The Suter has a collection of local, national and international art. Highlights of the collection include:
New Zealand ’s largest collection of watercolours by the the nineteenth century landscape artist, John Gully
A representative collection of works by Sir Mountford Tosswill Woollaston KB
(1919-1998), one of the founders of modern art in New Zealand.
Examples of British modernism including paintings by William Gear, Ivon Hitchens and Bryan Wynter.
A significant collection of works by ceramic artists of national and local renown .
Visit the NZ Museums website to learn more about a star selection
of art works from The Suter's collection.Image captions (in order of appearance):
John Gully (1819 - 1888). Western Coast of Tasman Bay
1885. Watercolour on paper 910 x 1480 mm. Purchased by public subscription in 1885 as the first painting of a public art collection in Nelson.
Toss Woollaston (1910 - 1998). Motueka Harbour
1970. Oil on hardboard 995 x 1300 mm. Presented by the Peter Stuyvesant Trust, London in 1971.Jane Evans
(1946 - 2012)). Saturday Afternoon I
1976. Oil and acrylic on board 603 x 756 mm. Presented by the estate of Amelia R. Roe in 2004.
Irvine Major (1922 - 2000). Summer in Nelson
1960. Oil on canvas 896 x 927 mm. Purchased in 2001.
Charlotte Sadd (1866 - 1937). Rocks Road in the making
1893. Oil on board 375 x 536 mm. Bequeathed by artist in 1937.
Charles Blomfield (1848 - 1926). Fifeshire Rock
1871. Oil on board 378 x 477 mm. Bequeathed by Mr B.H. Sharp of New Plymouth in 1981.
F.V. Hall (1897 - 1987). The Inlet, Monaco
1952. Oil on canvas on panel 721 x 873 mm. Presented by Miss Brenda de Butts in 1973.
Toss Woollaston (1910 - 1998). Kiln near Riwaka
1971. Watercolour on paper 268 x 348 mm. Gifted by the artist in 1979.
Marjorie Naylor (1908 - 1985). Golden Bay from Takaka Hill, Nelson.
Watercolour on paper 446 x 579 mm. Bequeathed by the artist in 1985.