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 A Long Look for a Long Time


Sat 26 Jul 2014, 10:30am–4:30pm
Sun 27 Jul 2014, 10:30am–4:30pm
Mon 28 Jul 2014, 10:30am–4:30pm
Tue 29 Jul 2014, 10:30am–4:30pm
Wed 30 Jul 2014, 10:30am–4:30pm

Where: The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatu, 208 Bridge St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $3.00
  • Concession: $1.00
  • Under 16 Years: $0.50
  • Under 5 Years: $0.00
  • Friends of The Suter: $0.00
  • Art Society Members: $0.00
  • Additional fees may apply

A long look for a long time is curated by John Furtak, The Suter’s longest serving staff member. The exhibition marks John’s long service at the Gallery – thirty two years – during which he has supported a great many artists presenting their artworks in the exhibition galleries. These experiences have given John a privileged insight into artistic practice and art in New Zealand generally. While John is congenial person to work with, he holds strong about art; being a devout Modernist with preferences for Minimalist sculpture and Abstract Expressionist painting. This exhibition, however, takes a broader approach and conveys some of the memories and life experiences that he associates with artworks in The Suter collection.

John says: “What started out as a ‘desert island discs’ / top 20 list of works from The Suter Collection has morphed into a selection that rewards repeated and prolonged viewing. Not so much works that you must take to the bunker for safeguarding, but art that has the elusive quality to reward the viewer with new and fresh dimensions with repeated viewings.”

Curators’ Talk: Saturday 17 May 2 pm
John Furtak and The Suter Curator, Anna-Marie White, discuss the benefits of looking at art for a long time and share their experiences with artists and the art works on display.