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Tamatea - Art and Conservation in Dusky Sound

Monday 18th September-Sunday 29th October 2017

Tamatea/Dusky Sound is the focus of a cutting edge project to see it become one of the most intact ecosystems on Earth, and a source of endangered native species for conservation sites throughout the country.

In winter 2014 and summer 2015, DOC took 26 artists to this remote area to experience and learn about the restoration project. The exhibition, Tamatea - Art and Conservation in Dusky Sound, is the result of these visits. It features more than 50 original works by some of New Zealand’s most renowned artists and emerging talent. Contributing artists include Nigel Brown, Gerda Leenards, Euan Macleod, Craig Potton, Janet de Wagt and Marilynn Webb.

Tamatea - Art and Conservation in Dusky Sound has been developed by DOC in partnership with Te Rūnanga o Ōraka Aparima, and is proudly supported by the New Zealand National Parks and Conservation Foundation.

Image credit: Denise Hunter, Song of the Sounds (2016)



September 18–30, 2017
October 1–29, 2017


Gallery open daily 9:30 - 4:30


Nelson & suburbs


The Suter Art Gallery and Theatre
208 Bridge Street, Nelson

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Ph. 03. 5484699

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