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Studio 88

Central Taranaki

Studio 88 is a collaborative art project representing several Kiwi Artists...and, in all of the ARTS ...Traditional Art Forms, Music, Writing, Fashion.

Artists include:
Paul (Skin) Nickson - Graphic Art / Photography
Wharehoka Smith - Fine Art and Sculpture
Doc Smith - Wood Craft / Cigar Box Guitars / Poetry
Artful Addiction, Rotorua - Beautiful Custom Creations
Gillian Hansen - Artist / Art Prints
Ron Rewi - Paintings / Art
Aime Ward - Original Art and Prints
Jase Godsmark - Airbrush Artist
Pauline Harper - Artist
Aaron Duckett - Photography / Art

Studio 88 is passionate about encouraging and nurturing creative expression to create a more vibrant local culture and community.


Central Taranaki

Stratford's revered glockenspiel stands proud in the main street, Broadway, and is unique to New Zealand. Shakespeare's most famous star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, emerge for the balcony scene, reaffirming their vows of love, four times a day.

Percy Thompson Gallery

Central Taranaki

The Percy Thomson Gallery is Stratford's public art gallery and was opened in June 2002. The gallery contains both exhibition areas and work areas for use by local artists and community art groups. The gallery provides an active programme of exhibitions and events that is both internally generated and toured from other art collections. New exhibitions are started every three to four weeks. Exhibitions vary between national, local and regional artists - established and emerging.

Address: Prospero Place, Stratford
Phone: 06 765 0917

Puke Ariki

North Taranaki

Puke Ariki is a combined museum and library at New Plymouth, New Zealand. It also includes a visitor information centre and cafe. It is the world's first purpose-built, fully integrated museum, library and visitor information centre.

Address: 1 Ariki St, New Plymouth 4310
Phone: 06-759 6060

Colonel Malone Statue

Central Taranaki

A statue of New Zealand war hero Lieutenant Colonel William George Malone stands tall on Broadway South. The statue of the dapper soldier, facing Mt Taranaki, topped in his signature lemon squeezer hat, serves as a reminder of his great leadership and the sacrifices he made for his country. Initiated by the Malone Quest Committee, the bronze statue of Lt Colonel Malone was unveiled on 20 November 2011.

Tawhiti Museum

South Taranaki

Tawhiti Museum is a truly unique enterprise. The creation of artist Nigel Ogle, its attention to detail is simply stunning. Widely acclaimed as the best private museum in the country, the museum uses life size exhibits and scale models to present our heritage in a series of super realistic and engaging displays. All these displays are designed and built on the premises in the 'Body Shop' and accompanying studios, which can be viewed as part of a museum visit.

Address: 401 Ohangai Road, Hawera
Phone: 06 278-6837

Len Lye Centre

North Taranaki

The Len Lye Centre will inspire the mind and engage the senses. New Plymouth will be the world centre for the care, display, access to, research and development of the works and ideas of Len Lye, an extraordinary thinker and visionary artist. Our vision is to offer powerful and memorable experiences generated by the art and ideas of Len Lye. A visionary New Zealander, Lye&'s work has enthralled audiences throughout the world since early last century. His ingenuity, expansive creativity and technical brilliance are qualities emblematic of what New Zealanders value. The Len Lye Centre will offer permanent access in an exceptional home that honours the artist, his Collection and Archive and its value for New Zealanders and global visitors.

Phone: 06 759 6060

Possum Factory

Central Taranaki

Enviro fur is proud to provide you with some of the best in environmentally friendly possum clothing and accessories. All of our products are made at our factory outside Stratford in Taranaki, New Zealand using a unique natural tanning process. So you know you are getting the best product while making a great environmental difference.

Address: 1103 Opunake Road, Mahoe
Phone: +64 6 7646133

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