Image: Susan Te Kahurangi King

Susan Te Kahurangi King Artist Documentary Screening

Flowers Gallery, 21 Cork Street, London W1S 3LZ
5 August 2021
Join us for a screening of Pictures of Susan, a feature documentary directed by multi-­award winning Director and Producer Dan Salmon. (arrival from 6.45pm, film begins at 7pm) followed by a Q&A with Petita Cole (from 8.30pm).
When society strips you of your voice, can you hope for a second chance? One woman's extraordinary journey out of the darkness. Auckland 'outsider artist' Susan King stopped talking when she was four. Her grandmother recognized the little girl's talent for drawing and kept her supplied with colored pencils and paper. For 20 years Susan expressed herself in thousands of artworks filled with playfulness, curiosity and terror. Then she stopped drawing. Her pictures were carefully packed away into boxes. She had 20 years of silence before she drew again. Now, the dealer world has discovered Susan's art Brut. A 2009 Sydney show has garnered international demand with an ethical quandary for the family who can only guess at Susan's wishes.
  • This event is free to attend.
  • RSVP is mandatory due to limited availability. Please notify us if you are no longer able to attend.
  • This venue has ramped access. Please contact us about any other access requirements.

For further information please email or call the gallery on 02079207777.

*Q&A with Petita Cole, who has been actively involved in the journey of Susan and her artwork since around 2005, when she commenced the 'archival project', and more increasingly since the onset of Dan Salmon's film in 2008. In addition to continuing her research and study on the life and works of the artist, as administrator of The Susan Te Kahurangi King Trust, she's the 'go-to' person to make things happen.

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