Three decades of faces

Painter Bill Sutton supported the founding of the New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pukenga Whakaata, offering his help to realise such a “good idea.” Now the gallery celebrates their 30th anniversary with Bill Sutton: A Good Idea.



Though he is best known for his Canterbury landscapes, this exhibition highlights Sutton’s work as a portraitist, showcasing more than 100 of his portraiture paintings.


If you can't make it to the capital an online guided tour, presented by Guest Curator Maria Brown, is available through the gallery's website. The six bite-sized videos offer insights and historic information about the painter and his subjects.



Bill Sutton: A Good Idea

New Zealand Portrait Gallery

Until 10 September

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