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.

Dinosaur Encounter
Monday 20 February - Sunday 26 February
Dinosaur Encounter, proudly supported by City Partner Fly Palmy, brings your favourite prehistoric beasts out of time and puts them in a modern New Zealand urban environment. The gallery will be transformed into a ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Across the Ditch: Australian and New Zealand Printmakers
Monday 20 February - Tuesday 28 February
It started on a moored houseboat on the edge of the Murray River in Australia in October 2015. Two printmakers, Kathy Boyle from Napier and Glenda Orr from Brisbane were sharing accommodations during the first ...
Venue:
Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts, Palmerston North
Perspective - Possession – New Works by Naga Tsutsumi
Monday 20 February - Tuesday 28 February
This month Zimmerman is delighted to exhibit new works by Palmerston North artist, Naga Tsutsumi. The exhibited works continue two distinct series, both begun by the artist last year. The works in the first ...
Venue:
Zimmerman Art Gallery, Palmerston North
Nova - New Additions to The Collection
Monday 20 February - Sunday 12 March
From the everyday to the extraordinary, the collections at Te Manawa are full of treasures that reflect past and present life in the Manawatū. Nova showcases the stories and people behind selected art, taonga and ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Bruce Rennie - The Generous Heart
Monday 20 February - Sunday 28 May
For thirty-three years, Bruce Rennie devoted himself to cultivating art and drama activities at Rangitikei College in Marton. His spontaneous, energetic works reflected his teaching style and philosophy in equal measure,...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Te Rangi Whenua
Monday 20 February - Friday 30 June
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
Monday 20 February - Friday 30 June
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
Monday 20 February - Friday 30 June
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
Te Awa - The River - Heart of Manawatū
Monday 20 February - Friday 30 June
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
Meet Te Manawa's Hypsilophodon
Saturday 25 February - Sunday 26 February
Puppeteer Anna Bailey returns to Te Manawa with her pet Hypsilophodon to roam Te Manawa during the Dinosaur Encounter exhibition. Come and meet her pet dinosaur, learn about their habitat, their characteristics, and ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Caccia Birch House Open Day
Sunday 26 February
Historic Caccia Birch House in Hokowhitu, Palmerston North is open for viewing this Sunday afternoon. Featuring beautiful handcrafted timber panelling and watercolour artwork painted in 1880's by Lydia Lardin wife of ...
Venue:
Caccia Birch House, Palmerston North
Excellence
Friday 3 March - Sunday 16 April
"Excellence" showcases a selection of local Year 13 student art folios that have achieved NCEA with flying colours. It's an annual exhibition organised by the Manawatu Art Teachers Association (MATA) and supported by Te ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Quilts
Friday 17 March - Sunday 19 March
Feilding Kowhai Patchwork Quilters present an exhibition of quilts and quilting related crafts in conjunction with the historical pieces already displayed in the Coach House Museum. There will be a raffle and merchant...
Venue:
Coach House Museum, Feilding, Feilding and District
Ruahine Arms Fair 2017
Saturday 27 May
Ruahine branch of The NZ Antique and Historical Arms Association presents their annual public show, sponsored by Manawatu Hunting and Fishing NZ Ltd. The Arms Fair is back for 2017, after our largest and most ...
Venue:
Convention Centre, Palmerston North