Reuben Paterson’s new animation Te Maiea (2020) observes the whakapapa of Hine Maheri, the personification of sparkling fine grained sandstone, through the union and incarnations of our cliffs, rocks, stones and springs produced from Tāne Mahuta, the god of the forest and his (particular) union with Hine-tū-pari-maunga, the personification of mountains and cliffs.
To fully experience this artwork, the viewer is invited to listen to their own music while viewing this animation. Magic correlations between sight and sound might occur and transport you into the depth of Paterson’s vision.
Further details can be found here.
Reuben Paterson is included in the Christchurch Art Gallery's new exhibition Wheriko - Brilliant! on until 16 February 2020. In te reo Maori 'wheriko' translates to sparkle, flash or glisten and this exhibition brings together light-based works from the Gallery's collection to explore the many ways that the role of light can play in art making and experiencing art. See more here.
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu
Open 7 days 10am-5pm, Wednesday 10am-9pm
Seven of our artists, Reuben Paterson, Darryn George, Dick Frizzell, Michael Hight, Max Gimblett, John Walsh and Karl Maughan have created original artworks inspired by re-imagined hymns for 'Offering', a 12 track album by Hollie Smith and Teeks and the Auckland Gospel Choir.
The album is available to purchase on 26 April (CD and digital) and the original artworks, as well as limited edition prints, will be sold at an exhibition in Auckland in May, with all proceeds going to the Salvation Army.
Find out more here.
Last week global brand H&M opened its Auckland flagship store as part of the new Commercial Bay redevelopment on the corner of Queen and Customs Street. Reuben Paterson collaborated with Emil Woodruffe from Spyglass to create a flora and fauna animation projected onto the facade of the 3-storey building to celebrate its opening.
Reuben Paterson and John Pule are included in a new exhibition at Tauranga Art Gallery Children of Mallarmé: Fashion, Art & Collaboration on until 16 September 2018. Curated by Peter Shand and Karl Chitham, this exhibition surveys visual artists who have collaborated with fashion designers in New Zealand and Australia over the past 30 years. John Pule's works are exhibited beside designer Doris de Pont's garments and Reuben Paterson's glittering collaboration with WORLD shows how art and fashion work cohesively. Read more here.
Tauranga Art Gallery
Cnr Wharf & Willow Streets, Downtown Tauranga, 3110
Open 7 days - 10am - 4.30pm
The recently refurbished Te Papa Tongarewa exhibition space Toi Art is now open and features a new long-term exhibition Kaleidoscope: Abstract Aotearoa, Anō he kōpere: Te reo tohu including works by our gallery artist, Reuben Paterson. This exhibition explores how abstract art has been reimagined by artists in the Pacific through use of colour, shape and pattern. Paterson's work Te Putahitanga o Rehua, 2005 features a single channel digital video projected onto a glittering surface.
This work is part of Te Papa's long-term collection and exhibition.
Te Papa Tongarewa
Toi Art Level 5
55 Cable Street
Open daily 10am-6pm
Gallery artist Reuben Paterson alongside Lonnie Hutchinson present a new installation of works at Te Uru Gallery titled Relative Reciprocity to celebrate Matariki. This exhibition presents their works as conversations and explorations of similarities in aesthetics, politics and their spiritual use of light and darkness.
For more information about this exhibition, visit the Te Uru website here.
Open from 24 June - 20 August 2017.
420 Titirangi Road
Physical and virtual taonga are unified in the exhibition Pūkana whakarunga! Pūkana whakararo! curated by Suzanne Tamaki. Referencing the heralding of Matariki, the exhibition brings heaven and earth into closer conversation. Contemporary artworks by leading and emerging Māori artists are paired with virtual taonga from the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa, accessed via visitors’ mobile devices.
And as part of the events, there will be a High Tea and kōrero with Suzanne Tamaki and Reuben Paterson on Wednesday 21 June from 5:30 pm. Koha entry for Te Whare Rokiroki / Women’s Refuge. Visit the Facebook event for more information.
Toi Pōneke Arts Centre
61/69 Abel Smith Street
Te Aro, Wellington 6012
Open: Weekdays 10 - 8pm, Weekends 10 - 4pm, closed on public holidays
Reuben Paterson is one of eight New Zealand artists presented in The River Lie, now open at The Suter Art Gallery in Nelson. The prominent theme of the exhibition is to expose landscapes in various forms and mediums, with works that 'complicate the landscape'. Four works of Paterson's are included showcasing his artistic skill in manipulating glitter on canvas, and working sculpturally.
The River Lie runs until Sunday 28 May 2017, with more information available on their website here. To read the interview with The Suter Art Gallery curator Sarah McClintock featured in the Nelson Mail and on Stuff.co.nz, see here.
Gow Langsford Gallery has popped up in Christchurch to showcase an exciting new exhibition.
For three weeks this month, the exhibition will feature works by New Zealand and international artists, including Gregor Kregar, Dick Frizzell, Sara Hughes, Reuben Paterson, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Pablo Picasso, Gordon Walters and Colin McCahon. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and see the project unfold.
Visit us at the newly renovated space at The Tannery, or read more about the exhibition here.
Gow Langsford Gallery Pop Up
200 Cumnor Tce
Friday 4th - Sunday 20th November
Open daily 10 - 5pm
Reuben Paterson has recently completed a new public work in coordination with the Auckland Council to brighten up the Ronwood Ave carpark in Manukau City, Auckland. Day/Night has been an ongoing project for four years with artist, Lonnie Hutchinson who completed and installed the 'night' part of the project, Night: Aroha atu, Aroha mai / I love you, last year.
Paterson's Me Rongo: Walk in Rainbows shrouds the exterior of the carpark with 148 brightly coloured prisms, made in collaboration with prism maker Walter Foott, to cast rainbows throughout the functional, but not aesthetically pleasing architecture of the carpark. In a short video (view it here), Paterson explains that he wanted to "activate the carpark, make it kinetic, and make it beautiful".
Gallery artists Reuben Paterson and Graham Fletcher feature in the exhibition Art of The Pacific, on now at the National Gallery of Victoria. Featuring works that span a broad cross-section of time and space, the exhibition encourages thought about the continuous history of the Pacific and its dynamic transformation in the face of enormous social change.
Art of the Pacific includes the work of a number of prominent contemporary Pacific Islander and New Zealand artists, notably Fiona Pardington, Reuben Patterson, Brett Graham, Peter Robinson, Greg Semu, Chris Charteris, Graham Fletcher, Daniel Boyd, Francis Upritchard, Yvonne Todd, Taloi Havini and Angela Tiatia whose work appears alongside that of artists working in Vanuatu, Oro Province, The Highlands, West Papua, Samoa, Tonga and the Torres Strait.
NGV International, Level 3
16 March - 14th August 2016
Open 10am - 5pm Daily
Read more about the exhibition on the NGV website here.
WELLINGTON, NZ – World of WearableArt® has announced the creative team for the 28th WOW® Awards Show, New Zealand’s largest performing arts event founded by Dame Suzie Moncrieff.
Returning Show Directors Aucklanders Mike Mizrahi and Marie Adams will spearhead a team which includes Musical Director Don McGlashan as well as a number of New Zealand’s most significant artists and designers, technical experts and theatre practitioners, including gallery artist Reuben Paterson, who will bring to the event a burst of colour and glitz.
Please read more about the event here.
The Auckland Art Fair has begun! Visit us at The Cloud, Booth 14 until this Sunday the 29th of May.
Featuring works by Dick Frizzell, Judy Millar, Tony Cragg, Dale Frank, Richard Lewer, Paul Dibble, James Cousins, Reuben Paterson, Max Gimblett and Gordon Walters
For more information, please visit the Auckland Art Fair website here.
In Māori cosmology, the separation of the sky and earth brings forth Te Ao Mārama, the world of light, and signals the coming of knowledge. Paterson has used glitter to represent Māori concepts in his work since leaving art school in 1997, and with his new commission The End, invites visitors into an elevator space that emulates a dark sky powdered with stars.
The End was commissioned by the Christchurch Art Gallery and is installed in the main passenger lift at the back of the foyer which goes from the ground floor to the first floor galleries. It’s at the core of the building for visitors. This is one of many projects designed to welcome gallery's visitors back in to the building, and celebrate the milestone of the gallery’s reopening as part of the city’s recovery. The elevator project will provide a 7-8 second immersive art experience for visitors as they ride between floors.
The End, 2016
Cotton Fabric with Metallic Particles
1500 x 1400 x 2135 mm
Commissioned by Te Puna o Waiwhetu Christchurch Art Gallery
On view from the 30 March 2016 - 30 March, 2017
Op + Pop, opening this Saturday the 6th of February at the Christchurch Art Gallery, takes a look at the continued influence of two major international twentieth-century art movements—Op Art and Pop Art—on New Zealand art. Op, born in Britain in the early 1960s, and Pop, which started in the United States in the late 1950s, opened up dynamic new possibilities for making art.
Gallery artist Reuben Paterson has produced a glitter-screen the scale of a billboard, onto which he will project the animation Te Putahitanga o Rehua.
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu
Op + Pop
6 February - 19 June 2016
The exhibition Certainly Very Merry takes its title from the answer given by cult 1970s television chefs Peter Hudson and David Halls to an interviewer’s point-blank question “Are you gay?”
Hudson and Halls’ unique brand of camp, slapstick, booze-soaked humour and questionable cooking beamed into New Zealand’s living rooms at a time when homophobia was rampant and homosexuality was illegal. The 1969 Stonewall Riots were still recent, the passing of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill would not occur until 1986 … and Hudson and Halls were in the closet with the door wide open.
Pride Festivals all over the world – including ours in Auckland - are celebrations of the distance our communities have come in terms of our diversity and creativity as well as our cultural and political power.
Certainly Very Merry is a creative, diverse, joyful cross-section of work by GLBT visual artists practising in Aotearoa New Zealand today.
Gallery artists Reuben Paterson and Judy Millar have contributed artworks, alongside Chiara Corbelletto, Russ Flatt, Tanu Gago, George Hajian, Gavin Hurley, Lonnie Hutchinson, Cruz Jimenez, Richard Maloy, Tomislav Nikolic, Shannon Novak, Richard Orjis, Gui Taccetti, Imogen Taylor and Jack Trolove.
Tim Melville Gallery
2 February - 5 March 2016
Opening preview: Tuesday 2 February, 6pm
The Te Tuhi summer exhibitions are opening tomorrow afternoon from 4pm till 8pm. Visiting Asia is a group show featuring a number of prominent artists including our very own Reuben Paterson who have undertaken various residencies in Asia.
From Te Tuhi’s website:
14 November 2015 - 21 February 2016
Fiona Amundsen & Tim Corballis // Ben Buchanan // Kushana Bush // Steve Carr // Liyen Chong // Matthew Cowan // Kerry Ann Lee // Jae Hoon Lee // Reuben Paterson // Jade Townsend // Tim Veling // Kate Woods // Erica van Zon
This vibrant exhibition shares the perspectives of New Zealand artists who have undertaken residencies in China, Indonesia, India, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea. Through a wide variety of media including photography, painting, performance, video and sculpture, the selected artists have explored new places, collaborated with communities and created fresh cross-cultural synergies.
The artist residencies were made possible through connections and funding from the Asia New Zealand Foundation - a non-government organisation established to developing business and cultural relations between Asian countries and New Zealand. By establishing meaningful and thoughtful links these residencies contribute to an emerging legacy of exchange at a time that Aotearoa has become increasingly connected to the Asian region through immigration and economy.
Visiting Asia has been made in partnership with Te Tuhi, Hastings City Art Gallery and the Asia New Zealand Foundation. The exhibition is based on Imagine Asia originally exhibited at Pataka Art + Museum, Porirua.
Young curators take on The Gus Fisher Gallery in Camouflage, opening this Friday, involving gallery artists Chris Heaphy, Graham Fletcher and Reuben Paterson. The University of Auckland's Art Writing and Curatorial Practice students present an exhibition of artworks which relate to the theme 'camouflage'.
August 7 - September 26, 2015
Gus Fisher Gallery, 74 Shortland Street, Auckland
Reuben's upcoming exhibition Tougher than Diamonds will feature a selection of recent glitter paintings from the exhibition The Aroma of Black at Milford Gallery Queenstown, as well as three large panels from the seminal work Whakapapa, Get Down Upon Your Knees.
Across his work, Paterson has used pattern to reference traditional kōwhaiwhai, his grandmother’s dresses, father’s ties, wallpaper designs and other textiles – all evoking nostalgia for another era.
'Tougher than Diamonds' is supported by Gow Langsford Gallery and Milford Galleries Dunedin and Queenstown. This event is in association with Wintec and Spark International Festival of Music, Media, Arts and Design.
This event will be followed by a panel discussion at 7pm - 'Creative Confluences: Merging Art Practices and Trans-disciplinary Collaborations' which will include academics Lisa Reihana (Artist), Julianne Pierce (Creative Producer, Australia), Deborah Lawler-Dormer (Curator), and Jennifer Gillam (Artist). This panel has been organised by Dr Isabelle Delmotte from the University of Waikato Screen & Media Programme.
Calder & Lawson Gallery
Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts
The University of Waikato
10 August - 2 October 2015
Opening event: 5:30pm Thursday 13 August
This March marks the fourth anniversary of the Syrian crisis which has left 12.2 million people in desperate need of humanitarian assistance - including 5.6 million children, more than the entire population of New Zealand.
Gow Langsford Gallery and gallery artists Dick Frizzell, Max Gimblett, John Pule, Sara Hughes and Reuben Paterson are proud to have been part of World Vision's campaign The Forgotten Millions. On the 18th of March, seven new works, made especially for the event, were auctioned off at a fundraising event that raised a total of $22,000.
To continue World Vision's work with these kids and their families, more funds are urgently needed.
Donations can be made on the World Vision website.
A two room installation by Reuben Paterson, Seasoned Pass blends modern Kitsch and customary Maori patterns to explore social and cultural issues at Corban Estate Arts Centre in Henderson. As part of this exhibition, Reuben will be running a hands-on glitter workshop for kids! Visit the exhibition on Saturday the 14th of March between 10:30am-12pm to take part. Please note all children must be accompanied by an adult during the session.
Four GAYTMs were installed in Auckland and Wellington this week in support of ANZ's policy of support and inclusion. The Ponsonby GAYTM, Freedom Flowers has been designed by gallery artist Reuben Paterson. Watch some of the production behind the work and listen to Paterson speak about the project here.
Reuben Paterson's 3-metre tall glitter chicken wing was unveiled at Massey University this week. Commissioned by the university for their 50th Jubilee The Golden Promise celebrates the university’s history as an agricultural college and the agricultural history of Albany, where the chicken has long been considered the symbol of the community. View footage of installation of The Golden Promise here
As a new acquisition into the Govett-Brewster Collection, artist Reuben Paterson’s gold-glittered, sculpted tree takes root in the Rhododendron Dell. Inspired by his visits to Taranaki’s public gardens, Paterson pursues his investigation of light, sculptural form and hyper-real environments.
The exhibition has made Mutual Art's top 10 exhibitions to watch list and is on until 25 January 2015
Reuben Paterson was one of 10 artists invited to create artworks based on hearing an Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra performance. The artworks are featured in the APO 2015 Season Brochure and will be auctioned in 2015.
Reuben Paterson's glitter painting A Cruxifixion, 2012, is currently being exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria as part of Late and Modern Contemporary Art. This is the first in a series of new presentations of the NGV's collection of international art.
This month, Reuben Paterson's solo show At the Edge of a Mirror opened at Hastings City Art Gallery. At the Edge of a Mirror offers up the main gallery space as the inside of kaleidoscope, where Paterson's vibrant, glitter paintings act as the mirrored surfaces implying refraction, tessellation and symmetry. The movement of people echoes the turns of the kaleidoscope. Visit Hastings City Art Gallery before 27 July 2014.
Reuben Paterson' s new artwork, Ándale, Ándale (a Spanish phrase meaning “Come on, let’s go!”), has now been officially opened at the entrance of the Newmarket train station. Commissioned by the Newmarket Arts Trust with support from Auckland Council and the Newmarket Business Association, artist Reuben Paterson says the piece will evoke the perpetual flow of people in and out of the station. “Placed within a transport hub, my floral design will travel all the way from the 60s to the contemporary fashion nexus that is Newmarket today. Ándale, Ándale will be like a type of bullfighter’s cape that marks the threshold to this lively area,” says Paterson.
This month we will be launching two new limited edition glitter prints by Reuben Paterson. Please contact us to register your interest.
Both Reuben Paterson and John Walsh are amongst 22 artists included in the upcoming exhibition Te Urewera Conversations running from 25 November 2013 - 19 January 2014 at the Whakatane Library and Exhibition Centre. All are welcome at the opening tomorrow afternoon, 2.30pm.
A second exhibition at The Dowse, Menagerie: Exotic Animals in Aotearoa includes the work of Reuben Paterson, Dick Frizzell and Chris Heaphy. Visit before 23 February 2014.
Join Gow Langsford at the Tauranga Arts Festival this year. From 23 October - 3 November we will have a pop-up gallery on Grey St in Tauranga exhibiting original and editioned work by a wide range of gallery artists including Paul Dibble, Dale Frank, Dick Frizzell, Max Gimblett, Chris Heaphy, Michael Hight, Gregor Kregar, Karl Maughan, Judy Millar, Reuben Paterson, John Pule and John Walsh.
Rydal House, 29 Grey Street, Tauranga
23 October - 3 November, 10am-6pm
Opening night: Tuesday 22 October, 7-9pm, all welcome.
Our opening event will follow on from the unveiling of a newly commissioned sculpture by artist Gregor Kregar at the Tauranga Art Gallery, 5-7pm.
The opening night is sponsored by Cirro wines and to celebrate the beginning of Tauranga Arts Festival they're offering a special wine deal to all Gow Langsford clients and friends
Reuben Paterson is interviewed by Mark Amery as part of a series of interviews of artists, dealers, critics and collectors at this year's Auckland Art Fair.
Reuben Paterson's new work Seek to Yield to Find, commissioned by the Brisbane City Council for the Vibrant Laneways Art Program is now on display in Brisbane. This 9 x 5 metre billboard can be viewed on Edison Lane until October 2013. Anne Poulsen from the University of Queensland commented of the work: 'Reuben Paterson suggests that memory is a kind of kaleidoscope; the past cohabits with and informs the present. Fragmenting our view of a forest river, the Arcadian past of our river city, Paterson evokes the dynamic force of history passing through the landscape. Negotiating our own refractory experiences and memories to bring an interpretation to light, we illuminate this image with meaning. As we evolve together with the artwork, it is we who circulate this inspiration and knowledge; we are the coming of light into the world.'
Reuben Paterson's catalogue Bottled Lightning has won a Gold award from the Pride in Print Awards. Please contact us to purchase a copy.
Curated especially for the Auckland Festival of Photography, Gil Hanly - Artists in Situ features portraits of best-loved and emerging Kiwi artists at work, providing rare glimpses into the most intimate and vital part of an artist's working life - the studio. As well as Paterson a number of other gallery artists are included in the collection, visit the Photography Gallery, Boardroom and Master Bedroom, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland before 28 July.
Rotorua Museum is currently hosting Flow Riders: Tracing Kowhaiwhai Traditions. This exhibition shows the changing ways kowhaiwhai (painted scroll designs) have been used to tell the stories of iwi, hapu and whanau and includes two works by Reuben Paterson, Estrous and Whakapapa Get Down on Your Knees.
The National Gallery of Victoria has recently acquired Reuben Paterson’s A Crucifixion which is currently on show as part of its exhibition of Contemporary Asian and Pacific Art (until June 1, 2013). The NGV’s newly opened Contemporary Asian & Pacific Art gallery focusses on art practice that is part of a global art world, yet geographically closer to Australia than Europe or North America. image: Paterson: A Crucifixion, 2012