16 & 17 March 2019

The Friends of Pātaka Arts Trail is an exciting opportunity to meet and watch artists in nine hubs (groups of artists in one location) and twelve individual studios over two days. There is lots of wonderful work for sale, for a range of budgets!

The artists will present a wide variety of creativity, from glass in Pukerua Bay to 3D printed bespoke vases in Tawa. There will be work from Whitireia’s traditional Maori influenced weavers, artists who bring expressions from Tokelau, the Cook Islands, Samoa, Myanmar, Indonesia, as well as fantasy and reflective artists.

Visit to view the Trail brochure, or collect it from Pātaka Art + Museum and Libraries.

Download a digital version of the trail brochure here: ArtsTrailBrochure2019

Friends of Pātaka Arts Trail 2019 Facebook page

Friends of Pātaka Arts Trail 2019 Instagram page


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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