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Whats on at The Suter!

Opening this weekend at The Suter:

Gavin Hitchings: Stones of Unknowing
13 March – 23 May
A retrospective exhibition of Nelson-based contemporary jeweller Gavin Hitchings

Coming soon to The Suter Theatre:
A song, a Dance, and a Painting.
‘A Song, a Dance and a Painting’ combines three distinct art practices in a choreographed conversation. You will be watching an artist (Ann Braunsteiner) paint; in response and challenge to the dancer (Bjorn Aslund), set to pieces from Britten and Cassado by solo cellist Raeul Pierard.
Conceived by Lesley Bandy (artistic director, choreographer) this 40 min. performance melds these art forms in an intimate new way through the bespoke mechanical set designed and built by Lee Woodman.
Primarily Dance is further excited to present an original composition by the cellist, as well as ‘The Swan’ performed by upcoming dancer Bianca Lungu under the mentorship of artistic director Lesley Bandy.
22nd April – 6:30pm
23rd April 2:30pm & 6:30pm

Tickets available from the State Cinemas: Ticket
Bar open for refreshments.

Current Exhibitions at The Suter
Nelson Hills
27 February – 13 June 2021
Depictions of Nelson from members of The Group, a collective of influential artists who exhibited together in the 1927-1977. This exhibition brings together work from The Suter’s collection and prominent public and private collections across Aotearoa.

Reverberation: Of Light, Land & Sea.
On Show until March 21st 2021
British and New Zealand abstraction inspired by landscape and the sublimity of light, selected by the Director from The Suter’s collection and loaned artworks.

The exhibition features works never seen before at The Suter, including a work by internationally renowned artist Anish Kapoor Breathing Blue, a very large painting Red, Black and White by British artist Sir Terry Frost, and recently acquired works by Melvin Day as well as other significant works from The Suter collection, including Max Gimblett’s Spine, and Colin McCahon’s Toss in Greymouth.

Image: Peter Lanyon (English b. 1918, d. 1964), Dark Beach, 1962, Gouache on paper. Collection of The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi O Whakatu: Allocated by the Contemporary Art Society, London, in 1967

In The McKee Gallery:

Preloved Reloved
May 31 to June 13, 2021
McKee Gallery, 208 Bridge St

What do you do when your art no longer sparks joy? Declutter your collection!

The Nelson Suter Art Society is excited to announce it will be holding an exhibition of currently owned art for sale from 31 May to 13 June, 2021 and invites the public to make a submission. This exhibition, Preloved Reloved, will be a one-off opportunity to pass the spark to someone new.

The Society is inviting expressions of interest up to May 2. All preloved art is welcome, be it 2D or 3D art, photographs, ceramics, sculpture, fibre art, and so on. The work must be to a good standard, ready to install, and appropriately priced. To apply, interested sellers should contact the Society at:

Explore The Suter Collection Online:

The Suter Collection is now online! You can explore the collection by artist, subject, theme, and even colour. Take a look at the highlights; including works from The Suter’s original collection, staff picks, and works in our latest collection-based exhibition.

Find your favourites and discover some new gems!

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