Ka mua, ka muri. Looking back, moving forward: 25 years of Pātaka profiles Pāktaka’s achievements over the last 25 years and looks forward to the next – continuing to champion emerging and established artists, making space for Māori and Moana art and forging new connections here and across the globe. The birthday month is also marked by live performances, a gala dinner, a haiku battle, whanau craft activities and of course cake.
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25 September, 10.30am-12.30pm | Free | No booking required
Celebrate our treasured Japanese garden, try writing a haiku poem about Pātaka
25 September, 1pm | Free | No booking required
The Friends of Pātaka have cake to share and you’re all invited! Celebrate with Mayor Anita Baker and the Pātaka whanau as we kick off our 25th Anniversary celebrations.
3 & 4 October, 10.30am & 2pm | Free | Booking required
A fun activity using light-sensitive paper to create photographic prints. Draw inspiration from the native plants of Aotearoa. Ages 5+. Free. Limited spaces. To book, email email@example.com with subject line: Cyanotype Workshop and preferred session date and time, phone (04) 237 1511 or register with Pātaka reception staff.
7 October, 10am | Free | No booking required
Celebrate the opening of this Kiribati Tibuta. Featuring over 80 richly embroidered blouses. A curated show with food and music.
12 October, 6pm-10.30pm | Ticketed event | Booking required
It’s time to get fancy with a Pātaka fundraiser dinner.
15 October, 11am-2pm | Free | No booking required
The Migrating Kitchen is back to share recipes, stories, cultures and history
28 October, 2pm | Free | No booking required
25 Years of Pātaka Ka mua, ka muri: Looking back, Moving forward
28 October, 3pm | Free | No booking required
A Haiku competition will also be run throughout the month of October encouraging emerging and established writers from the community to share their reflections and aspirations of Pātaka.
Entries can be dropped off to our front desk.
We will also be celebrating the Pacific Language Weeks for Tuvalu, Fiji, Niue and Tokelau with guest artists & performances. Whānau crafts will also be offered during October including oragami and puppet making.