in Miniature 2022


TARANAKI: In Miniature 2022

Friday 16 December 2022 – Sunday 29 January 2023

Inviting all Taranaki Artists “to go small or go home.”

Percy Thomson Gallery, Stratford is proud to host for the first time ‘Taranaki: In Miniature’. This exhibition encourages artists of all ages currently living around Taranaki Maunga, or have resided in Taranaki during secondary school or later years, to enter ONE WORK ONLY in the Gallery between 16 December 2022 to 29 January 2023. The Work must be for sale and created within the previous 12 months of the exhibitions start date. TARANAKI: In Miniature celebrates all mediums – submit entries of painting, photography, fibre, ceramic, jewellery, stone, wood, costume … the list goes on! The Work must be within 30 x 30 x 30cm (including framing)!


To enter, you must be one of the following criteria (AND/OR):

i)       Born in Taranaki

ii)      Live in Taranaki

iii)    Attended secondary school in Taranaki

Open Entry to all Artists over the age of 13 years, as of the exhibition date, 16 December 2022.

Acceptance of Terms

Each artist who submits a Work acknowledges and agrees that they are bound by these terms and conditions, in consideration for Percy Thomson Gallery providing the artist with the opportunity to submit a Work for potential selection and display in the Exhibition. 

For the avoidance of doubt, entry of Work into the Exhibition constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions.

Terms and Conditions

1. No unauthorised use of any copyright images, photographs, text or other material will be accepted.  Where a recognisable image of a person is used in the Work that person’s consent must be obtained in writing.

2. Artwork for the Exhibition will be selected by Gallery Director Laura Campbell. The Director’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

3. Artists acknowledge that:

a) They are responsible for depositing and collecting the Work from Percy Thomson Gallery. If the Work needs to be couriered to and from the Gallery, this is at the Artists’ own expense. Please include a return courier (paid) with your Work.

b) They undertake to advise Percy Thomson Gallery of any defects in the Work upon deposit of the Work to the Gallery.         

c) Percy Thomson Gallery, at its cost, is responsible for taking all due care of the Work to provide reasonable protection against theft, loss or damage during the Loan Period.

d) Percy Thomson Gallery will acknowledge the Artist by way of a suitable wall label/text in the exhibition space.

e) The Work delivered to gallery must be in good condition and to a gallery standard for display.

f) An image is provided with your Entry form and may be used for marketing purposes on social media or Percy Thomson Gallery website.

4. If an artist is under 18 years of age, they acknowledge that they have their parent or guardian’s permission to submit the Work for consideration for the Exhibition and agree that if their Work is selected for the Exhibition that their parent or guardian may be required to sign acceptance of these terms and conditions prior to confirmation of their inclusion in the Exhibition.


Only ONE entry per person. Please use the separate official entry form. Do NOT send original artwork with the entry form. Include digital copy or unmounted photograph or digital print of the artwork with the entry form. If you want this image returned to you, please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with the entry. No entries will be accepted after the due date of December 2, 2022. A pre-selection of all submitted artwork will be made and the entrants will be advised by email by Monday December 5, 2022. Entry forms and artwork may be emailed to director@percythomsongallery.org.nz. Subject Line: TARANAKI: In Miniature.

There is no entry fee. 30% Gallery Commission applies, if Work sold during the exhibition.


a) Restrictions

i)  Work is invited in any medium or genre of visual art (except video). However, the Work must be suitable for freight, handling and exhibition.

ii) All 2D art must be ready to hang (or include materials and instructions for alternative mounting). Please ensure all works have suitable D-rings, string etc on the back. Please do not use single serrated hanging systems.

iii) Maximum size is 30cm (300mm) in any direction: height, width and depth. In fact, the Gallery Director encourages you to go smaller. Maximum size does include frame.

iv) Percy Thomson Gallery reserves the right to decline entries on the grounds of (1) health and safety risks of exhibiting, (2) expressions of prejudice or hatred towards any group or (3) obscenity.

v) Copyright: All works are to be original and the artist’s own. Percy Thomson Gallery retains the right to reproduce images of artwork for promotional purposes. There will be no entitlement to royalty or other payment for reproduction of images of the artwork.

b) Installation

Percy Thomson Gallery will cover reasonable costs for exhibition. The artist is responsible for any extraordinary costs for installation.

c) Promotion

The artist agrees that Percy Thomson Gallery may use his/her name and photograph for promotional purposes and consents to images of the Work being taken by the Percy Thomson Gallery, and for Percy Thomson Gallery to use the images for any and all of the following purposes: in connection with the promotional and advertising activities associated with the Exhibition; to be reproduced on the Percy Thomson website, Facebook and in all other media promoting the Exhibition; to be retained in perpetuity in Percy Thomson Gallery’s archives.


Work must be for sale. If you wish to offer your Work for sale please indicate price on the entry form. The Gallery will apply a 30% commission on sales. Percy Thomson Gallery will handle all sales during the exhibition and will pay artists within 2 weeks of the exhibitions end date, of 29 January 2023. You will nominate a bank account for the sales to paid into.

All sold works will stay on display until the exhibition closes.


All work will be covered by insurance whilst in the Gallery, but you will have to insure your Work during transit to and from the Gallery. The gallery will not cover any damage incurred from a courier delivery to/or from the gallery.


a) If your Work is selected for the exhibition, it must be delivered to the Gallery at these times:

From Tuesday 6th to Sunday 11th December 2022 (Gallery is open each day 10:30 – 4pm)

Sunday 11th December is the FINAL DAY to deliver said Work. Install will take place on Monday 12-15 December, all Work must be onsite to be in the exhibition, unless alternatively arrangements have been communicated with Gallery Director.

Works delivered later than these dates and times will not be accepted.

Percy Thomson Gallery, Prospero Place, 56 Miranda Street, Stratford.

Post to Percy Thomson Gallery PO Box 320 Stratford 4332

The acceptance email letter from Percy Thomson Gallery will include any other instructions for delivery.

b) Packaging

All works must be securely packaged in reusable packing materials, suitable for the return of work to the artist. All packaging must be labelled with artist’s name. Please put your name on reverse of Work or secure a label to D-ring with string.

c) Freight

All freight costs and safety of delivery of artworks to and from Percy Thomson Gallery will be the sole responsibility of the artist. If you use a courier, you must include return courier tickets with the packaging.


Friday 2 December:  Entry form and hi -resolution image due to Percy Thomson Gallery via Website Online form AND/OR email director@percythomsongallery.org.nz.

Monday 5 December: Percy Thomson Gallery informs artists of selection and delivery instructions.

Tuesday 6th to Sunday 11th December 2022 (Gallery is open each day 10:30 – 4pm)

Sunday 11th December is the FINAL DAY to deliver said Work. Install will take place on Monday 12-15 December, all Work must be onsite to be in the exhibition, unless alternatively arrangements have been communicated with Gallery Director.

Friday 16 December, 6pm: Opening event at Percy Thomson Gallery.

Sunday 29 January 2023: Exhibition closes.

Sunday 29 January 2023, 3 – 5pm: Artists pick up Work, if not sold prior.

Friday 17 February 2023: Payment for any sold Works or Prizes sent to artists by this date.


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