Situated right in the city centre, within the library complex on Parumoana Street, Pātaka Art + Museum is a place of inspiration. We encourage you to stop by and enjoy the latest exhibition of contemporary art, take part in an art class, and explore our local history. You can even hire out rooms for meetings and events.
Toi Store located at Pātaka has beautifully crafted pieces of art, jewellery and souvenirs you can purchase for yourself or as a gift. The store is open seven days a week.
Be sure to stop in at the cafe within the Pātaka complex and enjoy a flat white and nibble overlooking the Japanese garden. It was developed in honour of Porirua City’s sister-city relationship with Nishio City of Japan. If you’re lucky enough to time your trip on the third Sunday of the month you’ll be able to catch the Market @ Pātaka and grab a local artistic momento of your trip.
Visit the Pataka website to find out more about current exhibitions and events.
Pataka's public galleries and other spaces will be closed from 22 January until 26 May 2018 for maintenance and upgrades.
Pātaka Art + Museum’s Japanese garden was created in the karesansui style, which represents mountains and water through the use of rocks and gravel. The white rounded gravel is a visual metaphor of the sea while the combination of the small darker stones and larger boulders are symbolic of the mountains, waterfalls and streams. If you look carefully it is possible to see the karetaki, the path of a dried-up waterfall as it falls into the karenagare or dry stream bed.
Specialist Japanese gardeners will be working alongside our people in maintaining the garden at the following times, and the public is welcome to come along to view the work:
An interpreter will be available to assist with any questions you may have.
Pātaka is the perfect location for events with a range of spaces available for corporate and private functions. Imagine holding your next conference among unique art works – or getting married overlooking the Japanese garden.
Pātaka’s various spaces are bright, spacious, and adorned with amazing art:
The Pātaka team will work with you to ensure your event goes off without a hitch, from securing the right space within the architecturally designed contemporary building, to arranging catering, lighting, sound, projection, and presentation details.
Phone (04) 237 1511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss venue availability and costs, and to make a booking.
Find out more about Pātaka venues for hire: www.pataka.org.nz.
The exhibition at Pātaka Art + Museum discovers and remembers the local men who served at the Western Front from 1916–1918.28 Sep 2017
Artist, Kerry Ann Lee’s new body of work celebrates Aotearoa New Zealand as a remote archipelago and an imaginative site of possibility.18 Jul 2017
The suite of three solo exhibitions by Abdul Abdullah, Abdul-Rahman Abdullah and Khaled Sabsabi is entitled Dark Horizons and it explores the duality of fear through a Muslim lens.17 Jul 2017