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.

Palmy Rocks: We Are One - Photo Exhibition
Saturday 19 August - Sunday 27 August
Can you believe it? The Palmy Rocks group has been painting rocks and hiding them around Palmerston North for an entire year! To celebrate we have put together a series of photos – nearly 18,000 of them - for a ...
Venue:
Us. Studio, Palmerston North
Paige Williams - New Paintings
Saturday 19 August - Thursday 31 August
For the month of August, Zimmerman Art Gallery presents 10 new paintings, by 20-year-old artist Paige Williams. Williams is fascinated by “the weird and interesting”. Working from a home studio in Auckland, ...
Venue:
Zimmerman Art Gallery, Palmerston North
Moments of Transcendent Beauty – Paintings by Paul Lyons
Saturday 19 August - Wednesday 6 September
As Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts celebrates its 20th Anniversary (Founded 1997 and opened 2nd August of that year) it continues to promote the art work of local and regional artists. Moments of Transcendent Beauty – ...
Venue:
Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts, Palmerston North
Ngā Kete Toi
Saturday 19 August - Sunday 24 September
This exhibition showcases the work of students, graduates and tutors of the Bachelor of Māori Arts degree in weaving at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, in Palmerston North. Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is unique in that we are ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
The Exquisite Wound
Saturday 19 August - Sunday 8 October
The Exquisite Wound is an interdisciplinary installation by visual artist Rebecca Swan in collaboration with composer Charlie Ha, engineer Peter Swan, light artist Peter Stoneham, and scientist David Shillington. The ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
The Topp Twins Exhibition
Saturday 19 August - 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
Golden Dreams
Saturday 19 August - 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
Saturday 19 August - 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 Rangi Whenua
Saturday 19 August - 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
Te Awa - The River - Heart of Manawatū
Saturday 19 August - 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
SuperNova
Saturday 19 August - 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
Manawatū Journeys
Saturday 19 August - 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
Saturday 19 August - 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
Great Green Art Auction
Friday 1 September
Art works (including paintings, drawings, photography, graphic design and glass work) from national and local artists are now available for this inaugural auction. This is a wonderful collection from around Aotearoa/NZ ...
Venue:
Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts, Palmerston North
Multiple Sclerosis Art Exhibition - Messages
Friday 1 September
MS Central Districts Art Group are into their 10th year and the theme for our exhibition this year is "Messages". Artist conveys a message through their works. This could be what makes the viewer feel or more ...
Venue:
Square Edge, Palmerston North
Palmerston North Brick Show - LEGO Display
Saturday 16 September - Sunday 17 September
Over 7000 people visited last years show, and this year will be even bigger! We will have over 40 exhibitors from all-around New Zealand showing a variety of LEGO displays. There will even be a huge pile of LEGO ...
Venue:
Barber Hall, Palmerston North
Art Trail Manawatu 2017
Saturday 30 September - Sunday 1 October
Brought to you by Square Edge Community Arts, the Art Trail Manawatu is your opportunity to tiki tour Palmerston North city and beyond, to be inspired and intrigued by our local creatives and their studio spaces. Give ...
Venue:
Square Edge, Palmerston North