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.
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We are pleased to announce that the gallery will be open to the public from Thursday May 28 with the Taranaki Arts Trail Exhibition. There will be no opening event.
The Taranaki Arts Trail has been postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions and will now be part of the Taranaki Garden Festival events, 30/31 October and 1 November.
We are delighted to announce that Te Papa Tongarewa’s Remembering Rodin exhibition featuring Rodin’s sculpture Eve, will remain at the gallery until the end of the Arts Trail exhibition, Saturday June 20.
It will be great to see our regular visitors and friends again.
Visitors to the gallery will be limited to 20 visitors at a time and once we reach capacity we will operate a ‘one in/one out’ policy.
All visitors to the gallery will be required to provide their name, phone number and email to enable contact tracing if required. Hand washing and sanitizer stations are freely available to all visitors and regular cleaning of surfaces will occur throughout the day.
Percy's Place New Hours
Percy's Place, our gallery shop will be open the public from Monday 18 May.
Weekdays 10.30am – 3pm, Saturdays 10.30 – 1pm, and closed Sundays.
TSB Community Trust
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.