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.

Colin Hoare and Sons: A Family Affair
Saturday 24 February - Wednesday 28 February
Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts is honoured to host an exhibition of recent works by distinguished award-winning Palmerston North artist Colin Hoare who will share exhibition space with his two talented twin sons, Alex and James...
Venue:
Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts, Palmerston North
Paper Toys of Yesteryear Display
Saturday 24 February - Wednesday 28 February
A holiday exhibition showcasing toys of the past made from paper.
Venue:
Coach House Museum, Feilding, Feilding and District
Andrew Moon - Selected New Paintings
Saturday 24 February - Wednesday 28 February
From 1 to 28 February 2018, Zimmerman Art Gallery is featuring selected new paintings by Andrew Moon. Artist commentary: “Many of my concept pieces feature my immediate family. Originally this was for reasons of ...
Venue:
Zimmerman Art Gallery, Palmerston North
6148 Cups of Coffee
Saturday 24 February - Sunday 4 March
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
Summer Haze
Saturday 24 February - Friday 9 March
Summer Haze features 24 works from the collection that evoke summer heat, summer fun and summer adventures. Alongside these are some larger works whose themes are all drawn together by a single piece.
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
SuperNova
Saturday 24 February - Sunday 25 March
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
Brick Flicks
Saturday 24 February - Monday 30 April
Brick Flicks brings together photography and hands-on creativity using LEGO, the world's most popular toy. Photographer Warren Elsmore has recreated iconic movie scenes using LEGO bricks and minifigs; to this Te ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Te Rangi Whenua
Saturday 24 February - Saturday 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
Saturday 24 February - Saturday 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
Saturday 24 February - Saturday 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...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Te Awa – The River – Heart of Manawatū
Saturday 24 February - Saturday 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
Doors - Hyper Objects of The Chthulucene
Saturday 24 February - Sunday 3 June
“James Robinson shows us a world that is tangled up with stuff that is both human and non-human, organic and inorganic. His encrusted, collaged doors open into a place where thoughts collide with rubbish, and the ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Commodities: Paintings By Roger Staples
Friday 2 March - Wednesday 28 March
Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts hosts an exhibition of recent work by Feilding-born, Auckland-based artist Roger Staples. Staples will be exhibiting about twenty to twenty-five of his unique oil on canvas still life paintings. ...
Venue:
Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts, Palmerston North
Art Exhibition
Tuesday 6 March - Sunday 18 March
A great exhibition for local artists to showcase their talent and a chance to purchase some spectacular pieces of art. Come along and meet this years Artist in Residence and enjoy the company of like minded people. For ...
Venue:
Woodville Racecourse, Woodville, Tararua
Haser By Haser
Friday 9 March - Sunday 25 March
Kairau 'Haser' Bradley is a New Zealand born local artist from West Auckland. He has been practising graffiti for almost 2 decades now and he believes he is still no where near his prime. Haser is one of a handful of ...
Venue:
Safe As Gallery, Palmerston North
Tui Brewery Truck Stop Show and Shine
Saturday 24 March
For a day of looking at well tuned beauties, and we don’t just mean thE Tui Brewery Girls. Muster at the below for the convoy: - Woodville Railway Station for 10am departure - Pahiatua Post Office Hotel for ...
Venue:
Tui Brewery, Mangatainoka, Tararua
Tui Brewery - Tunes under the Tower and Mangatainoka Motors
Sunday 25 March - Sunday 25 November 2018
Tunes under the Tower brings to you... Mangatainoka Motors. Last Sunday of the month get over to the Tui Brewery to see some of the finest cars around! Live music - prizes - lunch - brewery tours $25pp. $10 ...
Venue:
Tui Brewery, Mangatainoka, Tararua
The Kimbolton Sculpture Festival
Friday 27 April - Saturday 28 April
Plan your 2018 autumn holidays round this date! The first Kimbolton Sculpture Festival is not to be missed! The NZ Rural Sculpture Awards will offer serious prize money to established sculptors and anyone who wants ...
Venue:
Kimbolton Domain, Kimbolton, Feilding and District
2018 Dollhouses & Miniature Show & Sale
Saturday 20 October 2018 - Monday 22 October 2018
Members of Miniature Clubs all over New Zealand bring their work together every 2 years and show it off. Doll Houses, Miniature items, Room Boxes. The fascination of miniatures lies in viewing life made small. Most ...
Venue:
Awapuni Racing Centre , Palmerston North