(Above) Surfs Up (2022) Renate Verbrugge, Belgian Blue Stone, Carrara Marble, Toy Car. $2700.

Taranaki Arts Trail Preview 2022

Friday 26 August to Sunday 18 September 2022
Opening event Friday 26 August, 6pm.

YOUR CHANCE to preview what each artist, involved in the Taranaki Arts Trail 2022, will have in their studios come Taranaki Arts Trail time THIS October! Many of the 79 Taranaki Trail artists will display ONE work. A great opportunity to preview their artworks before visiting some art studios later in the year. 

Taranaki Arts Trail - Preview 2022 exhibition will run at Percy Thomson Gallery, from 26 August - 18 September 2022.

For more details about the Taranaki Arts Trail alongside the Centuria Taranaki Garden Festival (28 October - 6 November 2022), Visit OR

Percy Thomson Gallery is a sponsor for this year's Arts Trail and a major stop along the tour.


Image Credit: See Me, Sacha Lee (2022) Oil on board, 1025 x 1025mm.  (Nicora Taylor).

23 September - 16 October 2022

FIRST STOP OF THE TOUR - PERCY THOMSON GALLERY in Taranaki. And we can't wait!

The Adam Portraiture Award is a biennial competition for painted portraits of New Zealanders, by New Zealanders and presents a breadth of responses to identity and representation.
From 351 entries, Judges Linda Tyler and Karl Maughan selected 45 works for this years finalists exhibition. There will be 38 artworks included in this touring exhibition (with all Taranaki artists included in the Taranaki tour).

A 100-page exhibition catalogue, featuring a double page spread of each finalist with biography and statement, is available for purchase at the Gallery.

Only stop in Taranaki for New Zealand Portrait Gallery's Nationwide Tour of this prestigous exhibition.


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