Join us on Valentine's Day for a special conversation as part of the 2021 Auckland Pride Festival with celebrated artist Reuben Paterson focusing on his works in Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art.
Reuben says of his sequinned hue (gourd) works that they evoke 'ideas of celebration and rainbows – and I also think of whakataukī around the hue, and of whakapapa and these connections to our LGBTQI community, especially my understanding of the hue being about patience, persistence and time in a broader metaphoric understanding of the hue and society today. Our road to pride today, has been like that of the hue – who does not hurry, but everything about it is accomplished.'
Whānaua kia tini
Whānaua kia mano
Whānaua kia rea
Be brought forth as many
Be brought forth as a multitude
Be brought forth innumerably
Space will be limited – we suggest that you arrive early to view the works which Reuben will be highlighting.
This event is part of the 2021 Auckland Pride Festival. See the full programme at aucklandpride.org.nz
Artwork credit: Reuben Paterson, He Hue/Gourds: Kua tu te puehu (installation view), Reuben Paterson, care of Gow Langsford Gallery.
2 – 3pm
- South Atrium and exhibition spaces