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Summer Exhibition

on now! 

Includes a special exhibition by local ceramicist,
Wyn Tyrell-Baxter 

Welcome to the Thames Art Gallery

by the sea


Come and see the creativity of our community of local Thames, Coromandel Peninsula 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!

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



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.

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  • Find out about upcoming exhibitions and events

  • See new works

  • Featured artist of the month

  • See works for sale

  • Art gallery news

Stop by for a look, 10 - 4pm daily.
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