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Sun 7 Jun 2020, 10:30am–4:30pm
Mon 8 Jun 2020, 10:30am–4:30pm
Tue 9 Jun 2020, 10:30am–4:30pm
Wed 10 Jun 2020, 10:30am–4:30pm
Thu 11 Jun 2020, 10:30am–4:30pm

Where: Virtual Location, Online, Virtual

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

The New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkega Whakaata presents a series of online guided talks by guest curator Maria Brown on the exhibition "Bill Sutton: A Good Idea".

Because the gallery is currently closed during the Covid-19 level 4 lockdown, we are featuring this online via the link here:

Mostly known and admired for his renditions of the Canterbury landscape, Bill Sutton also attained an outstanding reputation as a portraitist during his lifetime.

This exhibition seeks to bring to the public’s attention this often overlooked aspect of his career through a small selection of the more than 100 portraits he painted.

It follows his development as a portraitist, illustrating the range of subjects he painted, such as academics, business leaders and scientists: a sample of enterprising New Zealanders from all walks of life.

Coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pukenga Whakaata this exhibition also shows Bill Sutton’s support for the founding of the Gallery to which he offered his help to realise such a "good idea."