Sue Soo (1926 - 2016) is one of New Zealand's acclaimed so-called 'outsider' artists with a substantial art world following. With no formal training she launched into painting at 55 - and did not
stop until she passed away last year.
Based mainly in Wellington, where a number of galleries including the City Gallery have shown her work, Sue's magical world is one of joyful dancers, parading animals, birds, flowers and landscapes, some a mix of Western and Eastern features. She used discarded materials like rice sacks, pumice or corrugated cardboard from boxes as the ground for her entrancing and exuberant imagery.
Sue was born in China and arrived in New Zealand as a war refugee in 1944.
Her granddaughter Joanne Kwok will open the exhibition.
Tivoli would like to acknowledge the support of Sue Soo's family, especially Joanne Kwok; Janet Bayly, Director, Mahara Gallery, Waikanae, where many of Sue Soo's works are stored; Jill Trevelyan,
art historian and curator; Derek Schulz, writer; Frances Jill Studd, artist; Lynda Chanwai Earle RNZ producer.
The exhibit ends Saturday, February 25.
I'm Not an Artist! - 100 Paintings By Sue Soo
Waiheke Comedy Show Troupe presents 'Last Laughs' - featuring local and off shore Standup and their Improv Show team, performing a variety of short form improv and long form in the second half...
The gallery is proud to present the Small Sculpture Prize 2018 in association with Bayleys Waiheke and Te Motu Vineyard.
This is a National Award for an original free-standing or wall sculpture up to 800mm in any dimension. It has a Premier Prize of $3000 and a Merit Prize of $1000.
Maestro Raphael A. Lustchevsky returns to the stage of Whittaker's as part of the centenary celebrations of Poland's regained independence, to perform works by Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Paderewski, de Falla and Gerschwin on Paderewski's piano.