1 – 23 May
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 local art scene.
Artwork: Flexin' into the Struggle by Cherie Dodds.
Saturday 29 May – Sunday 20 June
Opening event Saturday 29 May 1pm
Although the Taranaki Arts Trail is now part of the Taranaki Garden Festival calendar later in the year, the annual exhibition retains its time-slot in the middle of the year.
The exhibition, with one work from each Trail artist, provides an opportunity for people to get a feel for the artist’s work and decide whether they would like to visit the artist’s open studio during the Festival.
Artwork: Dave putting on his make-up by Suraya Sidhu Singh, Acrylic and oil on paper parasol.
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.