Porirua Arts

Friends of Pātaka Welcome all to Winter Music Series June 20, 2024 The Friends of Pātaka Winter Music Series, a beloved annual event in Porirua, is set to return for its 19th year. This series, known for… ...
Mana College Students Shine at Ngā Manu Kōrero June 15, 2024 Ngā Manu Kōrero, one of the most significant events on the Māori education calendar, is renowned for nurturing oratory skills and providing young people with… ...
Students Shine Light on Social Issues with Creative Exhibition June 1, 2024 Photography by Libie Nguyen Massey University's 'Creativity in the Community' class of 2024 showcased their semester's work in an impactful exhibition titled 'The Cost of… ...
81 pou will be standing guard at Pātaka May 22, 2024 A new installation by Waiheke Island artist Anton Forde (Taranaki, Gaeltagh, Gaelic, English) opens at Pātaka Art + Museum this winter, 22 June – 13… ...
Ukulele Fun at Titahi Bay Library May 5, 2024 Join the fun at the Titahi Bay Library and learn how to play the ukuele. Ten ukulele’s are available to test your skills (or bring… ...
Ahilapalapa Rands: Across the Sea from Hawaii to Porirua April 10, 2024 Ahilapalapa Rands draws on her Kānaka Maoli (Hawaiian) whakapapa to explore the connections with Hawai‘i across the expanse of the ocean. Known for her collaborative… ...
Porirua Music fans in for Chris Isaak treat (March 27, 2024) Porirua music enthusiasts are in for a treat as the platinum-selling and GRAMMY-nominated artist Chris Isaak, accompanied by his longtime band Silvertone, is set to… ...
Porirua skaters roll down to Pōneke parks (March 26, 2024) Skate Pōneke is back for 2024 with three pop-up skate installations to celebrate and encourage skating in the city.  Wellington City Council’s first We Skate Pōneke campaign in… ...
Porirua receives a friendly invitation to Welly’s Wild CubaDupa (March 19, 2024) It has been a summer of fun in the capital, and it’s ending with a bang, a strum, a drum and some beats as CubaDupa… ...
Pacific Night Market Porirua (March 18, 2024) ...
Homegrown Experience for Porirua Contingent (March 17, 2024) Nestled between the undulating waves and the urban pulse of Wellington's waterfront, the Jim Beam Homegrown festival unfurled like a technicolor dream, painting the city… ...
Light Keeping by Adrienne Jansen (March 11, 2024) Reviewed by Karen McMillan Creative writing teacher, novelist and poet Adrienne Jansen releases her sixth novel, Light Keeping, a moving and tender novel that draws… ...
Tuk Tuk Thai takes out Cool As Challenge (March 11, 2024) The votes were counted, the judges sipped and a Porirua entrant has once again taken out the Cool As Challenge. Nineteen cafes and restaurants in… ...
BOOMBOX Hip-Hop Rap Event (March 11, 2024) General Admission: Free ($0.00)  Register Dates Sat 16 Mar 2024, 6:00pm–7:30pm ...
St Theresa’s School – March Madness Fair! (March 11, 2024) St Theresa's School, James St, Plimmerton, Porirua - Mana Saturday 16 March 2024 11:00am – 3:00pm Ticket Information Free Admission Dates Sat 16 Mar 2024, 11:00am–3:00pm ...
Tai Chi in Te Manawa (March 11, 2024) Ticket Information Free Admission Dates Wed 13 Mar 2024, 12:30pm–1:30pm Wed 20 Mar 2024, 12:30pm–1:30pm Wed 27 Mar 2024, 12:30pm–1:30pm ...
Pīwakawaka brighten up Whitby and Aotea (March 5, 2024) Artist Helen Bland last week added to the collection of colourful Chorus cabinets around Porirua City by painting a beautiful Pīwakawaka/Fantail mural on cabinets in… ...
Artist transforms Levin’s Information Kiosk with vibrant mural (February 29, 2024) Visitors approaching Levin from the north end are in for a visual treat as the Information Kiosk undergoes a stunning transformation. Renowned artist Joe McMenamin… ...
New exhibition to shine at Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom (January 25, 2024) Escape to Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom and immerse yourself in the latest exhibition ‘To Catch a Falling Star, Hopukia te whetū rere’ which opens on Saturday 27… ...
Light Keeping by Adrienne Jansen (December 31, 2023) Reviewed by Karen McMillan Creative writing teacher, novelist and poet Adrienne Jansen releases her sixth novel, Light Keeping, a moving and tender novel that draws… ...
StoryWalk Launches with Kapiti Libraries (December 9, 2023) Celebrate the opening of Kāpiti Coast District Libraries’ new StoryWalk®, featuring ‘A Bird Tail Tale’ written by Jill Drew and illustrated by artists from Kāpiti Art Studio. The… ...
Kate Hartmann – Arts Review Open Award recipient ‘surprised and honoured’ (November 23, 2023) Waikanae artist Kate Hartmann says she was surprised and honoured to receive the ArotakeToi - Mahara Arts Review Open Award, one of four announced at… ...
Kāpiti Chorale presents Christus Natus Est (November 8, 2023) The Kāpiti Chorale, a renowned local choral ensemble, is set to bring the gift of music to the community with their upcoming concert, Christus Natus… ...
Cabinet art coming to your neighbourhood (November 6, 2023) Horowhenua residents can now enjoy more beautiful works of art on their streets with the addition of another new Chorus mural by a local artist,… ...
Mahara Arts Review award winners announced (November 5, 2023) Congratulations to the recipients of the Arotake Toi | Mahara Arts Review Awards 2023 For her superb piece Marking Time the Toi MAHARA Open Award,… ...