Wed, Jun 22|
Eden Community Church
Guest Speaker - Reuben Paterson - Glitter for your garden
We promised you an inspirational talk. Well we have delivered! We are honoured to have Reuben Paterson - one of New Zealand's most dynamic and important artists - entertain us with an illustrated lecture.
Time & Location
Jun 22, 2022, 6:00 PM – Jun 23, 2022, 8:00 PM
Eden Community Church, 72-74 View Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
About the Event
We are honoured and excited to have Reuben Paterson agree to entertain us with an illustrated lecture. Reuben is one of New Zealand's most dynamic and important artists. Reuben has exhibited around the world and his works are in many international public collections with major public commissions in New Zealand and abroad.
Reuben's talk will be FREE for GDSNZ members. Non-members/guests/friends are welcome to join us for just $20, which will include a glass of wine/juice and a bite to eat after the event.
Reuben's talk will be FREE for GDSNZ financial members. Non-members, guests and friends are very welcome to join us for just $20 which will include a glass of wine/juice and a bite to eat after the event. NO NEED TO RSVP. Payment of $20 via CASH at the door or tickets available via our website soon. Reuben has given us permission to livestream his lecture but this will only be available to GDSNZ members in the members-only section on our GDSNZ website.
Operating across a wide range of mediums, Paterson is predominantly linked to his use of glitter and diamond dust on canvas or paper. Paterson is of Ngati Rangitihi, Ngai Tuhoe, Tuhourangi and Scottish descent. He completed a degree in Fine Arts at Elam University in 1997. Often referencing botanical, retro, or Māori iconography, his paintings shine and shimmer on the surface, yet also contain a deeper sense of movement and significance. As we move around his works, we can see beyond and into the universe of nature; the unknown and known; culture and whakapapa. In his artworks, layers of meaning are explored within the swirl of botanical images, each flower a metaphor for life, death, birth, renewal, light and darkness. What you may not have known is that he has been surrounded by the botanical throughout his life. His Maori influenced works are a nod to his late father Louis Paterson, while the paisley patterns and nostalgic florals pay homage to his maternal side. His father was a landscape gardener, while his mother, Sue Foss, was an avid gardener. Paterson too has a garden, where he experiences through nature the process of birth and renewal, colour and symbol, season and metaphor. (Sources: Reuben Paterson CV, thecentral.co.nz)
Arrive, grab a drink and take a seat
Reuben Paterson: 'Glitter for the Garden' an illustrated lecture