Aotearoa Quilters Taranaki

And Aotearoa Quilters’ travelling Suitcase Exhibition.

27 June – 19 July

Aotearoa Quilters Taranaki are hosting an exhibition of work from more than 20 local members of the national association. Joining the exhibition are 20 selected ‘suitcase’ quilts from the National Quilting Symposium held in Auckland in October last year. The Suitcase Exhibition comprises small art quilts, approximately 50cm square. Most regions from throughout the country are represented. 

Taranaki members have been working on two challenges for the exhibition; a Clarice Cliff challenge and another titled, ‘Structures’.

There will also be a handful of larger bed-size quilts on display.

The exhibition will demonstrate a wide variety of techniques and skills, both traditional and modern, in their art quilts.


Maria Brockhill, clay artist

Guest exhibitor

Maria’s vibrant highly glazed works in clay, both hand-moulded and wheel-thrown, are often heavily textured with vivid glazes. Many of her large works are sculptural in form, usually with a rugged or imprinted exterior. She is also well-known for large commanding centrepiece bowls, waka and urns.

Maria finds inspiration in the rugged land and seascapes around Bell Block on the North Taranaki coast where she lives. Her work can be found in international collections.


Gallery 2

Brenda Cash

27 June – 19 July

Brenda is well-known for her mixed media works featuring colourful vibrant floral creations where the subjects jump out at you from the canvas. Her works are joyous and uplifting. Brenda has fun with her art exploring colour and processes, often experimental and adventurous.


Kia ora.
Welcome to Percy Thomson Gallery

Percy Thomson Gallery is Stratford's public art gallery and was opened in June 2002.

The gallery has developed and grown over the years, now receiving national recognition as a thriving and diverse exhibition space catering for all age groups and interests and involving the community at large.

New exhibitions start every three to four weeks, and vary between national, local and regional artists – established and emerging.



TSB Community Trust Emergence Award
for Young Taranaki Artists

24 July – 16 August

Adam Portraiture Award

21 August – 13 September Gallery 1

Hayley Elliott-Kernot

 21 August – 23 September Gallery 2

TSB Community Trust
Emergence Award

for Young Taranaki artists

Percy Thomson Gallery with the generous sponsorship of TSB Community Trust, is mounting its second Taranaki-based competition and exhibition for young emerging visual artists. The TSB Community Trust Emergence Award 2020 for Young Taranaki Artists is expected to attract a large number of entries.

The artist must be born in Taranaki, live in Taranaki, or have attended secondary school in Taranaki and be aged 14 to 26 years on July 3, 2020, the date entries close.



Percy's Place is our boutique art shop featuring high-quality work by local artists.

Open weekdays 10.30am — 3pm, Saturdays 10.30am – 1pm, Closed Sunday

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Percy Thomson Gallery
Prospero Place
56 Miranda Street

Telephone & Email

06 765 0917 

Gallery Director

Rhonda Bunyan

Opening hours

10.30am – 4.00pm weekdays 
10.30am – 3.00pm weekends 

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 
New Years Day, Good Friday, 
Easter Sunday, Anzac Day 
and between exhibitions


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