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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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Our staff

Laureen

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Laureen Sadlier

Acting Director / Collections & Exhibitions Manager

Mark

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Mark Hutchins-Pond

Contemporary Art Curator

Ioana Gordon-Smith

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Ioana Gordon-Smith

Curator Māori Pacific

Linda Fordyce

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Linda Fordyce

Education Officer (Museum)

Natalie Still

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Natalie Still

Manager Visitor Services

Natalie

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Natalie Brasell

Gallery Assistant

Lotte

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Lotte Kellaway

Assistant Registrar

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Jonathan Wilson

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Grace Yu Piper

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Grace Yu Piper

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Misa Omeri

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Tori Kauri

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Tori Kauri

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Nicky Roesink-Kelly

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Nicky Roesink-Kelly

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Stevie Lee

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Stevie Topia

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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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