Māoridom and life in Porirua
Ana Sciascia is the new director/kaihautū of Pātaka Art + Museum, Porirua City’s premier art gallery. Sciascia took over from Reuben Friend in April.
Tell us a little about yourself.
I was raised in Porirua in a family with a deep value for the arts and various arts connections.
Professionally I have worked in the arts and politics – both the arts of politics and the politics of art. I’m not an art for art’s sake kind of person. For me, it’s about our connection and relationship with one another and the arts. I am a mother of four; I live in Tītahi Bay and am a performing artist raised in te ao haka.
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