The Stratford Arts Society exhibition, is a vibrant, exciting, and eclectic mix of artwork and tends to fill every spare corner we have.
This exhibition boasts approximately hundreds of works made by local makers, most for sale, and showcases the diverse talents and skill-base of the group’s members. The Stratford Art Society plays a pivotal role in fostering the arts in the Stratford region and further afield. The Art Society has a strong relationship with Percy Thomson Gallery, which provides the gallery for exhibitions twice a year for all members. The group organises workshops for its members and encourages social events where members can build relationships with other like-minded people.
The spring exhibition is made up of a wide range of works including pottery, jewellery, prints, photography, original paintings, sculpture, fibre, textiles, woodwork and crafts.
The society is enjoying continued vitality at the moment with increasing membership, with more than 200 members, and with interest from artists from as far afield as Wellington and the Waikato.
The groups also supports and encourages artists, both emerging and established, at local, regional and national levels. Members are all ages, all backgrounds and a myriad of different styles and medium.
Stratford Art Society is fortunate to have so many different artists, from such different backgrounds, producing art in so many different mediums.
The opening event, particularly, allows artists who often work in isolation to meet up and network, strengthening the connections in the district’s art community.
Percy Thomson Gallery looks forward to hosting artists again in November.
OPENING EVENT - Friday 18 November, from 6PM. All Welcome.