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.

Lee-Ann Dixon - Oil Paintings On Vintage Ware
Friday 30 September
For the month of September 2016, Zimmerman Art Gallery is featuring a new series of oil paintings on vintage ware by Nelson-based artist, Lee-Ann Dixon. Birds, moths, crockery and animal skulls all feature in ...
Venue:
Zimmerman Art Gallery, Palmerston North
Decked A Collection of Skateboards
Friday 30 September - Sunday 9 October
A skateboard collection of rare decks, boards, and memorabilia from the '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s and now. A special chance to take a trip down memory lane and see some rare collections and sort after boards from the old...
Venue:
Safe As Gallery, Palmerston North
Inspired By
Friday 30 September - Sunday 16 October
An exhibition featuring works by Creative Journeys artists in response to the Te Manawa Art Collection. Inspiring, colourful and inclusive, this exhibition celebrates the work of a group of artists "inspired by" during ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Heart Standing Still Exhibition
Friday 30 September - Wednesday 19 October
A selection of works by Palmerston North landscape and fine art photographer Rachael Smith. Rachael was born and raised in Te Puke in the Bay of Plenty. She has lived in various parts of New Zealand as well as 5 years...
Venue:
Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts, Palmerston North
Reflections
Friday 30 September - Monday 24 October
'Reflections' is the final national exhibition of the New Zealand Porcelain Artists Association, which for the past 28 years has represented the interests of its members and supported the art of porcelain painting. ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
The Human Expression
Friday 30 September - Sunday 30 October
An exhibition by Dannevirke-based artist John Lawrence exploring facial physiognomy and the human need to alter, decorate and transform one's appearance. Influenced by Picasso and other artists’ portraiture and ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Visible: 60 Women At 60
Friday 30 September - Sunday 6 November
Who says women become invisible at 60? Wellington photographer and author Jenny O’Connor’s powerful portraits of 60 women in their 60th year, allow a glimpse into the personal experience of being a woman in her '60s ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Pioneer Farms - A&P Show Days Exhibition
Friday 30 September - Sunday 27 November
Photographs, Trophies and Memorabilia from Feilding I A&P Show, Manawatu & West Coast A&P Show and other shows from the Manawatu District. Do you have memories of putting on your best clothes and going to the Show? A ...
Venue:
Coach House Museum, Feilding
Nova
Friday 30 September - Sunday 27 November
From the every day to the extraordinary, the collections at Te Manawa are full of treasures that reflect past and present life in the Manawatū. Here we showcase the stories and people behind selected art, taonga and ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Kids TM
Friday 30 September - Saturday 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 as ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Te Rangi Whenua
Friday 30 September - Saturday 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
Dinosaur Encounter
Friday 30 September - Sunday 26 February 2017
Dinosaur Encounter, proudly supported by City Partner Fly Palmy, brings your favourite prehistoric beasts out of time and puts them in a modern New Zealand urban environment. The gallery will be transformed into a ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Te Awa - The River, Heart of Manawatū
Friday 30 September - Tuesday 31 January 2017
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
Friday 30 September - Wednesday 1 March 2017
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
Chinese Arts and Artefacts Exhibition
Saturday 1 October
Chinese arts and artefacts from the community.
Venue:
Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North
Celebration of Quilts
Saturday 1 October - Sunday 2 October
A display of Art Quilts, bed quilts and wall hangings completed during the last two years by members of Rose City Quilters Guild. Over one hundred beautiful quilts of various colours and styles. Some are totally ...
Venue:
Palmerston North Girls High School, Palmerston North
Meet Te Manawa's Hypsilophodon
Saturday 1 October - Sunday 26 February 2017
Puppeteer Anna Bailey returns to Te Manawa with her pet Hypsilophodon to roam Te Manawa during the Dinosaur Encounter exhibition. Come and meet her pet dinosaur, learn about their habitat, their characteristics, and ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Paige Williams - Surreal Animal Paintings
Saturday 1 October - Monday 31 October
For the month of October 2016, Zimmerman Art Gallery is exhibiting a series of paintings by 19-year-old Auckland artist, Paige Williams. A surreal animal painter, Paige is fascinated by “the weird and ...
Venue:
Zimmerman Art Gallery, Palmerston North
Embroiderers' Guild
Sunday 2 October - Sunday 4 December
Join the skilled needles of the Embroiderers' Guild to pick up a few tips, join in on creative projects, or just for a chat!
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Shades of Blue Exhibition
Monday 3 October - Saturday 15 October
Ann Boniface, an award-winning professional weaver with over 40 years experience, is the guest exhibitor at the Manawatu Spinners and Weavers annual exhibition. She works mainly in wool, silk and cotton and is showing ...
Venue:
Feilding & District Art Centre, Feilding