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: Top Art from Manawatu
Saturday 28 March - Sunday 29 March
Secondary School art folios that gained an "Excellence" mark in last year's external examinations.
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Prophets, Portents and Protectors - Brett Rangitaawa
Saturday 28 March - Tuesday 31 March
In 2014, Zimmerman Art Gallery introduced the metal sculptures of Wellington artist, Brett Rangitaawa. Since that time, Rangitaawa has developed a new body of bronze and aluminium works, which are being exhibited at ...
Venue:
Zimmerman Art Gallery, Palmerston North
Rangitahua: Volcanoes in the Sea
Saturday 28 March - Monday 8 June
The Kermadec Islands are a noted conservation site and have been protected by the New Zealand government since 1937. A marine reserve was established in 1990. The islands are volcanic islands situated along the Kermadec ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Kermadec: Lines in the Ocean
Saturday 28 March - Sunday 21 June
Nine artists in the South Pacific In May 2011 nine artists were invited to voyage upon the HMNZS Otago from Devonport Naval Base in Auckland, northward through the Kermadec region, towards the Kingdom of Tonga. The ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Kids TM
Saturday 28 March - Wednesday 1 July
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 Kids the chance to learn through play as ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Te Awa - The River, Heart of the Manawatū
Saturday 28 March - Wednesday 1 July
Te Awa - The River, Heart of the Manawatū explores our river from a variety of 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
Saturday 28 March - Wednesday 1 July
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
Saturday 28 March - Wednesday 1 July
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
Pasifika - Treasures in the Manawatu
Saturday 28 March - Saturday 1 August
Open Daily in the Gallery. Explore what it is to be Pasifika and living in the Manawatū through stories and objects, from both the community and Te Manawa collections. Featuring audio visual profiles and interviews, ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Art Exhibition by Sam Te Tau
Tuesday 31 March
Unique and inspirational paintings and prints exploring indigenous and spiritual themes relative to contemporary issues and their impact on diverse cultural identity. Note; May not be open on the weekend phone ...
Venue:
Vault Gallery, Palmerston North
Vintage Car Club Commercial Rally
Friday 3 April - Monday 6 April
Vintage Car Club of NZ. National Commercial Vehicle Rally (5th) based at the Coach House Museum, Feilding. The Rally is taking place on Saturday the 4th to Woodville. There is a display at The Coach House Museum on ...
Venue:
Coach House Museum, Feilding
Dinosaur Footprints: A Story of Discovery
Saturday 4 April - Sunday 21 June
See first-hand the footprints of the giants that walked our land! 'Dinosaur Footprints: a Story of Discovery' features three footprints discovered in Late Cretaceous coastal sandstone rocks in northwest Nelson. They are ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Model Aeroplane Flying Display
Sunday 12 April
Model Aeroplane flying display and static display. Based at Colyton!
Venue:
Spur Road West, Colyton, Feilding and District
Raurimu Rover
Sunday 12 April
Feilding Steam Rail presents the Raurimu Rover. Departs Feilding at 8AM Returns to Feilding at 6pm An optional Buffet lunch is available for $32. Provided by Powder Horn Restaurant in Ohakune on Return Journey at...
Venue:
Feilding Steam Rail Depot, Feilding
Rose City Porcelain Doll Club “Masquerade” Doll & Bear Show
Saturday 18 April - Sunday 19 April
27th annual Doll and Bear Show and Competition. Proceeds to “Make a Wish” Foundation Adults $5.00 Children 5 – 13 and Seniors $3.00 Children under 5 free
Venue:
Palmerston North Leisure Centre, Palmerston North
Sunlight: Ihi Kōmaru
Saturday 18 April - Sunday 6 September
The Sun as you’ve never experienced it before... Discover the secrets of the Sun in a fun new interactive show for all ages, that tells the story of light and how it has shaped the world around us for millions of ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Feilding & District Art Society Art Awards
Monday 20 April - Friday 8 May
An exhibition of oils and acrylics, pastels, watercolours and other painting and drawing mediums; with interpretations of the theme "Fields of Remembrance" and "Open". Everyone is welcome to view this fine art!
Venue:
Feilding & District Art Centre, Feilding
Memoirs and Memories
Friday 24 April - Monday 11 May
Community Arts invites you to take part in its Anzac reflections of life at home during 1914 to 1918.
Venue:
Square Edge, Palmerston North
Farewell Zealandia: Forgotten Kiwi Songs of WW1
Saturday 25 April - Sunday 31 May
The forgotten Kiwi songs of World War One tell the story of what it meant to be a New Zealander living through the turmoil and tragedy at the time. Commemorating campaigns and battles as well as life on the home ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
ANZAC - Pohangina Remembers
Saturday 25 April - Sunday 31 May
ANZAC – Pohangina Remembers is a collaborative, community based exhibition that focuses on remembering our ANZACs. The exhibition will feature work from local Awahou School students, local artists and WW1 memorabilia ...
Venue:
Country Fayre, Pohangina