- Sun 17 Feb 2019
- Pukeiti – The Founders Lawn
- Free entry
- All welcome
Discover the story behind The Golden Bearing tree and learn how the seed was planted.
If you'd like to really get into the golden spirit, there will be some golden treats available at the Founders Cafe (very close to the lawn and sculpture). Feel free to come earlier and enjoy lunch at the cafe before meeting Reuben at 1pm.
See you there!
The Golden Bearing is the result of Reuben Paterson's three-month residency with the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in 2013, and the work is now part of the Govett-Brewster Collection. Paterson (Ngāti Rangitihi, Ngāi Tūhoe, Scottish) references this local inspiration with the mythology of trees and his Māori heritage as a reference point to navigate toward and from as we move through Pukeiti.
Paterson lives in New Plymouth where he continues to work predominantly with glitter, a medium he has used since his studies at Elam School of Fine Arts. His large-scale paintings depict Māori and floral motifs, kaleidoscopic patterns, images of animals, landscapes and – most recently – fireworks and clouds.