Tougher than Diamonds

Tougher than Diamonds

Tougher than Diamonds Celebration Event - Calder & Lawson Gallery

The Calder & Lawson Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition by renowned New Zealand artist Reuben PatersonTougher than Diamonds will bring together glitter paintings from Paterson’s recent show The Aroma of Black at Milford Gallery Queenstown, as well as three large panels from the seminal work Whakapapa, Get Down Upon Your Knees. Across his work, Paterson has used pattern to reference traditional kōwhaiwhai, his grandmother’s dresses, father’s ties, wallpaper designs and other textiles – all evoking nostalgia for another era.

Tougher than Diamonds is supported by Gow Langsford Gallery and Milford Galleries Dunedin and Queenstown. This event is in association with Wintec and Spark International Festival of Music, Media, Arts and Design.

The exhibition will be available for viewing from Monday 10 August – Friday 2 October. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.


Vows (2013/15), Glitter & synthetic polymer on canvas, (ø x d): 1500 x 40 mm
Courtesy of Milford Galleries Queenstown / Image: Bridget Webber