Artists Reuben Paterson

Reuben Paterson

20 July 2021

Reuben Paterson's 'Guide Kaiārahi' now installed at Auckland Art Gallery

Reuben Paterson's 'Guide Kaiārahi' now installed at Auckland Art Gallery
Image: Hamish Melville. Courtesy of Auckland Art Gallery

Reuben Paterson has unveiled his 10 metre high public installation Guide Kaiārahi in the Auckland Art Gallery forecourt. Made from 595 iridescent crystals, the work was commissioned by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and Edmiston Trust and navigates the journey of Papatūānuku into the embrace of Ranginui to cast a galaxy of stars across the entrance of the gallery.

Find more details on the Auckland Art Gallery website here and view the One News feature here.

10 December 2020

Reuben Paterson Rug Collaboration with Dilana

Reuben Paterson Rug Collaboration with Dilana

Artist Reuben Paterson has expanded his talents into rug design in collaboration with New Zealand based Dilana, a project 3 years in the making. The limited edition release for Spring 2020 is titled Ko Te Aroha Anō which translates as Love is Like Water. The genealogy of these two kōwhaiwhai, the Mangopare and Mangotipi weave together are an invocation and whakapapa to Tangaroa through the colours of the Pacific Ocean and the Tasman Sea. 

As two interlaced patterns they come together at spaces of intersection like the oceans kiss at Cape Reinga in colours, blue and green, or the line of shore and sea and ocean and horizon. As they sit in reflection to how they are found in the wharenui, there is now an up and down, they are sky and land, and whakapapa back further to the primeval parents Rangi and Papa.

Paterson states: "Kōwhaiwhai take us on a visual journey where their own genealogy of swirling curls come to represent short journeys. These expeditions are literal, spiritual and metaphorical excursions between all parts of the meetinghouse, reinforcing the intimate genealogical and holistic relationship between humankind and our environment. For a rug of kōwhaiwhai to be placed in reflection and onto the floor was at first at emotional odds to me and became the creative challenge when a friend just simply said, well figure it out, how do you place kōwhaiwhai on the ground – could it be as simple a declaration as that?

And something magic happened. You will contemplate these two rugs and instantly read them as kōwhaiwhai, though there are none present – this is my surprise for you, because you do have memories and experiences that spark your relationship with them. What I needed to do was shelter each koru, so that every pitau is veiled and protected by bold and curving line so each contour becomes a frontier to a new and personal expedition."

Each rug: 2500 x 2500mm, hand tufted, 100% NZ wool, 5kg/sqm, edition of 3

For further details, see here.


05 December 2020

Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art at Auckland Art Gallery

Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art at Auckland Art Gallery
Chris Heaphy, This Life on Earth, 2020, acrylic on Belgian linen, 1950 x 3250mm

Gallery artists John Walsh, Reuben Paterson, Darryn George and Chris Heaphy (pictured) are all included in Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art, the largest exhibition ever stage at Auckland Art Gallery. It showcases the dynamic, ever-changing expression that is Māori art spanning 70 years with over 100 artists included. The exhibition runs until 9 May 2021. For more information, see here.

10 November 2020

Reuben Paterson Black Matter at The Dowse Art Museum

Reuben Paterson Black Matter at The Dowse Art Museum
Paterson, Arousers, 2017. Private Collection.

Reuben Paterson's Black Matter opens this Saturday at The Dowse Art Museum in Wellington. The exhibition runs until 21 March 2021.

Join Reuben Paterson (Ngāti Rangitihi, Ngāi Tūhoe, Tūhourangi) in conversation with curator and The Dowse director Karl Chitham (Ngā Puhi, Te Uriroroi) on the opening weekend at 11am on Saturday 14 November. For further information see here.

03 June 2020

Reuben Paterson on The Big Idea

Reuben Paterson on The Big Idea
Paterson, The Long, Long White Cloud, 2019

Reuben Paterson spoke with Dina Jezdic during the lockdown about his work and inspiration. Read the full article here.

05 February 2020

Reuben Paterson's New Animation Lights Up Aotea Centre in Auckland

Reuben Paterson's New Animation Lights Up Aotea Centre in Auckland
Still from Te Maiea

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.

It is currently being shown every night this month on the Aotea Centre Wrap in Auckland whilst the building undergoes refurbishment. 

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.

05 July 2019

Reuben Paterson in Britomart Project Space

Reuben Paterson in Britomart Project Space
Installation view

Four works by New Plymouth based artist Reuben Paterson have been installed in the Britomart Project Space window at 26-28 Customs Street East, Auckland. Contact us for further information.

24 June 2019

Reuben Paterson in Wheriko - Brilliant! at Christchurch Art Gallery

Reuben Paterson in Wheriko - Brilliant! at Christchurch Art Gallery
Installation view of Paterson’s Te Puūtahitanga ō Rehua 2005, installed at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū’s temporary venue in Madras Street, Christchurch, 2013. Image: John Collie

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
Montreal St
Christchurch Central
Open 7 days 10am-5pm, Wednesday 10am-9pm

10 April 2019

Artists Collaborate with Top Musicians to Raise Money for the Salvation Army

Artists Collaborate with Top Musicians to Raise Money for the Salvation Army
Hollie Smith with artwork by Reuben Paterson for 'Whakaaria Mai'

Seven of our artists, Reuben PatersonDarryn GeorgeDick FrizzellMichael HightMax GimblettJohn 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.

07 September 2018

Reuben Paterson's animation for Auckland's new H&M flagship store

Reuben Paterson's animation for Auckland's new H&M flagship store
H&M Commercial Bay

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.

02 July 2018

Reuben Paterson and John Pule at Tauranga Art Gallery

Reuben Paterson and John Pule at Tauranga Art Gallery
Reuben Paterson for WORLD, Disturbances of Motion (2-piece suit), 2003. Image courtesy of Tauranga Art Gallery

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


30 April 2018

Reuben Paterson in Kaleidoscope: Abstract Aotearoa at Te Papa

Reuben Paterson in Kaleidoscope: Abstract Aotearoa at Te Papa
Paterson, Te Putahitanga o Rehua, 2005, edition of 70, single channel digital video, silent, 4 min 22 sec (video still). Photo credit: Maarten Holl, Te Papa

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
Wellington 6011
New Zealand
Open daily 10am-6pm

08 January 2018

Reuben Paterson on the Cover of Art New Zealand

Reuben Paterson on the Cover of Art New Zealand
Art New Zealand Cover

Reuben Paterson graces the cover of the Summer 2017-2018 Art New Zealand issue that also includes an eight-page interview with writer Lucy Hammonds titled 'Blooming New: The Rebirth of Reuben Paterson'.

08 July 2017

Reuben Paterson at Te Uru Gallery

Reuben Paterson at Te Uru Gallery
The best orgasm of your life, 2017, glitter and synthetic polymer on canvas,1204 x 1207mm. Image courtesy of the artist.

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
Auckland 0604

15 June 2017

Reuben Paterson at Toi Pōneke Arts Centre, Wellington

Reuben Paterson at Toi Pōneke Arts Centre, Wellington
Paterson, Afternoon Delight, 2017, glitter on canvas, 500 x 2250mm

Reuben Paterson's 'Afternoon Delight' is currently on show at Toi Pōneke Arts Centre in Wellington until 24 June 2017.

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
New Zealand

Open: Weekdays 10 - 8pm, Weekends 10 - 4pm, closed on public holidays

01 March 2017

Reuben Paterson at The Suter Art Gallery, Nelson

Reuben Paterson at The Suter Art Gallery, Nelson
Waiwhakaiho, 2016, glitter and synthetic polymer on canvas, 1200 x 1200mm

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, see here.

04 November 2016

Gow Langsford Gallery opens Christchurch Pop Up

Gow Langsford Gallery opens Christchurch Pop Up
Opening night, Thursday 3rd November, 2016

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 KregarDick FrizzellSara HughesReuben 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
The Tannery
200 Cumnor Tce

Friday 4th - Sunday 20th November
Open daily 10 - 5pm


05 September 2016

Reuben Paterson's public installation is complete

Reuben Paterson's public installation is complete
Me Rongo: Walk in Rainbows, 2016 | Image courtesy of Reuben Paterson

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". 

For more information on the project, see here, and for more on Reuben, visit his artist page.

23 June 2016

Art of the Pacific - NGV Collection Focus

Art of the Pacific - NGV Collection Focus
Selection of Melanesian shields from Art of the Pacific, courtesy of The National Gallery of Victoria

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
Free Entry
Open 10am - 5pm Daily

Read more about the exhibition on the NGV website here.

20 June 2016

Reuben Paterson named in creative team for WOW 2016

Reuben Paterson named in creative team for WOW 2016

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.

16 June 2016

WORLD Art Month

WORLD Art Month

For the month of June we are partnering with WORLD to treat WORLD's patrons to further delight and wonderment, in an already engaging environment.

From the 13th - 26th June 2016, WORLD will be exhibiting a selection of works and curiosities from celebrated local and international artists.
WORLD will also be producing a run of limited edition hand signed T-Shirts, Badges and  Colouring Books (available in WORLD stores only). In the effort to bring out the artist of everyone, WORLD is offering a $1,000.00 Fashion Voucher for the best artwork posted to social media on Instagram: @WORLDBRANDinNZ #WORLDARTMONTH or Facebook: WORLD: Factory of Ideas and Experiments.

Check out the Art Works:
Reuben Paterson at WORLD Britomart
Max Gimblett at WORLD Christchurch
Gregor Kregar at WORLD Newmarket
Lisa Roet at WORLD Ponsonby
Dick Frizzell and Sara Hughes at WORLD Wellington

26 May 2016

The Auckland Art Fair is now on!

The Auckland Art Fair is now on!
Left to right: Judy Millar, Tony Cragg, Dale Frank

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.

14 April 2016

New Commission by Reuben Paterson at the Christchurch Art Gallery

New Commission by Reuben Paterson at the Christchurch Art Gallery
The End, 2016. Photo by John Collie

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


03 February 2016

Reuben Paterson in Op + Pop, Christchurch Art Gallery

Reuben Paterson in Op + Pop, Christchurch Art Gallery
Te Putahitanga o Rehua, 2005, single channel animation on a billboard sized glitter screen, 10 min loop

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

29 January 2016

Reuben Paterson and Judy Millar participate in 'Certainly Very Merry'

Reuben Paterson and Judy Millar participate in 'Certainly Very Merry'

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

13 November 2015

Reuben Paterson in Visiting Asia at Te Tuhi

Reuben Paterson in Visiting Asia at Te Tuhi
Paterson, Heirloom, 2013, glitter on silk and mixed media, 1420 x 530mm

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.

06 August 2015

Artists participate in Camouflage at Gus Fisher Gallery

Artists participate in Camouflage at Gus Fisher Gallery

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'.

Camouflage: conceal/distort/deceive/disguise
August 7 - September 26, 2015
Gus Fisher Gallery, 74 Shortland Street, Auckland


29 July 2015

Reuben Paterson at the Spark International Festival of Media and Design

Reuben Paterson at the Spark International Festival of Media and Design

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

19 March 2015

Art Auction raises $22,000 for children in need

Art Auction raises $22,000 for children in need

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.

26 February 2015

Reuben Paterson at Corban Estate Arts Centre

Reuben Paterson at Corban Estate Arts Centre
Opening Thursday 5 March at 6pm

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.

07 February 2015

Reuben Paterson's GAYTM

Reuben Paterson's GAYTM
Reuben paterson's gaytm, ponsonby.

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. 

18 December 2014

Unveiling of Paterson's 'The Golden Promise'

Unveiling of Paterson's 'The Golden Promise'
Reuben Paterson, The Golden Promise, 2014

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

17 December 2014

Reuben Paterson's 'The Golden Bearing' installed at the Rhododendron Dell

Reuben Paterson's 'The Golden Bearing' installed at the Rhododendron Dell
Paterson, The Golden Bearing

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

04 November 2014

Reuben Paterson work for Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

Reuben Paterson work for Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
 reuben paterson for auckland philharmonia orchestra

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. 


15 August 2014

Reuben Paterson's Recent Residency in Seoul

Reuben Paterson's Recent Residency in Seoul
Reuben Paterson, 2013. Photo by Gil Hanly

From May - July this year Reuben Paterson completed a residency at Goyang Art Studio in Seoul. Read about his experience on the Asia New Zealand Foundation website.

20 July 2014

Reuben Paterson at NGV

Reuben Paterson at NGV
installation shot of Reuben Paterson's A Cruxifixion in Late and Modern Contemporary Art

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.


28 May 2014

Reuben Paterson Solo Exhibition at Hastings City Art Gallery

Reuben Paterson Solo Exhibition at Hastings City Art Gallery
Reuben Paterson, At the Edge of the Mirror, 2014

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.

27 March 2014

Reuben Paterson's New Mural in Newmarket

Reuben Paterson's New Mural in Newmarket
Reuben Paterson, Ándale, Ándale, mural at the Newmarket train station, 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.

04 March 2014

Reuben Paterson New Limited Edition Prints

Reuben Paterson New Limited Edition Prints
Reuben Paterson, Zebra, glitter screenprint, 2014

This month we will be launching two new limited edition glitter prints by Reuben Paterson. Please contact us to register your interest.

19 November 2013

Te Urewera Conversations

Te Urewera Conversations
Reuben Paterson's work in Te Urewera Conversations, 2013

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.

11 November 2013

A second exhibition at The Dowse

A second exhibition at The Dowse
Reuben Paterson's Mona Lisa at The Dowse Art Museum, 2013

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.

22 October 2013

Gow Langsford Gallery at Tauranga Arts Festival

Gow Langsford Gallery at Tauranga Arts Festival
Michael Hight

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

09 August 2013

Studio Channel Art Fair

Studio Channel Art Fair
Reuben Paterson in his studio

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.

08 August 2013

A Different View: Artists Address Pornography

A Different View: Artists Address Pornography
Artist Hye Rim Lee
Gallery artists Hye Rim Lee and Reuben Paterson are currently both included in a group exhibition at the Gus Fisher Gallery, which explores the role of pornography in art. Visit the Gus Fisher Gallery until 12 October 2013.



26 June 2013

Reuben Paterson Seek to Yield to Find

Reuben Paterson Seek to Yield to Find
Photo: Carl Warner

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.'

15 June 2013

Reuben Paterson's Bottled Lightning

Reuben Paterson's Bottled Lightning

Reuben Paterson's catalogue Bottled Lightning has won a Gold award from the Pride in Print Awards. Please contact us to purchase a copy.


11 June 2013

Reuben Paterson featured in Gil Hanly: Artists in Situ

Reuben Paterson featured in Gil Hanly: Artists in Situ
Photo: Gil Hanly, 2013

Curated especially for the Auckland Festival of PhotographyGil 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.

11 May 2013

Reuben Paterson in Flow Riders

Reuben Paterson in Flow Riders
Reuben Paterson, Estrous

Rotorua Museum is currently hosting Flow Riders: Tracing Kowhaiwhai TraditionsThis 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 PatersonEstrous and Whakapapa Get Down on Your Knees.


16 April 2013

Reuben Paterson on cover of current issue of Bulletin and 2013 Govett Brewster Artist in Residence

Reuben Paterson on cover of current issue of Bulletin and 2013 Govett Brewster Artist in Residence
Reuben Paterson in his studio as photographed by Gil Hanly, 2013
A still from Reuben Paterson’s digital animation, Te Pûtahitanga ô Rehua, is on the cover of the current issue of Christchurch Art Gallery’s magazine Bulletin (issue 171) which includes an article by Justin Paton. The black and white animation is presented on a 6 x 3.5 m screen, and covered in 16kg of opalescent glitter and will be on display in the Gallery’s offsite space at 212 Madras Street until 24th April. See their website for more information.
Also congratulations to Rueben who has recently been announced as this year’s artist in residence at the Govett Brewster Art Gallery. Paterson will take up the residency later in the year. He is giving a talk on his works at the Govett Brewster on Tuesday 30 April. See here for more details.

12 March 2013

Reuben Paterson recent acquisition by National Gallery of Victoria

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