Summer Exhibition

All exhibits are for sale.
As exhibits are sold, new work will be displayed.

Friday 4 December until Easter 2021

"Endless Summer" - Liz Hart

Welcome to the Thames Art Gallery

by the sea


Come and see the creativity of our community of local Coromandel and nearby artists. Entry to the gallery is free. Find a beautiful work of art for your own home - or as a gift - and support our wonderful artists. All our art exhibits are for sale with Visa and EFTPOS facilities available.

There are no boundaries as to what our members can exhibit. From brush to chisel, we offer wonderful displays of;


We have several themed exhibitions throughout the year with a new artist featured each month. The Gallery is curated to give a fresh look for repeat visitors, so there's always something new to see!

This seaside art gallery is housed in what was once originally a school house built in 1878 known as Tararu School, then later as North School. The historic building is a registered Heritage New Zealand Category 2 place.​

Previously known as the Thames Society of Arts, the gallery was founded in 1974 with the aim of providing an arts centre for the wider community of Thames.

The Thames Art Gallery and Arts Centre is located just north of Thames, beside the sea, on the Thames coast at Tararu. 

See location map

Artist of the month

Liz Hart


Liz Hart (Tairua) is a watercolourist and printmaker – etchings and monoprints. She begins by painting very loosely, focusing on pushing the values of light and darks. Liz likes to work with a limited palette. Drawing and sketching have always been part of her life.

“There is always something new to Learn.

I love the explosion of watercolour on wet paper and the unexpected results which occur and change the whole idea of the artwork”.

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Stop by for a look, 10 - 2pm daily.
Entry is free!