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Oamaru Stone garden sculptures created at Festival of the Elements 2016


Go to TradeMe listings below to view and bid on these one-off Oamaru stone sculptures.


>> View Techtonic sculpture

>> View Un-named sculpture

>> View Ruaumoko sculpture

>> View Her Gift sculpture

Must be collected during opening hours of Pataka Museum.


Porirua Writers' Walk:


The unveiling of the Patricia Grace commemoration took place on Saturday July 2nd, 2016.


The site is on Wineera Drive, opposite the main entry to Whitireia.


>> Read more about Patricia Grace





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Welcome to the Porirua Community Arts Council website.

Who We Are

Porirua Community Arts Council (PCAC) aims to “encourage and promote the practice and appreciation of all art and cultural forms in Porirua City.

We are an award-winning community organisation which encourages, supports and facilitates the arts in the diverse and culturally vibrant community of Porirua City.

Our enthusiastic and hard-working team runs the iconic Festival of the Elements on Waitangi Day (see video link below),  coordinates  events such as Matariki celebrations in Porirua , and actively supports arts projects in the Porirua area.


>> View video of Festival of the Elements 2014


We greatly value our close relationships with our mana whenua (Ngāti Toa) and Porirua City Council, and the generous support of our many volunteers and sponsors.

Porirua Community Arts Council is an incorporated society and is a registered New Zealand charity (NZ Charities Commission # CC46909).


>> View the PCAC Constitution & Rules (PDF file)

What We Do

Porirua Community Arts Council is involved in many activities supporting performing and visual arts in Porirua.

  • Arts Hub - the central resource for Porirua arts initiatives
  • Festival of the Elements – reputably New Zealand’s largest Waitangi Day event
  • Artist in Residence  - bringing artistic excellence to Porirua
  • Porirua Writers’ Walk  – celebrating the wonderful writers of Porirua
  • Matariki – embracing the traditions of Aotearoa in Porirua
  • Advocacy and promotion of the arts in Porirua