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.

Black River: A Collaboration in Print and Poetry
Thursday 21 August - Sunday 11 January 2015
Inspired by Ralph Hotere’s collaboration with poets, in particular Bill Manhire, and Michael Parekowhai’s reference to the river in his piano He Korero Pūrākau mō Te Awanui o Te Motu: story of a New Zealand river,...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Shigeyuki Kihara: Undressing the Pacific
Thursday 21 August - Sunday 9 November
A native of Samoa, Shigeyuki Kihara is an interdisciplinary artist whose work engages in a variety of social, political and cultural issues. Often referencing and unearthing Pacific history, her work explores the varying...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Evento
Thursday 21 August - Friday 29 August
Wearable Art exhibits from Evento. Phone 323 2323 for more information.
Venue:
Feilding & District Art Centre, Feilding
Lucid
Thursday 21 August - Friday 29 August
Annual exhibition of works by students of Palmerston North Girls High School.
Venue:
Square Edge, Palmerston North
Bruce Luxford - Floral Series
Thursday 21 August - Sunday 31 August
August is officially the last month of winter, with each successive day just a little bit longer, and the promise of spring just around the corner. In anticipation of the coming season, this month Zimmerman Art Gallery ...
Venue:
Zimmerman Art Gallery, Palmerston North
Liz Grant: From Gondwanaland to Gonewonderland
Thursday 21 August - Sunday 5 October
From Gondwanaland to Gonewonderland is an exhibition of contrasts and illusions. Artist Liz Grant created a unique collection of bronze sculptures, combining the science of entomology with Māori culture. She describes ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Mirror Magic
Thursday 21 August - Sunday 12 October
Prepare to be dazzled as Mirror magic takes you beyond the looking glass and into the crazy back-to-front, upside down world of reflections and light. The incredible properties of mirrors inspire people from all walks ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Whare Taonga: House of Treasures
Thursday 21 August - Monday 27 October
Whare Taonga: Alexis Neal and Rona Osborne A collaborative installation, Whare Taonga is a living breathing space where ideas of Whakapapa, Tikanga Maori and the sense of place the Wharenui structure forms. The ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Pasifika
Thursday 21 August - Sunday 25 January 2015
Pasifika - Treasures in the Manawatu Explore what it is to be Pasifika and living in the Manawatu - treasures from the community and Te Manawa collections.
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
The Uke Fest Art Quest
Saturday 30 August - Sunday 7 September
The Palmy Ukulele Festival, presented by Jennifer Moss Music, announces an exhibition of multi-artist ukulele-inspired art. All around the Manawatu, artists brought together by visionary artist Pania Molloy, are busy ...
Venue:
Square Edge, Palmerston North
Rose City Quilters Celebration of Quilts Exhibition
Saturday 13 September - Sunday 14 September
This is the biannual exhibition of work by Rose City Quilters members. Come and be inspired, do a little shopping, see quilters in action, have a bite of lunch and have a go at our craft. 200+ Members Quilts on ...
Venue:
College Street Normal School, Palmerston North
A Celebration of Quilts
Saturday 13 September - Sunday 14 September
Come down and check out some amazing quilts. "A Celebration of Quilts" presented by Rose City Quilters, There will be 200+ quilts on display some of which will be for sale, made by the Rose City Quilters members ...
Venue:
College Street Normal School, Palmerston North