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.



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Gallery re-opening

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. 


Taranaki Arts Trail Exhibition
Various Artists

28 May – 20 June

Brenda Cash

26 June – 19 July Gallery 2

2019 Aotearoa Quilters Suitcase Exhibition

26 June – 19 July Gallery 1

Twenty small quilts were selected from each quilting symposium, to travel round New Zealand in a suitcase to different galleries and quilting events.

Quilt tales from around the mountain
Taranaki Quilters

Guest exhibitor Maria Brockhill


TSBCT Emergence Award for Young Taranaki Artists

24 July – 16 August

Adam Portraiture Award

21 August – 13 September Gallery 1
Hayley Elliott-Kernot 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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