The Friends of Pātaka Arts Trail from Tawa to Pukerua Bay
10 & 11 March 2018
This is a free event, organised by the Friends of Pātaka with support from Pātaka and the City Council, will be held over the weekend of the 10th and 11th of March 2018, from 10.00am to 4.00pm each day.
There will be collectives of artists showing in three ‘hubs’ plus artist studios to visit.
Click on the link to view/download the Arts Trail brochure: PatakaFriendsArtsTrailBrochure
Participating artist Daniel Reeve
The fantasy calligraphy and cartography of Daniel Reeve is known to anyone who is familiar with the Lord of the Rings films. As official calligrapher for the film series, as well as King Kong, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Spartacus, Tintin, The Hobbit, Dead Letters, The Warrior’s Way, his work is recognised internationally.
“Art was just something I could do, ever since I was old enough to hold a pencil. I never thought of it as a viable career so became a computer programmer. But times change, and I found myself wanting to escape the rat race, and make use of my natural talent. I started exhibiting and selling paintings and dabbled with calligraphy. When I heard that The Lord of the Rings was being made in Wellington, I sent a sample of elvish calligraphy to the film company, and a few days later I was the official calligrapher for the films!”
Participating artist Kerry Jane Scott
Kerry Jane devotes much of her time working on community projects. Her mosaic artworks include the Waitangarua mosaic, Te Ra Nui Roundabout column and pavement mosaics in Porirua East, and Plimmerton’s wave seats.
After winning the Friends of Pataka Open Art Award in 2016, she has leased a studio in Wellington with space to create her large, vibrant paintings that are informed by the coexistence of human and natural wildlife and exhibited her first solo exhibition, entitled ‘My Back Yard’, in Pataka’s Toi Gallery in April 2017.
Daniel and Kerry will be exhibiting at Pātaka during the Porirua Arts Trail, 10 and 11 March. They are two of the ten artists at Pātaka Arts and Museum. People following the Arts Trail can watch the artists in action at Pātaka, at nine artist studios from Tawa to Pukerua Bay, at Gear Homestead Woolshed, Mana Arts Society rooms, and at Hongoeka Marae, where there is an exhibition of mahi toi (maori art), as part of the Hongoeka Summer Festival. Arts Trail brochures can be collected from Pātaka, Libraries or from www.pataka.org.nz.
Friends of Pātaka Arts Trail and Toi@Hongoeka
Saturday 10 March. Hongoeka Summer Festival.
Arts Trail participants are welcome to attend a powhiri onto Hongoeka Marae on the Saturday at 9am. Gather outside the marae entrance by 8.45am. There will be a guide There to take you on when the call of welcome is given.
Directions to the marae: As you enter Hongoeka Bay, you will be shown to where to park, as the road will be closed for the festival event.
At 10am there will be a talk inside the wharenui by Uncle Brian, Hongoeka kaumatua and kowhaiwhai artist. This is open to Arts Trail participants who have been at the powhiri.
The art exhibition Toi@Hongoeka, along with artist demonstrations will take place on the ground floor of the wharekai building, situated next to the marae proper.
The “Toi@Hongoeka” signage will show you where to go. Kenana Café will be operating upstairs in the wharekai.
People can visit the Toi@Hongoeka exhibition and artists demonstrations from 10am to 4pm. (They do not have to be at the powhiri or the korero in the wharenui).
A Toi@Hongoeka Fashion Show will take place at 2.30pm.
Sunday 11 March
The Hongoeka Summer Festival is Saturday only. On Sunday, Trail participants can drive into and along Hongoeka Bay’s private road to the end, arriving at the parking area outside the marae complex. Check the “Toi@Hongoeka” signage to show you where it is and where to go.
Open hours of 10am to 4pm will apply on Sunday.
Participating artists include Hongoeka whānau Brian Gunson, Kohai Grace, Miriama Grace-Smith and Sidi Reihana, and friends – the weavers and carvers of the Toi Poutama Collective, painter James Molnar, pounamu jeweller, Neke Moa, fibre weaver artist, Tracey Morgan, Wi Taepa (clay sculptor) and Matthew McIntyre-Wilson with his profound work in copper and silver.
Art is for sale Saturday and Sunday.