Friends of Pātaka

$20-$50 annual subscriptions

Become more closely involved with Pātaka's exhibitions and meet others who share your passion for arts and culture in Porirua City. You get some handy discounts at our store as well.

Become a friend

Pātaka has a renowned and respected place in New Zealand’s art scene, and an international reputation.

The Friends of Pātaka was established to celebrate and support the gallery. Friends are provided with a range of special opportunities while at the same time supporting and heralding the work of the gallery. The Friends group provides a background for the enjoyment and understanding of the range of exhibitions and activities that Pātaka presents.

In March 2009 the Friends purchased a Pauline Morse painting, which now hangs in Te Rauparaha Arena, and we maintain a courtyard garden for visitors to enjoy.

The gallery benefits all who visit but as a Friend you have the opportunity to become more closely involved with Pātaka's exhibitions. You can talk to the artists, attend special exhibition previews and floor talks, and meet others who share your passion for arts and culture in Porirua City. 

Visit the Friends of Pātaka website here.


Our current membership costs are;

Single Membership (individual adult)

Dual Membership (two adult from the same address)         

Family Membership (two adults, 2 children under 18 years)                 

One off  "half yearly" Joining fee
(from 1 July 2020)

Single Membership (individual adult)

Dual Membership (two adult from the same address)         

Family Membership (two adults, 2 children under 18 years)                 

Friends receive:

  • A 10% discount at Pātaka’s Toi Store
  • Discounted entry to ticketed events
  • A Friends coffee card for Kaizen Cafe – every sixth cup free
  • Annual tours to other galleries and exhibitions

For more information about joining Friends of Pātaka contact the secretary Meryll Evans at:

Membership Form

Fill out the from below and email back to us at

Friends of Pātaka membership form

Friends of Pātaka Arts Trail 2021

A community festival that takes everything from painting and weaving to 3D printing, printmaking and textiling, and displays it across Porirua city, returns 13 -14 March 2021.

The Arts Trail will include a wide range of artists exhibiting in 16 studios and 8 large hubs. As in previous years, some of the major hubs will be Pātaka, the Gear Homestead Woolshed, and Mana Arts Society. But this time there will also be community hubs, where local artists gather to exhibit and to sell their work.

Download the 2021 brochure here and join this exciting event, or collect your brochure from Pātaka from 8 February.

For more information go directly to the Friends website here.

Friends of Friends

If you’re a first time visitor to Wellington or a local wanting to explore more of the region's art scene, we recommend you head out to the following museums and galleries for your next outing:

Te Papa (Wellington)

City Gallery (Wellington)

New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts (Wellington)

Dowse Art Museum (Lower Hutt)

Expressions (Upper Hutt)

Mahara Gallery (Kāpiti)

Aratoi – Wairarapa Museum of Art and History (Wairarapa)