The Suter Te Aratoi O Whakatū

The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatū is the public art gallery for the Nelson region. Established in 1899 as a memorial to Bishop Andrew Burn Suter, the second Bishop of Nelson, The Suter is the oldest regional art gallery in New Zealand. The gallery holds a significant collection of watercolour landscapes by John Gully (1819 – 1888) and more than 100 paintings by Toss Woollaston (1910 – 1998), one of New Zealand’s leading modernist painters.

Contact Details

PO Box 751, Nelson

64-3-548 4699

Visitor Information

208 Bridge Street, Nelson

Daily 9.30am-4.30pm Closed Christmas Day Free admission (donations appreciated)


Wheelchair access



Function space

Guided tour

Public programmes

Membership club

Other Facilities

Store / Cafe / Gallery
-41.27287 173.28995 16 The Suter Te Aratoi O Whakatū