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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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Laureen Sadlier

Collections & Exhibitions Manager

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Mark Hutchins-Pond

Contemporary Art Curator

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Kelsey Hankins

ELC Educator (Museum)

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Josie Wheelan

Senior Education Officer (Museum)

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Natalie Still

Manager Visitor Experience

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Natalie Brasell

Gallery Assistant

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Lotte Kellaway

Assistant Registrar

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Gary Collins

Exhibitions Officer

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Jaquan Nin

Gallery Assistant (Casual)

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Te Aurere Coker

Gallery Assistant (Casual)

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Tori Kauri

Gallery Assistant

Nicky Roesink-Kelly

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Nicky Roesink-Kelly

Gallery Assistant (Casual)

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Indiana Bale

Gallery Assistant (Weekend Supervisor)

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Sian Zhang

Public Outreach and Events Coordinator

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Georgie Keyse

Curator Community Exhibitions

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Blair Hoets

Gallery Assistant

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Kate Pearson

Gallery Assistant (Casual)

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Walter Moala

Design and Marketing Coordinator

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Ana Sciascia

Director Pataka Art & Museum

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Alix Pratt

Finance & Reporting Coordinator

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