Event Details


With Reuben Paterson having made the move to New York, The Only Dream Left co-curator Karl Chitham, with Racheal Rakena and Nigel Borell explores Paterson’s work through the lens of toi Māori and the global art scene.

Paterson is often known for the use of his signature material – glitter – that beguiles viewers by harnessing the magical and transformative properties of light. Under its shimmering surface Paterson’s work navigates the complexities of Te Ao Māori, globalism and the current interest in Indigenous cultural perspectives.

Using The Only Dream Left and their own unique experience as curators and artists Chitham, Rakena and Borell will discuss the many challenges and opportunities Māori artists encounter exhibiting internationally.


  • Donation appreciated


  • Sat 03 Jun


  • 2:00 pm — 3:30 pm

City Gallery Wellinton Te Whare Toi

  • Civic Square, 101 Wakefield Street
  • Wellington 6140