Covid Alert Level 2

Visitors are required to wear a face covering and keep a social distance of two metres. Numbers are limited to 25 people in the gallery at any one time. For information on Alert Level 2 visit the government website

CALENDAR UPDATE: Softly Whispering—Textile Stories from Taranaki is cancelled and will be rescheduled for 2022 (Dates to be confirmed).



Cash n' Carry


Thursday 23 September – Sunday 10 October


The main gallery is hosting a number of local artists who are offering work for sale in our pop-up exhibition.

Everything is for sale and you can take the work when you purchase.The gallery was free due to the cancellation of Sotfly Whispering, because of Level 4 Lockdown, so we are decking the walls and plinths with local art for sale.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to support local artists.



Assemblages by
Dale Copeland

Friday 13 August – Sunday 19 September



Assemblage and collage artist Dale Copeland shares some of her favourites from her collection of ‘goodies’.

As well as a cluster of Dale’s recent assemblages (philosophical ramblings in solid form), the walls of the side gallery will be plastered with international collages. Hundreds of them!

In the late 1990s, Copeland created the International Collage Exhibition and Exchange art show.

This is Dale’s collection from 20 years of organising the International Collage Exchange.

All for sale.  Dale reckons it could be a bit of a stampede, as gallery-goers are welcome to take down the ones they want (before anyone else can choose them) and take their collection to the office to buy.

Artwork: One of the collages from Copeland’s collection that will be offered for sale.

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.

Image: Percy Thomson portrait by Donna Willard-Moore. This portrait was painted for a future bronze-relief work by Donna.

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

10.30am — 3.30pm, Weekends 10.30am – 2.30pm


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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