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.

Brick Flicks
Thursday 26 April - 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
New Beginnings - Celebrating a Move to New Premises
Thursday 26 April - Monday 30 April
This month we’re celebrating new beginnings at Zimmerman Art Gallery – over the Easter break, we moved to new premises at 329 Main Street, Palmerston North (directly opposite Te Manawa ART). We bought the former ...
Venue:
Zimmerman Art Gallery, Palmerston North
Doors - Hyper Objects of The Chthulucene
Thursday 26 April - 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
The Great Bandanna Challenge
Thursday 26 April - Monday 4 June
This nationwide sewing competition has everyone from professional quiltmakers to school children pulling out their sewing machines and getting creative. This exhibition presents fabric works that incorporate material...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Whenua Hou
Thursday 26 April - Sunday 10 June
Experience current uku (clay) practice; featuring the diverse work of 8 Māori artists who explore a range of responses to the physical and conceptual properties of this very tactile artform. “Whenua Hou: New ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Excellence 2018
Thursday 26 April - Monday 11 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
Te Rangi Whenua
Thursday 26 April - 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
Kids TM
Thursday 26 April - 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
Thursday 26 April - 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
Manawatū Journeys
Thursday 26 April - 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
Eric Brew: I Am of This
Thursday 26 April - 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
Thursday 26 April - 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
Journeys To Here
Friday 27 April - Saturday 28 April
Seven working artists from Northern Manawatu offer a one day show. Artists include Eric Brew, Ben Sablerolle, karen Seccombe, Mark Tisdall, Carly Thomas, Lorraine Taylor and Stewart Fulljames. Work for sale will ...
Venue:
Kimbolton Hall, Kimbolton, Feilding and District
Journeys to Here Opening
Friday 27 April
Journeys To Here offers works from seven working artists who live between the mountains and the plains of northern Manawatu. What brought them to this place varies, but they are all now part of a robust rural community....
Venue:
Kimbolton Hall, Kimbolton, Feilding and District
New Zealand Rural Sculpture Awards
Friday 27 April - Saturday 28 April
The New Zealand Rural Sculpture Awards will be judged on Friday 27 April2018 between 2pm and 5pm. Entries close April 26 2018 at 5pm. See http://www.ruralart.nz to enter. Sculptures must be delivered between ...
Venue:
Kimbolton Domain, Kimbolton, Feilding and District
Tui Brewery - Tunes Under the Tower and Mangatainoka Motors
Sunday 29 April - 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
Inheritance - The Continuation of The Journey Home
Saturday 5 May - Tuesday 5 June
The opening of the exhibition will be held on the 5th May at 5:30pm on the Ground Floor of Square Edge Arts Centre (47 The Square, Palmerston North). All are welcome to join us in celebration of her stunning new ...
Venue:
Square Edge, Palmerston North
Ruahine Arms Fair 2018
Saturday 26 May
The 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 2018, after a most successful event ...
Venue:
Conference & Function Centre, 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
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