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New Artland - Reuben Paterson (Series Two, Episode 12)

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2009

Hosted by musician and artist Chris Knox, this series pairs Kiwi artists with communities to create epic works of art. Reuben Paterson, who is well-known for using glitter and big bold patterns, heads to Bethells Beach in West Auckland to create an optical illusion on the black sand shoreline. Locals, including mayor Bob Harvey, pick up shovels to create the masterpiece, racing against the clock before high tide arrives. A relaxed Paterson pushes on, despite plans going awry. "I’m so used to doing big art projects, we’ve got to think positive and that everything is possible.”

This is the touching part about the project because as artists you spend so much time in isolation. It's sort of quite emotional to feel that support ... really touching.
– Artist Reuben Paterson, on the Bethells Beach community helping him create art

Produced by

Television Spaceman