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Eve, 1882, by Auguste Rodin. Purchased 1959 with Lindsay Buick Bequest funds.
CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. Te Papa (1959-0029-1)


Remembering Rodin

Toured by Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand

21 February – 26 April, Gallery 1 

‘Remembering Rodin’ showcases New Zealand’s most significant Rodin sculpture, Eve.

Eve was completed by the French Master sculptor in 1882 and 15 bronze copies were cast from it in 1959 (one of which was purchased by the National Museum of New Zealand, now Te Papa). 

The bronze is 75cm tall and weighs 22 kg. 

The sculpture comes to the gallery from Te Papa Tongarewa’s collection. The exhibition includes a lithographic portrait of Rodin(1914) by his famous contemporary Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and a rare leather-bound edition of Gustav Coquiot’s Rodin (Paris 1915) with 15 hand-tipped photographs. 

A short video accompanying the exhibition tells the story of Eve and the process of casting the bronzes.

State of the Art:
Hanging with Rodin

21 February – 26 April, Gallery 1

Bunyan is curating an exhibition of Taranaki artists who she sees to be pushing artistic boundaries with the development of new techniques, style or concept. The exhibition will include a number of Taranaki sculptors.

Engram: Memory Trace
Rhonda Bunyan

21 February – 26 April: Gallery 2

In this photographic exhibition Rhonda Bunyan explores the nature of shapes, patterns and shadows in water and sand, to create ghostly black and white images, luminous and dreamlike, akin to what she perceives ‘memory traces’ to be in her own brain.

Entries now open

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.



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Open weekdays 10.30am — 3.30pm, and weekends 10.30am – 2.30pm

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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 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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