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. 



Our current membership costs are;

Individual Membership

Dual Membership                              

Family Membership                        

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:

Pātaka Friends Art Awards 2020 Entry Form

To enter the 2020 Pātaka Friends Art Awards download and fill out the pdf form below, good luck!

FOP Art Awards Entry Form 2020


Friends of Pātaka AGM 2020

To view the Friends of Pātaka President's report,  Performance report and Pātaka review report, click on the pdfs below to download: 

Friends of Pātaka President's Report 2020

2019 Friends of Pātaka Performance Report

2019 Friends of Pātaka Review Report

Past Friends of Pātaka events and exhibitions

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)