- 15 - 17 Mar 2019.
- Brooklands Park
- For your WOMAD tickets see www.womad.co.nz
Reuben Paterson's The Golden Bearing takes root at WOMAD.
The hand-sculpted, gold glittered tree invites reflection on people’s magical relationships with nature in the seemingly natural, yet man-made, landscape of Brooklands Park. It questions what is artificial, real, or imagined.
Artist Reuben Paterson (b.1973, Auckland; Ngāti Rangitihi, Ngāi Tūhoe, Scottish) found inspiration for this work in Taranaki’s gardens of national significance as Artist in Residence in 2015. Now part of the Govett-Brewster’s collection, The Golden Bearing combines this local inspiration with the mythology of trees and his Māori heritage as a reference point to navigate toward and from during the festival.