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.

Tony Rumball: Feature Artist for February
Saturday 28 February
Zimmerman Art Gallery is this month showing nine new works by New Plymouth artist Tony Rumball. Rumball has been painting for more than 25 years. This depth of artistic experience is evident in the apparent ease with ...
Venue:
Zimmerman Art Gallery, Palmerston North
The Divine Remains: Photographs by David Lupton
Saturday 28 February - Wednesday 4 March
Valentine’s Day 2015 is upon us. What better way to say ‘I Love You’ than with flowers. Not with just any flowers, but flowers that last a lifetime and beyond. Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts Changing Exhibition Gallery is...
Venue:
Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts, Palmerston North
The Boy Who Loves Ships: Interactive Exhibition
Saturday 28 February - Friday 6 March
The boy who loved ships is an exploration of childhood loves through art by a father and his son. A wonderful collection of collaborative objects and drawings around the singular love of boats. This show is ...
Venue:
Snails: Artist Run Space, Palmerston North
Prophets, Portents and Protectors - Brett Rangitaawa
Sunday 1 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
Excellence: Top Art from Manawatu
Tuesday 3 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
The Great Manawatu Steam Fair
Saturday 21 March - Sunday 22 March
Traction engines and roller rides and a chance to steer one!! Working portable and stationery engines, Vintage Tractors and Machinery, Live Steam Models, Steam Driven Sawmill and Rock Crusher and refreshments are also ...
Venue:
76 Maewa Road, Feilding and District
Rangitahua: Volcanoes in the Sea
Saturday 21 March - Monday 8 June
The geology and bio-diversity of the Kermadec Islands and their conservation values.
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Kermadec: Lines in the Ocean
Saturday 21 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
Tararua Tourer
Sunday 22 March
Feilding Steam Rail presents the Tararua Tourer.
Venue:
Feilding Steam Rail Depot, Feilding
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
Sunlight: Ihi Kōmaru
Saturday 18 April - Sunday 16 August
Sunlight: Ihi Komaru is a fun, hands-on, interactive touring exhibition that tells the story of sunlight. Young and old will learn how light is created in the Sun, how fast light travels, how it behaves and reacts to ...
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
Farewell Zealandia is an exhibition that looks at World War One through the eyes of 26 Kiwi songwriters who experienced those turbulent years of 1914 to 1918. Some of the songwriters are soldiers while others are ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North