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.

The Horses Stayed Behind
Sunday 30 April - Sunday 28 May
Ten thousand New Zealand horses departed our shores to help our soldiers in WW1. Only a handful returned. Artist Cat Auburn commemorates their service and sacrifice with a large installation featuring Victorian-style ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Kate Elder - Between Shadows
Sunday 30 April
This month Zimmerman Art Gallery is delighted to exhibit "Between Shadows", a new series of works by Kate Elder. This is the artist’s second solo exhibition at Zimmerman Art Gallery. Artist’s Statement: “My ...
Venue:
Zimmerman Art Gallery, Palmerston North
International Photo Contest
Sunday 30 April - 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
Bruce Rennie - The Generous Heart
Sunday 30 April - Sunday 28 May
For thirty-three years, Bruce Rennie devoted himself to cultivating art and drama activities at Rangitikei College in Marton. His spontaneous, energetic works reflected his teaching style and philosophy in equal measure,...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Nova - New Additions to The Collection
Sunday 30 April - Sunday 28 May
From the everyday to the extraordinary, the collections at Te Manawa are full of treasures that reflect past and present life in the Manawatū. Nova showcases the stories and people behind selected art, taonga and ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Te Awa - The River - Heart of Manawatū
Sunday 30 April - Friday 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
Kids TM
Sunday 30 April - Friday 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 as ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Te Rangi Whenua
Sunday 30 April - Friday 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
Sunday 30 April - Friday 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
Land & Sea: The Watercolour World of Alfred Memelink
Monday 1 May - Wednesday 10 May
Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts is pleased to host the first Manawatu exhibition of watercolours by Petone artist Alfred Memelink. Land & Sea: The Watercolour World of Alfred Memelink will feature 30 paintings by this New ...
Venue:
Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts, Palmerston North
He Waiata Aroha
Friday 12 May - Sunday 23 July
This installation traces the artist’s passage into motherhood. Water and darkness are amniotic metaphors for ideas around love, desire, isolation and fulfilment. A visual waiata or love song connects generations across...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
The Exquisite Wound
Friday 12 May - 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
Rose City Quilters Tote and Gloat
Saturday 13 May
Guest speaker Rachel Maws from Annie's Country Quilt store, Ashburton. There is Quilt challenges, Quilt exhibitions, show and tell, as well as Merchant mall. Quilt raffles and door prizes. Limited door ticket ...
Venue:
Arena Manawatu, Palmerston North
Manawatu Woodworker's Guild Open Day
Sunday 21 May
A fun day revolving around all things woodwork. Open to the public from 9am to 3pm - gold coin donation for entry. Come along to see a great display of woodwork, live demonstrations, interclub competitions and trade...
Venue:
Barber Hall, Palmerston North
Ruahine Arms Fair 2017
Saturday 27 May
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 2017, after our largest and most ...
Venue:
Convention Centre, Palmerston North
Manawatu Art Expo
Friday 14 July - Sunday 16 July
Calling all Artists - 10th Manawatu Art Expo. Registrations close 31 May 2017. Enquiries to Ro Clarke 06 356 8350 or email raclarke@xtra.co.nz or Lois Price 06 357 8783.
Venue:
Convention Centre, 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