'I'm not an artist !' 100 Paintings By Sue Soo at Tivoli

Sue Soo (1926 - 2016) is one of New Zealand's acclaimed so-called 'outsider' artists with a substantial art world following. Sue's magical world is one of joyful dancers, animals and birds.

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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.
 

Tivoli is in

Pendragon Mall

118b Ocean View Road

Oneroa

Waiheke Island

Auckland

 

opens Saturday January 21, 5pm

The exhibit ends Saturday February 25

Written by

Tivoli

19 Jan 2017

Tivoli is an art gallery, specialist al fresco book store and mini-cinema located in Oneroa, Waiheke Island, Auckland.