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Nestled in the heart of Geraldine within the distinguished Old Post Office building, the Susan Badcock Gallery is a space that provides a captivating backdrop to explore a unique blend of artistic talents. Featuring works by Susan Badcock herself, her father John Badcock, her grandfather Douglas Badcock and a selection of contemporary New Zealand artists, the gallery is a celebration of art and architecture providing an opportunity to view and learn about New Zealand art and it’s history and purchase fine art spanning three generations from the same family.


Established in 2014, the Susan Badcock Gallery has held almost 50 solo and group exhibitions, providing a vibrant creative hub and enriching the cultural landscape for locals, travellers and art lovers alike.  Alongside a carefully curated collection of art, the light-filled SBG Shop is also located upstairs in the gallery space, showcasing luxury accessories, quality homewares & ceramics styled to demonstrate the successful incorporation of art in the home.


The Heritage listed building has stood since 1908 and has been a cornerstone of Geraldine’s history and a historic landmark that has been meticulously restored by the family with particular attention to it's architectural charm, the gallery boasts original pressed tin ceilings and offers picturesque views over Geraldine.


Step back in time while encountering contemporary art at the Susan Badcock Gallery.


Introducing Gallery founder and Director Susan Badcock.

Susan is the visionary behind the gallery and a passionate advocate for fine art. 

A graduate of the Dunedin School of Art, before opening the gallery, Susan exhibited her own art in galleries across New Zealand, worked as a photography assistant, managed an Artist Residency Programme and tutored at the Design and Arts College in Christchurch.

When the space became available, Susan leapt at the opportunity to start a gallery of her own. Excited to showcase her handcoloured photographs and the art from both her father John Badcock and grandfather Douglas Badcock, the gallery gained fast momentum, then cultivating a unique stable of emerging New Zealand artists with a continually evolving exhibition calendar.


Susan manages day to day running of the gallery from interacting with collectors, organising and curating exhibitions, to packing artworks and keeping a strong relationships with the arts community and represented artists. Susan is always developing and exploring ways to expand the gallery and share art with the public, all the while maintaining and nurturing her own artistic practice. Susan is a wealth of knowledge and loves to engage with clients and visitors to the gallery.

Introducing Gallery assistant Lissy van Horen.

Lissy has a background working in the design and art industry of Australia. Since coming back to New Zealand to raise her young family, she has embraced her role at the gallery, approaching her work with enthusiasm, dedication and professionalism. Lissy has assisted in managing an International  Artist Residency Programme based in Byron Bay and worked as a design consultant, gallerist and events manager.


Lissy assists in day to day running of the gallery from website management, to social media marketing, to making sure clients visiting the gallery are being looked after. Lissy works closely with Susan to curate exhibitions and helps to maintain strong relationships with the gallery's represented artists. Lissy is always ready with a welcome smile and enjoys sharing her passion for good art.