdullah, Abdul-Rahman Abdullah and Khaled Sabsabi. Each of these artists presents an individual contemplation on migration and multiculturalism explored through sculpture, film, photography and painting. Through a process of personal introspection, the artists shed light on our own complicity in contributing to the economic, environmental and social conditions afflicting our international neighbours.

Past Exhibitions