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Pātaka Art + Museum is the cultural jewel of Porirua City. As well as being a world-leading contemporary art gallery and museum dedicated to Māori, Pacific and Aotearoa New Zealand culture, Pātaka also houses a range of public meeting rooms and performance spaces for corporate and community events. Pātaka is located in the cultural precinct of Porirua City, next to the Te Rauparaha Arena and Swimming Pools, with plentiful free parking throughout the day. Our modern facilities provide a family-friendly environment that is welcoming for people of all ages, abilities, genders, ethnicities and cultures. 

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

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

Emma

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Emma Kitson

Curator Community Exhibitions

Turumeke Harrington 2020

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Turumeke Harrington

Exhibitions Officer

Stuart Forsyth 2020

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Stuart Forsyth

Design and Marketing Coordinator

Linda Fordyce

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Linda Fordyce

Education Officer (Museum)

Julie Noanoa 2020

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Julie Noanoa

Education Officer (LEOTC)

Krista Shew

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Krista Shew

Public Outreach and Events Coordinator

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Linda Sylva

Finance and Reporting Coordinator

Stevei

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Stevei Houkāmau

Manager Visitor Experience

Natalie Still

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Natalie Still

Visitor Services Administration Officer

Stacey

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Stacey Nonogaki

Gallery Assistant

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

Grace Yu Piper

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Grace Yu Piper

Gallery Assistant (Casual)

Stevie Lee

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Stevie Topia

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Nicky Roesink-Kelly

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Nicky Roesink-Kelly

Gallery Assistant (Casual)

Treivaan Taiapa

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Treivaan Taiapa

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Margaret Barlow

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Te Rauparaha

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Te Rauparaha Horomona

Gallery Assistant, Ngati Toa Rangatira Cadet

Tori Kauri

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Tori Kauri

Gallery Assistant

Reuben

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Reuben Friend

Director

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