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.

Power to the People
Wednesday 1 June - Sunday 12 June
Up on the Keith Street hill sits the Electric Power Generation Station, a heritage-registered building filled with historic diesel engines, generators, power distribution, switch gear and much more. Power to the People,...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
A Beautiful Destruction
Wednesday 1 June - Sunday 26 June
Two artists influenced this exhibition of new work by Fran Dibble – W. M. Turner (1775-1851), who emphasised human vulnerability when confronted with the power of nature, and Adrian Villar Rojas (1980-) who selects ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Rebecca Wallis - Selected Works From the Scratchings Series
Wednesday 1 June - Thursday 30 June
This month Zimmerman Art Gallery is featuring selected paintings from Rebecca Wallis’ new "Scratchings" series. Among the works featured is "armswipe", a touring finalist in the recent Wallace Art Awards. Artist’s...
Venue:
Zimmerman Art Gallery, Palmerston North
Te Awa - The River, Heart of the Manawatū
Wednesday 1 June - Thursday 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
Frida Kahlo - Her Photos
Wednesday 1 June - Sunday 24 July
In 2016, images from Frida Kahlo’s personal and historic collection of photographs will be exhibited in New Zealand for the first time. Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History in Palmerston North, is the exclusive...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Fun and Fury
Wednesday 1 June - Sunday 7 August
Fun and Fury aptly describes the work of Ewan McDougall. This neo-expressionist painter uses thick impasto and vivid colour to convey the wild abandon of his life in the 1960s-70s. From unbridled revelry and addiction ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Te Rangi Whenua
Wednesday 1 June - Saturday 31 December 2016
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 1 June - 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
He Pou Aroha Community Cenotaph - Discover Your Connection
Thursday 2 June - Tuesday 30 August
Online Cenotaph Online Cenotaph is a comprehensive online hub for stories of New Zealand service personnel, developed by Auckland Museum; Containing the records of approximately 140,000 men and women who served for ...
Venue:
Feilding Public Library, Feilding
Embroiderers' Guild
Sunday 5 June - 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
Woodworkers' Guild
Sunday 12 June - Sunday 11 December
The craftsmen of the Manawatu Woodworkers' Guild are masters of chisel and lathe. Come and see them transform chunks of wood into works of art.
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Frida's Album - A Puppet Show for All Ages
Sunday 26 June - Thursday 14 July
One day, when Frida Kahlo was six years old, she saw a door in the window of her bedroom and heard a little girl's laughter. Travel into the marvelous world she discovered with "Frida's Album". Full of energy, colour, ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Guided Tours of "Frida Kahlo - Her Photos"
Thursday 30 June - Thursday 28 July
Add another dimension to your visit to "Frida Kahlo - Her Photos" by joining one of our guided tours. Te Manawa staff will talk you through the exhibition, discussing the people and places appearing in the photos and ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Manawatu Toy Collectors Fair
Sunday 7 August
Manawatu Model Toy Vehicle Collectors Fair organised by collectors for Collectors Matchbox Corgi Dinky Fun HO Trains and much much more Entry Fee: Adults $3 Children under 15 free. All Welcome
Venue:
Community Leisure Centre, Palmerston North
Quilts
Friday 17 March 2017 - Sunday 19 March 2017
Feilding Kowhai Patchwork Quilters present an exhibition of quilts and quilting related crafts in conjunction with the historical pieces already displayed in the Coach House Museum. There will be a raffle, merchant ...
Venue:
Coach House Museum, Feilding