CURRENT ART GALLERY EXHIBITIONS
Puke Ariki (New Plymouth): Titokowaru's Dilemma in the main exhibition gallery. Until June 10. The Art of Science exhibition in the lane and wall galleries and level 2 space. Until May 27.
Govett Brewster Art Gallery (New Plymouth): The True Stories: Scripted Realities exhibition examines video artworks that challenge representations of reality, using scripts and transcripts from real life. Works by five international artists examine these ''true stories'' to expose and expand forms of the documentary. Until June 24. Laurence Aberhart: Recent Taranaki Photographs is a series of 30 black and white images taken around the region by one of New Zealand's leading artists. Until June 17. The exhibition will also tour to galleries in Inglewood, Stratford, Hawera and Patea later this year. Drawing the Line: Works from the gallery's collection presents art from the 1960s through to recent times, including traditional artists' working studies that reveal the progression of ideas, to works where drawing is the ultimate medium. Until July1. Catherine Macdonald: nothing stays the same, in the open window gallery on Queen St outside the Govett-Brewster, is a drawing of familiar New Plymouth scenes that will grow and change over the next three months. Until June 17.
Real Tart (New Plymouth): Beneath the Surface paintings by Andrea Connors and woodworks by Peter Fryer. Until April 30 in the upper gallery. Hydrangeas by New Plymouth's Artizone artgroup. Until May 5.
The Raised Eyebrow Art and Coffee House (Mangorei Rd, New Plymouth): The feature artist for April is Susie Scarlett. A self-taught photographer she has now added iconic Taranaki landscapes and quirky kiwiana themes to her collection. Visit www.raisedeyebrow.co.nz
Percy Thomson Gallery (Stratford): Supporters' exhibition for the gallery's 10th birthday. The 14th International Collage Exhibition/Exchange show. Until April 17. Digital screen with a display of a selection of images from the Swainson/Woods' collection. Ongoing.
Bookstop Gallery (Brougham Street, New Plymouth): The April window features ''The Garage Group,'' an enthusiast group of Pastel artists including Jan Leighton, Ida Ure, Joyce Young, Barbara Anderson, Margaret Innes, Maisie Bland, Judith White, Lorna Woodd, Judith Stonhold Turner, Penny Brisco, Glenys Bloor-Howland, Pat Wood, Shirley Peck, Marley Harries and Norine Ford.
Kina (New Plymouth): Lost Image by Rebecca Scott. Until May 2.
The Gables (Brooklands Park, New Plymouth): Autumn Season, a vibrant selection of artworks in all types of media. Until May 6. Open from 1pm to 4pm weekends and public holidays. Eftpos available.
PTO Gallery (Bridge Street, Eltham): Mirrorscript: Work recent and previous to the conversation by Roger Morris. Until April 29.
Te Henui Vicarage Gallery (288 Courtenay St, New Plymouth): Open Saturdays and Sundays, 1pm to 4pm. New Plymouth Potters' Club members display their works. View the historic residence of the first vicar of the parish of St Mary's and Holy Trinity churches. Built in 1843, it is one of the oldest buildings in New Zealand.
Ringcraft Moana Studio (109 Surrey Hill Rd, Oakura): View the largest collection of natural abalone pearls daily from Monday through to Friday from 10am to 4pm.
Stumble Inn Cafe (New Plymouth): Exhibition by Saturday Art Group.
The libraries at Waitara, Inglewood, Eltham, Opunake and Stratford's Percy Thompson Gallery. Digital screens with a display of a selection of images from the Swainson/Woods'collection. Ongoing.
http://deborahfrenchartist.blogspot.com/ works by Deborah French.
www.caznovak.co.nz works by Caz Novak.
www.taranakiart.co.nz Five from the Outer Edge.
www.dalecopeland.co.nz Dale Copeland artwork.
www.virtual.tart.co.nz 14th International Collage Exhibition/Exchange.
outofsight.co.nz/Pairs permanent home for The Couple of Artistic Pairs exhibition. www.outofsight.co.nz see previous exchanges and to get details for taking part this time in the 14th International Exhibition/Exchange.
www.postcardfrompuniho.blogspot.com paintings by Paul Hutchinson.
http://www.vanthof.co.nz Taranaki landscape and flower paintings by Rae van't Hof.
http://www.nakibox.co.nz portal for Taranaki stories.
www.taranakivista.co.nz live landscape photography from web cam of Mt Taranaki.
www.taranakiarts.co.nz view and purchase work by Real Tart Gallery artists.