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Koorero Toi: Reuben Paterson

6 Aug, 2022

Judge Reuben Paterson will discuss his prize-winning selections for the National Contemporary Art Award.

Hear from judge Reuben Paterson as he discusses his prize-winning selections on the opening day of the exhibition. Limited spaces! Please register via our website.

The National Contemporary Art Award (NCAA) is a prestigious annual competition which attracts hundreds of entries and brings the best of Aotearoa New Zealand contemporary art to Waikato Museum.

This year 35 works by 34 artists have been selected as finalists in by Reuben Paterson (Ngāti Rangitihi, Ngāi Tūhoe, Tūhourangi), one of the country’s top contemporary artists.

Join us in the gallery as Reuben discusses the prize-winning selections, including the winner of the $20,000 top prize, his experience of the blind judging process, and reveals themes which have emerged in this bold and stylish exhibition of new work.


Photo credit: Jennifer French


6 Aug, 2022
11am to 12pm


Waikato Museum
1 Grantham Street

Ticket Info

Free but registration required




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