25th Anniversary Exhibit
until Friday 30 October

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!

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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25th Anniversary Exhibition

The 25th anniversary of the Thames Society of Arts exhibition of unframed work, is being shown at the Thames Public Library, MacKay Street.

From Monday 12 October to Friday 30 October.

All work is for sale at reasonable prices


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Stop by for a look, 11 - 2pm daily.
Entry is free!

604 Tararu Rd  Thames
Coromandel Peninsula New Zealand


Thames Art Gallery

by the sea

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Phone 868 9192

Open Monday to Sunday 10 - 2 pm including public holidays (except Christmas Day & Easter Sunday)

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