Terms of Use

In these terms of use "Gallery", "we" or "us" means The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatū.

Rights types

The rights type that applies to each work is displayed on the details page for the work. Descriptions of the various rights types are as follows:

  No known copyright restrictions

This work has no known copyright restrictions and the image can be re-used.

This statement means that to the best of our knowledge, under New Zealand law, the Gallery is unaware of any copyright restrictions on this work. This can be because the copyright term for this work may have expired. This material may be copied and otherwise re-used in New Zealand without copyright or other intellectual property right related restrictions.

  All rights reserved

This work is subject to copyright and the image cannot be re-used.

This statement means that the work is subject to copyright and that the copyright owner has given the Gallery permission to display an image of the work on our website. It means that the work may not be copied, reproduced, or communicated without the copyright owner’s permission, except for purposes related to fair dealing, as defined by the New Zealand Copyright Act 1994.


Much of the material available on this website is subject to copyright. That copyright is either held by the Gallery, or by a third party, which has given permission for the material to be reproduced on this website.

The Gallery is grateful to all the artists and copyright holders who have given their permission for images to appear on this website. Unless specifically stated otherwise, none of the content on this site may be reproduced, communicated to the public, transmitted or copied without the Gallery's express written permission, except for the purposes of private study, research, criticism, review or education, in accordance with the Copyright Act 1994.

For written permission to reproduce information on this website for any purpose other than personal use, please contact the author, where named, in the first instance or contact the Gallery. When information from this website is used in any context, it must reference this website and the date of publication of the website must be stated.

Works, including text, sound recordings, images and artworks, are used on this site with the permission of artists, authors, donors and/or lenders of those works. The Gallery is committed to respecting the intellectual property rights of others. Every effort has been made to locate the copyright owners of material used in this website. In cases where this has not been possible copyright owners are invited to contact the Gallery.

The Gallery will not be liable to you, on any legal basis (including negligence), for any loss or damage you suffer through your use of this material, except in those cases where the law does not allow us to exclude or limit our liability to you.

The Gallery cannot guarantee that sharing these images may not inadvertently infringe upon the rights of copyright holders unknown to us, and the Gallery cannot accept liability if this should happen.

Māori images

The Suter is committed to respecting intellectual property rights, as well as expressions of Māori culture in Aotearoa New Zealand and ask you to do the same. The reproduction of portraits as commercial items or the use of the images in a way that would cause offence is strictly prohibited.

Third party material

The Gallery is not responsible for the reliability of any third party material and does not make any warranties regarding that material or necessarily endorse the views expressed in it. To the extent permitted by law, the Gallery disclaims all liability whatsoever arising from, its publication of, any use of or any reliance on any third party material appearing on this website.

Copyright takedown notice

Where the copyright in any material belongs to a third party reasonable effort has been taken to identify the copyright owner. If you are the owner of copyright material which you believe is available on this website in a way that constitutes and infringement of that copyright, or a breach of an agreed license or contract, please notify the Curator and Collection Manager – curator@thesuter.org.nz

Help us locate copyright owners

Every effort has been made to locate the copyright owners of material used on this website. In cases where this has not been possible, copyright owners are invited to contact the Curator and Collection Manager – curator@thesuter.org.nz

General terms of use

Contribution of content

By contributing any material via this website, you are confirming that:

  • your contribution is your own original work and that you are fully entitled to grant to the Gallery the rights in paragraph (2) and (3) below;
  • you grant the Gallery a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, license to reproduce, modify or use that material or otherwise exercise any right that any holder of the copyright in that material may hold for the duration of the applicable copyright; and
  • the Gallery may license that material to any third party under a Creative Commons license. For information on a Creative Commons license and its terms, please visit creativecommons.org.nz.

Contributed material must not include material that infringes any intellectual property or privacy rights, breaches any suppression order or any other law, or be purposefully inflammatory. The Gallery has the right to modify or remove user-contributed material at its sole discretion and without notification.


You may browse this website without providing any personal information. Where you voluntarily provide personal information the Gallery will only use that information for the specific purpose stated. In providing this personal information you agree to its collection and our use of that information for the purpose stated at the time of its collection. The Gallery will keep any such information secure and will only disclose it to third parties as specified in these terms of use.

Links to external websites

Hypertext links from this website to other web locations are provided for visitors' convenience and do not constitute endorsement or authorisation by the Gallery. The Gallery is not responsible for the content or reliability of the linked websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them.


The Gallery disclaims and excludes all liability for any claim, loss, demand or damages of any kind whatsoever (including for negligence) arising out of or in connection with the use of either this website or the information, content or materials included on this site or on any website to which it is linked.

Contact us

Please contact the Curator and Collection Manager if you have any questions about these terms of use.