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.

Excellence 2018
Friday 22 June - Saturday 30 June
An exhibition showcasing the highest achieving secondary school students in the Manawatū region in the 2017 NCEA level three Visual Arts external examination.
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Introducing Abstract Painter Talulah Belle Lautrec-Nunes
Friday 22 June - Saturday 30 June
This month Zimmerman Art Gallery is exhibiting a selection of abstract paintings by Talulah Belle Lautrec-Nunes. Lautrec-Nunes’ paintings are loaded with colour and movement, a symphony of gestural brushstrokes, ...
Venue:
Zimmerman Art Gallery, Palmerston North
Eric Brew: I Am of This
Friday 22 June - Sunday 1 July
An exhibition surveying forty years of local artist Eric Brew's work. His murals will be familiar to anyone who's passed through the Feilding town centre, but to those the exhibition adds his still lifes, his landscapes ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
SuperNova
Friday 22 June - Sunday 1 July
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
Land & Water: Paintings by Timon Maxey
Friday 22 June - Wednesday 11 July
Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts takes great pleasure in showcasing the talents of Whanganui-based artist Timon Maxey. According to the artist, “the title Land & Water pretty much encapsulates the subject matter of my artworks....
Venue:
Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts, Palmerston North
Te Awa – The River – Heart of Manawatū
Friday 22 June - Monday 31 December
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
Friday 22 June - Monday 31 December
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 22 June - Monday 31 December
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 22 June - Monday 31 December
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
Tui Brewery - Tunes Under the Tower and Mangatainoka Motors
Sunday 24 June - Sunday 25 November
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
Matariki Night Market
Saturday 30 June
Snails Artist Run Space in partnership with Pineapple Studio are Celebrating the Seven Sisters, Matariki and Puanga with a local celebration in the form of a Matariki Night Market hosted in the beautiful venue snails....
Venue:
Snails: Artist Run Space, Palmerston North
Puppet Portraits
Saturday 30 June - Sunday 1 July
Have your portrait painted by Enid, a small marionette with big dreams of being an artist. Enid and puppeteer Anna Bailey will be roaming the museum and sitting portrait sessions for an hour at a time at 11am, 1pm ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
The Secrets of Mona Lisa
Sunday 1 July - Sunday 14 October
Even for those who have been lucky enough to admire the Mona Lisa herself in Paris, "The Secrets of Mona Lisa" paints her in a new and revolutionary light. Grande Exhibitions’ latest offering presents the findings ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
The Soul of French Buildings - Emilie Geant
Wednesday 11 July
​Join in at the opening night of the art exhibition "The Soul of French Buildings" by Émilie Géant! Don't miss this great opportunity to discover the drawings of a very talented French artist, and enjoy a glass of ...
Venue:
Square Edge, Palmerston North
Manawatu Art Expo
Friday 13 July - Sunday 15 July
Feilding and District Art Society 11th Manawatu Art Expo. Cash & carry. All art for sale, guest artist Marie Grice.
Venue:
Palmerston North Conference Centre, Palmerston North
Motorcycle Show Manawatu Classic Club
Saturday 28 July - Sunday 29 July
Display of Motorcycles of all ages, origins, and catagories plus trade displays, and one make clubs. Its 4 years since the last one so dont miss this one. The Manawatu Classic Motorcycle Club will make a donation to ...
Venue:
Barber Hall, Palmerston North
Manawatu Toy Collectors Fair
Sunday 5 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
Art Trail Manawatu
Saturday 15 September - Sunday 16 September
Brought to you by Square Edge Community Arts, the Art Trail Manawatu is your opportunity to tiki tour Palmerston North city and beyond into rural Manawatu, to be inspired and intrigued by our creatives and their studio ...
Venue:
Square Edge, Palmerston North
2018 Dollhouses & Miniature Show & Sale
Saturday 20 October - Monday 22 October
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