Local Art Scene

Other arts events in Hawera, and in and around the Taranaki region.

Hawera ART School & Creative Space

20 Union St, Hawera


Classes are open now for adults, teens and children.
For more information contact Erryn Willcox on (06) 278 5524 or 027 361 6930 or head to their Facebook Page.

The Lysaght Watt Gallery supports The Hawera Art School.


Crowdfunding campaign:

We are a small town non-profit grassroots creative space, located in Hawera South Taranaki. We run creative classes for children and adults during school terms, as well as workshops and school holiday programmes.

Being non-profit things are a bit tight financially, as we keep fees as low as possible so everyone can have access to creativity.

What we really need to keep our creative boat afloat, and let the public know what we’re doing and what we’re about (the difference between a creative space and gallery is a new concept to many) is decent footpath signage (we’re down a side street were the rent is cheap but a little out of the way).

We want to invest in a footpath open sign (our current homemade sign likes to go off down the street when it’s blowing a gale!) and a feather-styled flag sign featuring our logo, so we can have a more professional identity and grow our creative space into something bigger and better in the future.

If you could please hi-fi us with a ‘Yay’ for grassroots art donation that would be fab – tab – u – lous.

Eltham Village Gallery


Percy Thomson Gallery, Stratford




Art Competitions / Calls For Artwork


“2018 marks the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand. On 19 September 1893 the Electoral Act 1893 was passed, giving all women in New Zealand the right to vote. As a result of this landmark legislation, New Zealand became the first self-governing country in the world in which all women had the right to vote in parliamentary elections.

“I AM Woman celebrates the anniversary by inviting artists to share their own ‘take’ on womanhood… triumphs, challenges, concerns, spirituality, the mundane, expectations…

“The artist is asked to dig deep, to identify parts of herself that define what it means for her to be a woman. You may have an ancestor who inspires you. It might be your own personal story. It might be the vision you have for a daughter or granddaughter’s future.

“The brief is wide. Each woman has a unique view of her place in the world through her own personal journey. No two stories are the same.

“With the entry form (these will be sent our later in the year) you are asked to submit 100 words describing your work and what it means to you. This will be included in your wall label information.

“All works must be new (not previously shown in any exhibition) and be no more than 1000mm wide. We will accept any form of visual art; pottery, sculpture, fibrework, photography etc. I will ask for an image of the work in mid-November. The number of entries may require a final selection process. We will also include a selection of poetry and prose.

“The exhibition is open to Taranaki female artists. All work must be for sale and the gallery will charge a 30% commission. I hope you enjoy the process, and I look forward to hearing from you.

“Kind regards, Rhonda.”

Email director@percythomsongallery.org.nz for a registration form. Forms must be in by August 10.

Midhirst Sculpting Symposium

South Taranaki Galleries/Museums:

Eltham Village Gallery
Percy Thomson Gallery – Stratford
Tawhiti Museum – Hawera
KD’s Elvis Presley Museum – Hawera
Aotea Utanganui – The Museum of South Taranaki – Patea
Waverley Glass Art Studio
Opunake Mural Trail

New Plymouth Galleries/Museums:

Govett Brewster Gallery
Puke Ariki
Salvage Art and Design
The White Sail Gallery
Te Henui Vicarage and Gallery

Whanganui Galleries:

Rayner Brothers Gallery
Sarjeant Gallery
Space Studio & Gallery
Whanganui Community Arts Centre