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.

International Photo Contest
Friday 30 June
The Fondation Alliance Française has launched its yearly international photography contest! Send your creations to the Alliance Française Palmerston North, from the 28 March 2017 to the 30th June 2017! The theme this ...
Venue:
Square Edge, Palmerston North
Rebecca Wallis - The Otherness of Ourselves
Friday 30 June
This month Zimmerman Art Gallery presents The Otherness of Ourselves: paintings by Rebecca Wallis. This is the artist’s third solo exhibition at Zimmerman. The Otherness of Ourselves: exhibition commentary ...
Venue:
Zimmerman Art Gallery, Palmerston North
Black Boot Legends Gallery
Friday 30 June - Friday 7 July
An outstanding collection of more than 150 pre-1995 All Black-related photographs will be on public display in an indoor/outdoor Gallery at Te Manawa, Palmerston North, in June to celebrate the Lions’ Tour. The ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
The Spaces Between: New Paintings by Anne Morris
Friday 30 June - Wednesday 12 July
Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts is pleased to host Palmerston North painter, poet and philosopher Anne Morris’s third solo exhibition at the gallery - her fifth career solo exhibition. The Spaces Between: New Paintings by Anne...
Venue:
Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts, Palmerston North
Art Exhibition
Friday 30 June - Tuesday 18 July
June 2017 marks the first day of Scleroderma Awareness Month. Throughout the months of June/July, the Scleroderma Community will come together to raise awareness of the disease and funds for research. We are ...
Venue:
Square Edge, Palmerston North
Ngā Kete Toi
Friday 30 June - 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 Topp Twins Exhibition
Friday 30 June - 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
Te Rangi Whenua
Friday 30 June - 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
Friday 30 June - 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
Friday 30 June - 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
Te Awa - The River - Heart of Manawatū
Friday 30 June - 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
The Exquisite Wound
Friday 30 June - 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
Bastion Point: The Untold Story
Saturday 1 July
29 years ago, on 1 July 1988, the government announced that it had agreed to the Waitangi Tribunal’s recommendation that Takaparawhā (Bastion Point) on the southern shore of Auckland’s Waitematā Harbour be returned...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Elspeth Shannon - Bloom
Saturday 1 July - Monday 31 July
For the month of July, Zimmerman Art Gallery presents "Bloom" - new paintings by Elspeth Shannon. The works in this exhibition spring from the artist’s continued exploration of the process of painting, in which ...
Venue:
Zimmerman Art Gallery, Palmerston North
Manawatu Art Expo
Friday 14 July - Sunday 16 July
Art for sale from artists coming together to exhibit from the Manawatu District and other areas in New Zealand.
Venue:
Conference & Function Centre, Palmerston North
Golden Dreams
Friday 14 July - 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
Manawatu Toy Collectors Fair
Sunday 6 August
Manawatu Model Toy Vehicle Collectors Fair organised by collectors for Collectors. Matchbox Corgi Dinky Fun HO Trains and much, much more. Children under 15 free. All welcome.
Venue:
Community Leisure Centre, Palmerston North
Kiwiana Quiz Night
Saturday 12 August
Can you form a team to take on the Te Manawa Quizmaster? The Manawatū Journeys gallery with its caravan, Foursquare, tractor and pub is the perfect backdrop for a fun night out with friends. Refreshments provided. ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North