Download the Friends of Pātaka Art Awards 2017 entry form here > Friends Art Awards entry form 2017


Pātaka has a renowned and respected place in New Zealand’s art scene and an international reputation.

The FRIENDS of PĀTAKA was established to celebrate and support the Gallery. FRIENDS are provided with a range of special opportunities while at the same time supporting and heralding the work of the Gallery. The FRIENDS group provides a background for the enjoyment and understanding of the range of exhibitions and activities that PĀTAKA presents.

Becoming a FRIEND
The gallery benefits all who visit but as a FRIEND you have the opportunity to become more closely involved with PĀTAKA’s exhibitions. Talk to the artists, attend special exhibition previews and floor talks, and meet others who share your passion for arts and culture in Porirua City.

FRIENDS receive:
> A 10% discount at the Pātaka’s Toi Store
> Discounted entry to ticketed events
> A FRIENDS coffee card for Kaizen – every sixth cup free
> Annual tours to other galleries and exhibitions
As a registered charity your membership of FRIENDS of PĀTAKA is tax deductible. Charity No.CC6074

For more information about joining FFRIENDS of PĀTAKA contact the Secretary Meryll Evans:

Wayne Youle and Pataka Friends

The FRIEND’S garden
The Friend’s garden within the Pataka grounds provides a restful space for visitors.

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In March 2009 the FRIENDS purchased a Pauline Morse painting, which now hangs in the Te Rauparaha Arena.


If you’re a first time visitor to Wellington or a local wanting to explore more of the regions art scene, we recommend you head out to the following Museums and Galleries for your next outing:

Te Papa (Wellington)

City Gallery (Wellington)

New Zealand  Academy of Fine Art (Wellington)

Dowse Art Museum (Lower Hutt)

(Upper Hutt)

Mahara Gallery (Kapiti)

Aratoi – Wairarapa Museum of Art and History



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