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Become a Friend of The Suter

Become a Friend of The Suter
Your support as a Friend provides vital funding for The Suter, helping the Gallery bring great art to everyone. A Friend of The Suter membership is a great way to enhance your gallery experience, with discounts, special events, and exclusive exhibition previews – whether it’s a treat for yourself or a gift for a friend or family member.


  • Welcome Pack
  • Regular e-newsletter – so you are always up to date!
  • Invites to exhibition openings
  • 10% discount in The Suter Store
  • 10% discount on our Adult Art Classes
  • Discounted entry to ticketed events and public programmes
  • Invitations to exclusive Friends Only events
  • Reciprocal Friends rights for the retail stores at Auckland Art Gallery, Len Lye New Plymouth, and Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
  • The knowledge that you are helping The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatū to make “Art Matter”

The Suter offers a comprehensive education service catering to the needs of preschool, primary, and secondary students, as well as tertiary students and adults. Our Education Room looks out over the Queen’s Gardens and the outdoors Sculpture Walk, which also provides a tranquil backdrop and additional subject matter.


We are now taking enrolments for a range of Art Classes for Term 1, 2023.

Suter Kids Club

The Suter Kids’ Club runs weekly after-school art classes for 6-13 year olds. Children have fun learning about art using our exhibitions as a springboard, under the guidance of well-qualified and experienced teachers. They are encouraged to have fun with art materials and are guided to explore art techniques and self-expression working with a broad range of art media on a variety of projects.

Monday | 3.30-4.45pm | 10-13 years
6 February – 3 April 2023

Tuesday | 3.30-4.30pm | 6-9 years
7 February – 4 April 2023

Wednesday | 3.30-4.30pm | 6-9 years
8 February – 5 April 2023

Cost:  $120 per term

My ArtSpace

My Art Space is a weekly creative hub for teens to connect and work on their art projects. The class runs every Thursday between 3:45 – 5pm facilitated by a fully qualified tutor and practicing artist. My Art Space gives teens the opportunity to extend their skills, learn new techniques, and consider where to look for inspiration. Students can occasionally meet the artists and curators involved in The Suter’s exhibition programme to gain ‘behind-the-scenes’ insight into how artworks are created and exhibitions are prepared.

Thursday | 3.45-5.00pm | Secondary school students
9 February – 6 April 2023

Cost:  $120 per term

Art For Adults

Led by Mark Dunstan, ‘Art for Adults’ caters to beginners to those who might be more experienced but perhaps want encouragement, to try something new, such as new techniques, working in different media or trying to tackle a different subject matter. With a regularly changing exhibitions programme and a collection to draw on, there is never any shortage of inspiration at hand in the gallery.

Thursday | 1.30-3pm | Adults
9 February – 6 April 2023

Friday | 10-11.30am | Adults
10 February – 7 April 2023

Cost:  $150 per term, or a special price of $135 for Friends of The Suter.  

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