Debbie Ngarewa-Packer and artist Ahilapalapa Rands at the opening of Pātaka's Autumn exhibition season

Debbie Ngarewa-Packer Opens Autumn Exhibition Season

Director Ana Sciasscia was joined by MP Debbie Ngarewa-Packer and other VIPs to open three exhibitions – Ahilapalapa Rand's Across the Sea, Maioha Kara's In Good Relation and Paraikete Threads. Mark Tantrum's images captured the occasion ...

15 Mar 2024
Rebecca Stewart, She Held a River exhibition

Lush Sculptural Artworks: Rebecca Stewart

Rebecca Stewart is a Christchurch teacher and artist whose lush, sculptural works feature in her Pātaka exhibition, She Held a River.

4 Mar 2024
Designer Jeanine Clarkin. Image Lawrence Smith, courtesy of Stuff

Fashion Activist Wants You to Dress Up & Dance: Jeanine Clarkin

Designer Jeanine Clarkin is a champion of indigenous Māori fashion. Her garments feature alongside other contemporary Māori artists – Noa Blanket Co and Mataaho Collective – in the Pātaka exhibition Paraikete Threads, which opens with a special event, 'Dress Up and Dance with Jeanine Clarkin'.

29 Feb 2024
Heidi Brickell, artist and educator at Pātaka

Our New Kaiako: Meet Artist Heidi Brickell

One of our two educators, Heidi Brickell (Te Hika o Papauma, Rangitāne, Ngāi Tara, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Apakura), is also an artist. We asked Heidi about her move south to join the Pātaka team and how she balances her work as an artist with the role of kaioko.

15 Feb 2024
Aniva 2023 exhibition

Aniva Residency at Pātaka Opens for Applications

Applications are now open for the 2024 Aniva Artist in Residency programme, a partnership between Pātaka Art+Museum and Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa. The paid residency is offered to a Pacific artist or practitioner who identifies as LGBTQIA+/MVPFAFF.

13 Feb 2024
2023 Artist Susanne Kerr, Photographer Stephen A'Court KW5024

Environment Natural Part of Artist Susanne Kerr’s Work

Wellington artist Susanne Kerr's exhibition, Remnants, is at Pātaka until 11 February. She describes her process and inspiration for her work.

15 Jan 2024
Joshua and Whakaa Te Kani

Pātaka in the Media: Julian Wilcox interviews Noa Blankets

For RNZ's Māpuna, Julian Wilcox speaks with Whakaawa and Josh Te Kani about Paraikete Threads, a Pātaka exhibition that features works from their business, Noa Blanket Co. Listen to the interview here ...

2 Mar 2024
The opening of Manu Vaea's  exhibition at Pātaka

Pātaka in the Media: Manu Vaea on RNZ

Mark Amery interviews artist Manuha‘apai Vaeatangitau (also known as Manu Vaea) on RNZ's Culture 101 about Manu's solo exhibition at Pātaka, Koe Tau’atāina o e Leitī | The Freedom/Emancipation of the Leitī. Listen to it here ...

19 Dec 2023
Manu Vaea

Leitī Take Centrestage at Pātaka

Curator Ioana Gordon-Smith discusses Koe Tau’atāina o e Leitī | The Freedom/Emancipation of the Leitī, a solo exhibition by Manuha‘apai Vaeatangitau (also known as Manu Vaea). Manu is the 2023 Aniva Arts Resident and her exhibition reinserts gender diversity into a long Tongan history.

1 Dec 2023
Ana Portrait2

Ka Mua, Ka Muri: Looking Back, Moving Forward – Pātaka is 25

Pātaka is celebrating 25 years with a month of birthday events. Director Ana Sciascia reflects on our "brief yet rich history that has seen Pātaka become a vibrant hub of creativity, culture and connection".

3 Oct 2023

Artist Israel Birch on 'painting with light'

A Q&A with artist Israel Tangaroa Birch (Ngā Puhi, Ngāi Tawake, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Ra kaipaaka) whose video work Rerenga Wairua features in Naadohbii: To Draw Water at Pātaka.

1 Sep 2023
Glen Wolfgramm at the opening of his exhibition

Pātaka in the Media: Grant Smithies chats with artist Glen Wolfgramm

"When artist Glen Wolfgramm paints, he has the whole city to himself", says journalist Grant Smithies. Read a Q&A with Glen about his work and his exhibition at Pātaka Art + Musem.

19 Dec 2022
glen wolfgramm artist at Pātaka

Pātaka in the Media: Glen Wolfgramm on RNZ

Lynn Freeman interviews artist Glen Wolfgramm on RNZ's Standing Room Only about Glen's solo exhibition at Pātaka, 'A'eva tokotaha e Pasifiki Solo across the Pacific. Listen to it here ...

21 Nov 2022