Current Exhibitions

Sue Tennent

Distant Lands

Until 26 July


Sue Tennent lives and works in Fairlie.

She graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Design Studies (1983) and a Bachelor of Architecture with First Class Honours (1987). She worked as an architect for many years, in large studios and as a sole practitioner.

Since moving to New Zealand with her family in 2014, Sue has refocused her creative practice. She works mainly in oils, bringing to life hidden stories of discovery, journeying and family history. Her years as an architect brings to her art a desire to create a sense of place and a love of composition.


Timatanga Hou –
New Beginnings

Until 26 July


With Matariki rising in the eastern sky it is a time of timatanga hou – new beginnings. This is also marks the Māori New Year – a time of reflection, rejuvenation, and connection.

Timatanga Hou – New Beginnings is a collaborative exhibition that intertwines together the majestic photography of the night sky by local artist Geoff Cloake, the haunting music of Rhian Sheehan, with the woven beauty of mahi raranga by local artists Fran Spenser and Vicky King.

Together the exhibition acknowledges the threads that connect us as a community during this time of upheaval and renewal - and as we look to the future.