Join Auckland Art Gallery 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 – it is suggest that you arrive early to view the works which Reuben will be highlighting.

This event is part of the 2021 Auckland Pride Festival.

$2 per hour to a max of $12 on weekends and a $12 flat rate for weekday evenings at The Civic car park. Find out more

Last updated: 02 February 2021