Our Story

Pātaka  Art + Museum is the cultural heart of Porirua City, only 15 minutes from Wellington.  We showcase the best in contemporary Māori and Pacific arts, as well as contemporary New Zealand, Asian and international arts & culture. 

We proudly support our community with Bottle Creek Gallery dedicated to local artists. 

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Our staff

Reuben

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Reuben Friend

Director

Mark

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Mark Hutchins-Pond

Contemporary Art Curator

Emma

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Emma Kitson

Curator Community Exhibitions

Laureen

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Laureen Sadlier

Registrar

Turumeke

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Tui Harrington

Exhibitions Officer

Kawika

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Kawika Aipa

Manager Public Outreach & Education

Linda Fordyce

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Linda Fordyce

Education Officer (Museum)

Mel

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Melania Siaosi

Gallery Assistant – Fixed Term

Stu

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Stu Forsyth

Design and Marketing Coordinator

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Linda Sylva

Finance and Reporting Coordinator

Stevei

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Stevei Houkāmau

Manager Visitor Experience

Te Okiekie

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Te Okiekie Collier

Customer Services Officer

Jono

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Jonathan Wilson

Gallery Assistant

Natalie

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Natalie Brasell

Gallery Assistant

Lotte

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Lotte Kellaway

Gallery Assistant

Stacey

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Stacey Nonogaki

Gallery Assistant

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Linda Taylor

Gallery Assistant

Te Rauparaha

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Te Rauparaha Horomona

Gallery Assistant, Ngati Toa Rangatira Cadet

Mairangi

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Mairangi Te Angina

Casual Gallery Assistant

Esme Dawson

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Esmé Dawson

Education Officer (Art LEOTC)

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Margaret Barlow

Casual Gallery Assistant

Natalie Still

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Natalie Still

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Grace Yu Piper

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Grace Yu Piper

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Treivaan Taiapa

Casual Gallery Assistant

Ioana Gordon-Smith

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Ioana Gordon-Smith

Curator Māori Pacific