City Gallery


Light, Pattern, Identity: Tour and Glitter Pattern Workshop

25 February–18 June 2023

Join us to discover work by New Zealand artist Reuben Paterson
(Ngāti Rangitihi, Ngāi Tūhoe, Tūhourangi), whose dazzling artworks play with the properties of light through glitter, diamond dust, shimmer discs, and iridescent crystals. Encounter large-scale paintings, sculpture and animation that range from kaleidoscopic compositions of kōwhaiwhai to a life-sized tree in sparkling gold, and explore themes around light, pattern, and identity.

Students will create their own artworks inspired by the exhibition, conducting experiments with repetition and reflection, and devising kaleidoscopic patterns to make glittering designs.