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Rare and Unrivalled Beauty: The Suter Art Gallery

Rare and Unrivalled Beauty:
Landscape Paintings from the Kelliher Art Trust Collection
5th March – 22nd May 2022

The Kelliher Art Trust is delighted to present this exhibition of 32 superb landscapes from its collection. “Rare and Unrivalled Beauty” is a phrase used by Sir Henry Kelliher to characterise our spectacular countryside and it was its preservation by artists in painting that inspired him to establish the celebrated competition that bore his name.

This exhibition can only be a snapshot of landscape practice in New Zealand over the last 65 years but we are hopeful that it amply illustrates its vitality and persistence.

Marti Friedlander: Portraits of the Artists
19th February – 10th April 2022

Exhibition developed and toured by
The New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata
Supplemented with artworks from The Suter’s collection.

For fifty years Marti Friedlander (1928-2016) was one of New Zealand’s most important photographers. An emigré artist Friedlander’s documentary-style pictures recorded her adopted country’s social and cultural life from the 1960s into the twenty-first century. A constant in her practice was photographing New Zealand’s creative talent, painters, potters, filmmakers, novelists, actors and musicians.

Friedlander’s striking photographs are mainly in black and white, capturing the artist with examples of their work often in their studios.

This exhibition will be supplemented with an intense hanging of artworks from The Suter’s collection by artists that Friedlander photographed, and will include some of the big names of New Zealand art history, Rita Angus, Toss Woollaston, Don Binney, Philip Clairmont and Gretchen Albrecht. Locally based author Maurice Gee is one of the writers photographed by Friedlander.

Nelson Suter Art Society


Jane Duncan: Shades of Feminine
7th – 27th February 2022

Jane Duncan’s solo exhibition “Shades of Feminine” is now open in the
McKee Gallery. Her exquisite portraiture is well worth viewing.
In 2016, she was a finalist in the prestigious Adam Portraiture Award.
Loosely based on the idea of the archetypal woman, Duncan has painted a series inspired by the seven main feminine archetypes – the maiden, the mother, the huntress, the lover, the sage/crone, the mystic, and the queen.

Upcoming Exhibitions

David Ryan: Harbinger: Ice Across the Path (Wield the Broom)
12th March – 12th June 2022

Utilising a broad range of media including tableau, models, sculpture, books, drawings, video and sound the visually rich and intellectually complex work of David Ryan’s project is characterised by laconic humour.

Thinking about archives and museums underpins much of his work as it examines the ambiguities of what defines the line between the interaction with landscape as journey, and the recording of the landscape as fragmented works that sift through many references, narratives, analogies and unsuspected correspondences.

Meet the Artist: David Ryan

Join artist David Ryan on the opening day of his enigmatic exhibition – a great opportunity to discuss his work, process, and influences.

Saturday 12th March
2pm – 4pm

Other News
ArtTalks

Exclusive to Friends of The Suter, we are delighted to announce
a new series of ArtTalks for you to enjoy.

Engage directly with works of art showcased in our exhibitions through a series of talks led by Director Julie Catchpole and Curator & Collection Manager Sarah McClintock.

These small, exclusive groups have limited spaces available, so bookings are essential.

Rare and Unrivalled Beauty: Landscape Paintings from
the Kelliher Art Trust Collection
with Director Julie Catchpole

Wednesday 9 March | 12.10pm
Thursday 10 March | 10am

David Ryan: Harbinger: Ice Across the Path (Wield the Broom)
with Curator and Collections Manager Sarah McClintock

Wednesday 16 March | 12.10pm
Thursday 17 March | 10am

Full Gallery Tour
with Curator and Collections Manager Sarah McClintock

Saturday 2 April | 2pm
Saturday 9 April | 2pm

Spaces Limited, RSVP essential
These inspiring and informative Art Talks are
exclusive to Friends of The Suter cardholders.
Email frontofhouse@thesuter.org.nz letting them know the session you wish to attend.

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!

Click here to find out more…

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