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Visiting Percy Thomson at the Orange setting
(Updated 14 April 2022)

We want to make sure all visitors have a safe and enjoyable experience when visiting the Gallery.

At the Orange setting, all visitors to the Gallery must comply with conditions of entry. To protect our community and staff, we encourage you to wear a face covering, physical distancing and sanitise your hands on entry.

If you are feeling unwell or have COVID-19 symptoms, have tested positive for Covid-19 within the last 7 days, are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test or are subject to isolation requirements, please do not enter the Gallery. No vaccine mandate at PTG.


Stratford Art Society Autumn Exhibition

30 April - 22 May 2022

Percy Thomson Gallery presents Stratford Art Society Autumn Exhibition!

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.

57 artists, 225 artworks.

#StratfordProud #SupportLocal #SAS

We All Think We're Good People
Group Exhibition, Main Gallery
(27 May - 21 July 2022)


Rohan Wealleans
The Zen Master's Taboo
Solo Exhibition - Gallery 2
(27 May - 21 July 2022)

This exhibition is kindly supported by

Laura Campbell, New  Director at Percy Thomson Gallery

Laura Campbell, New Director at Percy Thomson Gallery

Appointment of New Gallery Director

The Trustees of Stratford’s Percy Thomson Gallery are delighted to announce the appointment of Laura Campbell as Gallery Director. Laura takes up the role on 31 January taking over from Rhonda Bunyan, who is retiring after six years at the helm.

Laura comes to us from Puke Ariki where for the past 5 years she has been Information Services Officer, Researcher, Art Curator and Art Historian. Her background, including the creation of the ‘Home Work: Taranaki’ exhibition (with over 30,000 visitors), and building relationships and working collaboratively with local artists and the community are all key attributes she brings to the role.

We are looking forward to Laura building on the legacy left by Rhonda that has cemented the eminent place of the Percy Thomson Gallery in the life of Stratford and Taranaki, showcasing local and national artistic talent, supporting Taranaki young emerging artists, and developing strong connections with individual artists and the community.

We would add a message to the Stratford and Taranaki communities – this is your Gallery! Please visit to enjoy the exhibitions and shop (Percy’s Place), brought to you to highlight the talent and explorations of our outstanding artistic community.

Bruce Ellis

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.

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

Laura Campbell

Opening hours

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

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 
New Year's Day January 1, and January 2, Waitangi Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Anzac Day, Matariki and between exhibitions.


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