Exhibitions

Discover the wealth of artistic talent that Palmerston North City and Manawatu has on offer through an evolving showcase of exhibitions. Nationally recognised exhibits and historical showcases debut, alongside and evolving array of stunning sculptures, fascinating photographs and inspiring art works.

Iris: Photography Exhibition
Wednesday 18 October
In its efforts to showcase the best artworks by regional artists in all media, Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts is proud to present Iris: Photography Exhibition, a display and sale of the award-winning photographs from the 2017 ...
Venue:
Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts, Palmerston North
Vintage Harley Davidson Display
Wednesday 18 October - Friday 20 October
We currently have a display of restored vintage Harley Davidson motorbikes. Display runs until the end of October.
Venue:
Coach House Museum, Feilding, Feilding and District
The Topp Twins Exhibition
Wednesday 18 October - Sunday 29 October
Synonymous with a small town, rural New Zealand and that Kiwi “can-do-attitude”, Lynda and Jools Topp are among New Zealand’s best-known entertainers. They’ve been cultural touchstones for more than 40 years, ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Katherine Claypole - From Her Perspective
Wednesday 18 October - Tuesday 31 October
Featuring 11 new works by Whanganui-based artist, Katherine Claypole. The exhibition title, "From her perspective", draws inspiration from Margaret Atwood's novel, The Handmaid's Tale: "What I need is ...
Venue:
Zimmerman Art Gallery, Palmerston North
Golden Dreams
Wednesday 18 October - Sunday 5 November
Celebrating 40 years since the Manawatū Art Gallery opened on 3 July 1977, Golden Dreams provides a glimpse into landscape art collected by Te Manawa Museums Trust and Te Manawa Art Society and offers you the ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Painter
Wednesday 18 October - Sunday 19 November
“Forever renegotiating his position, direction and even the very fact of his existence, Euan Macleod is himself the central figure in the vast majority of his paintings—marching, striding, studying the ground in ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Te Awa – The River – Heart of Manawatū
Wednesday 18 October - Monday 15 January 2018
Te Awa - The River, Heart of the Manawatū explores our river from different angles: meet our local wildlife, learn about the river's history, explore how we use water and discover how our region was formed. Come and ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Te Rangi Whenua
Wednesday 18 October - Monday 15 January 2018
Open daily, Te Taiwhanga o Te Rangi Whenua (Te Rangi Whenua Gallery) shares the stories of iwi groups in the Manawatū, Rangitīkei and Horowhenua regions. The unique gallery walls feature interwoven panels, decorated...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Manawatū Journeys
Wednesday 18 October - Monday 15 January 2018
Open Daily, a journey through our shared history - the stories and of the pioneers who shaped the land as we know it today. The Manawatū has always been a place that people have journeyed through, some stay for a long ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Kids TM
Wednesday 18 October - Monday 15 January 2018
Open daily, Kids TM is a vibrant, interactive, playful space at Te Manawa for children up to the age of eight and their caregivers. One of our long-term exhibitions, it gives children the chance to learn through play as ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
SuperNova
Wednesday 18 October - Sunday 25 March 2018
SuperNova follows Nova by showcasing new stories and people behind selected art and objects acquired by Te Manawa between 2011 and 2016; this time the themes explored are ‘Te Awa/the river’, ‘Palmy at Play’ and ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Antarctica Exhibition
Saturday 21 October - Saturday 11 November
A selection of images by award-winning photographer that illustrate a magical and fragile wilderness of landscapes and wildlife, both faced with the very real threats of climate change. Join Sue Weterings aboard the ...
Venue:
Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts, Palmerston North
Floor Talk - Matatau
Saturday 4 November
Discuss the works displayed in the Matatau exhibition with the BMVA graduates who made them.
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Matatau
Saturday 4 November - Sunday 18 February 2018
Be first in to see a range of works by graduating students of Toioho ki Āpiti - Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts, Massey University. Themes around mana tangata (the power, or authority, of the people) are explored with a ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
6148 Cups of Coffee
Friday 24 November - Sunday 4 March 2018
This exhibition will showcase portfolio projects from students in their final year of study from UCOL’s Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging (BAVI). Each student’s project is self-directed and will be an accumulation ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Tui Truck Stop Show and Shine
Saturday 24 March 2018
Venue:
Tui Brewery, Mangatainoka, Tararua