Nelson Suter Art Society
The NSAS began as the Bishopdale Sketching Club established in 1889 by Bishop Suter and friends. Today the Society meets in the Grabham Studio and has its own gallery, the McKee Gallery featuring an ongoing programme of exhibitions. Society members are invited to participate in NSAS Spring and Autumn exhibitions displayed throughout The Suter. NSAS offers supporters (general) and working artist memberships, and benefits include exhibiting, workshops, trips, events and a regular newsletter.
Opening hours: 9.30 am - 4.30 pm
Days closed: Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday
The Society has had a long and close relationship with The Suter Gallery
The McKee Gallery opened in 1973 and its establishment as part of the Bishop Suter Gallery was largely due to a generous donation from the McKee Trust.
The McKee Gallery is operated year round by the Nelson Suter Art Society Inc. The Art Society and the Bishop Suter Gallery have a partnership of mutual support that dates right back to the day the Bishop Suter Gallery opened in 1899.
The Art Society is proud to have supported the Gallery through gifts of art and finance for more than 100 years.
The Nelson Suter Art Society has over 200 working artist members. Graduates of approved art courses are automatically eligible for membership, but working membership can also be achieved by submitting work for approval.
Supporters and anyone intending to apply for artist membership in the future are welcome to join us as an ordinary member and attend all Art Society functions.
Art Society mebership forms are available from the entrance foyer of the Suter Gallery.