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Margaret Scott: A Sense of Place

Margaret Scott: A Sense of Place A retrospective exhibition spanning 50 years February 3 — 26, 2017 ...

February 10, 2017

Woollaston: The Wallace Arts Trust Collection, 1931 – 1996

Woollaston: The Wallace Arts Trust Collection, 1931 — 1996 9 December 2016 to 29 January 2017 ...

December 16, 2016

Stratford Art Society Members Exhibition November 2016

The Stratford Art Society has more than 150 members from throughout Taranaki and further afield with a vast range of skills and artistic styles. Their exhibitions include paintings, sculptures, photography, crafts, pottery, textiles and more. They have a large collection of work that resonates with a wide audience. The Stratford Art Society upholds a reputation for interesting and diverse work, featuring commendable skill sets. The exhibitions are organic in nature and a testament to the dynamic...

November 11, 2016

Colour Explosion: Taranaki Patchwork Quilters, Aotearoa Quilters, Anthea Stayt, Nemesh, Kathryn Gates, Barbara Nicholls (Opening)

Three exhibitions with vibrant energy and dazzling colour as their central theme open at Percy Thomson on Friday 14 October at 7pm. ...

October 14, 2016

The Adam Portraiture Award 2016: Visit from Dr Te Huirangi Waikererpuru and whanau.

We were honoured by a visit from distinguished kaumatua Dr Te Huirangi Waikerepuru (Ngapuhi and Taranaki) last week. Dr Waikerepuru came to view the winning portrait 'Sisters' in the touring Adam Portraiture Award exhibition which closes Sunday 9 October. Two of the doctor's daughters, Inahaa Te Urutahi Waikerepuru and Ria Wihapi-Waikerepuru (middle and right) are subjects of the winning portrait by Andre Bronimann of Whanganui. Dr Waikerepuru was accompanied by his daughter Inahaa and member...

October 8, 2016

The Adam Portraiture Award 2016, and Elemental: Merv Turner & Margaret Foley. Opening night (pics)

16 September – 9 October 2016 An exhibition of 36 paintings by finalists in this year's Adam Portraiture Award, one of the country's premier art prizes, opens at Percy Thomson Gallery this Friday, 16 September, at 7pm. The award is held every two years and the exhibition is traditionally one of the most popular on the arts calendar. The Adam Portraiture Award promotes the best of contemporary portrait painting from artists throughout New Zealand. It is an initiative of the New Zealand Por...

September 21, 2016

Arrival—Treasures from the BNZ Collection. Opening & school visit.

by RHONDA BUNYAN Taranaki locals have a rare opportunity to see some of New Zealand's finest artworks right here in Stratford. Percy Thomson Gallery is home to 36 pieces from the acclaimed BNZ Art Collection until September 11. ARRIVAL, Treasures from the BNZ Art Collection features work by icons of New Zealand art history including Colin McCahon, Pat Hanly, Ralph Hotere, Tony Fomison, Don Binney, Philip Clairmont and Toss Woollaston. The theme of the exhibition is 'connection' and the wor...

August 23, 2016

Youth Show '16: Pole People

Guest exhibitors in the main youth show are students from the Special Needs Department of Stratford High School. They have made wonderful pole people and driftwood sculptures, as well as entering the Youth Challenge....

July 30, 2016

Youth Show '16: McDonald Real Estate Artistic Challenge, Winners

The theme of this year's challenge is 'Gamescape'. Students were supplied with canvas and paints and have come up with a wide array of highly imaginative art. We have 30 entries. This initiative was supported by the Stratford Youth Council and Paper Plus. Winners of each section were judged by Daphne Bland, along with Monique Dodunski. Prizes have been kindly supplied by McDonald Real Estate. ...

July 30, 2016

Youth Show '16: Young artists with special needs take the guest spot at Youth Show

By Rhonda Bunyan When making a list of her favourite things Aleata Fullerton puts her students near the top. Aleata is art and drama teacher for the Special Needs Department at Stratford High School. Her students are guest exhibitors at this year's Youth Show which opens at the Gallery on Friday 22 July at 7pm. Aleata and husband Cameron emigrated from Northern Ireland to Nelson in the late nineties where Aleata taught food technology. While there, she enrolled in a pastel drawing ...

July 14, 2016

Youth Show '16: An exhibition of free-flowing exuberance

by RHONDA BUNYAN Percy Thomson Gallery is gearing up for this year's Youth Show which runs from 22 July – 6 August. It is an absolute joy to peruse the work as it arrives. We smile, we gasp, we learn and best of all we get excited. The exuberant styles and generous use of colour jumps out and embraces us with a great big warm bear hug! Monique, my trusty assistant, has been the driving force behind this year's show, with both of us working on concept development. We wanted to come up...

July 11, 2016

Fibreworks '16 — Fibreworks awards

This year the awards for 'Fibreworks' cover a wide range of fibres and techniques:...

June 28, 2016

Fibreworks '16 — Recycled memories made with love

by RHONDA BUNYAN When Bill Hunt was knee-high to a grasshopper his grandmother taught him to knit and crochet because 'you might want to do it when you're old!' This was the beginning of a life-long passion for a craft that won him the Taranaki Regional Council Recycle Award at the Fibreworks exhibition that opened at Percy Thomson Gallery earlier this week. The biennial exhibition showcases the finest endeavours of members of Creative Fibre Taranaki. Bill's crocheted quilt, 'Memories' was...

June 28, 2016

Creative Fibre Taranaki—Fibreworks '16

Taranaki Creative Fibre members have been beavering away to produce some fine work to exhibit in their biennial exhibition opening at Percy Thomson Gallery on Saturday June 25. The talented and innovative group covers a wide array of disciplines; weaving, knitting, spinning, felting, dyeing. Many of the artists hold National awards and are experts in manipulating texture and form....

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