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.

Auction of Sarah Platt's New Love Manawatu Collection
Wednesday 13 December
Come to the unveiling of local artist Sarah Platt's new collection 'Love Manawatu'. The collection is made of five pieces: Love Palmy, Love Feilding, Love Shannon, Woodville & Pahiatua. The five originals will be ...
Venue:
LOCAL - Licensed Cafe & Eatery, Palmerston North
Santa's Cave
Wednesday 13 December - Sunday 7 January 2018
This year sees Santa's Cave open for the 99th time, to continue its tradition of enthralling generations of Manawatū locals every Christmas. For some, it is a magical trip down memory lane. Others find its ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Te Rangi Whenua
Wednesday 13 December - 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
Wednesday 13 December - 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
Wednesday 13 December - 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
Wednesday 13 December - 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
All Things Small and Wonderful - Group Show
Wednesday 13 December - Wednesday 31 January 2018
A few months ago, Zimmerman Art Gallery asked each of its artists to consider creating work for a “small things” summer exhibition (December 2017/January 2018). The question “how small is small?” was left to ...
Venue:
Zimmerman Art Gallery, Palmerston North
Matatau
Wednesday 13 December - Sunday 18 February 2018
Be first in to see a range of works by graduating students of Toioho ki Āpiti - Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts, Massey University. Themes around mana tangata (the power, or authority, of the people) are explored with a ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
6148 Cups of Coffee
Wednesday 13 December - Sunday 4 March 2018
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
Wednesday 13 December - Friday 9 March 2018
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
Brick Flicks
Wednesday 13 December - Monday 30 April 2018
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 Manawa ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
SuperNova
Wednesday 13 December - Sunday 25 March 2018
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
Doors - Hyper Objects of The Chthulucene
Wednesday 13 December - Sunday 3 June 2018
“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
Tui Truck Stop Show and Shine
Saturday 24 March 2018
Venue:
Tui Brewery, Mangatainoka, Tararua
The Kimbolton Sculpture Festival
Friday 27 April 2018 - Saturday 28 April 2018
Plan your 2018 autumn holidays round this date! The Kimbolton Sculpture Festival is a 12 hour day that's not to be missed. The NZ Rural Sculpture Awards offer serious prize money to both established sculptors and ...
Venue:
Kimbolton Domain, Kimbolton, Feilding and District