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.

Ngā Kete Toi
Friday 22 September - Sunday 24 September
This exhibition showcases the work of students, graduates and tutors of the Bachelor of Māori Arts degree in weaving at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, in Palmerston North. Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is unique in that we are ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Cam Munroe - Shape Shift
Friday 22 September - Saturday 30 September
For the month of September 2017, Zimmerman Art Gallery presents new paintings by the Wellington-based artist, Cam Munroe. Munroe’s “shape shift” works take the form of 10 paintings on 200 mm round panels. ...
Venue:
Zimmerman Art Gallery, Palmerston North
Land and Water: Watercolours by Jacky Pearson
Friday 22 September - Wednesday 4 October
Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts continues to celebrate its 20th Anniversary (Founded 1997 and opened 2nd August of that year) by showcasing the art work of local and regional artists which has brought the gallery to prominence ...
Venue:
Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts, Palmerston North
The Exquisite Wound
Friday 22 September - Sunday 8 October
The Exquisite Wound is an interdisciplinary installation by visual artist Rebecca Swan in collaboration with composer Charlie Ha, engineer Peter Swan, light artist Peter Stoneham, and scientist David Shillington. The ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Vintage Harley Davidson Display
Friday 22 September - Friday 20 October
We currently have a display of restored vintage Harley Davidson motorbikes. Display runs until the end of October.
Venue:
Coach House Museum, Feilding, Feilding and District
The Topp Twins Exhibition
Friday 22 September - Sunday 29 October
Synonymous with a small town, rural New Zealand and that Kiwi “can-do-attitude”, Lynda and Jools Topp are among New Zealand’s best-known entertainers. They’ve been cultural touchstones for more than 40 years, ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Golden Dreams
Friday 22 September - Sunday 5 November
Celebrating 40 years since the Manawatū Art Gallery opened on 3 July 1977, Golden Dreams provides a glimpse into landscape art collected by Te Manawa Museums Trust and Te Manawa Art Society and offers you the ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Painter
Friday 22 September - Sunday 19 November
“Forever renegotiating his position, direction and even the very fact of his existence, Euan Macleod is himself the central figure in the vast majority of his paintings – marching, striding, studying the ground in ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Te Awa - The River - Heart of Manawatū
Friday 22 September - Monday 15 January 2018
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
SuperNova
Friday 22 September - Sunday 25 March 2018
SuperNova follows Nova by showcasing new stories and people behind selected art and objects acquired by Te Manawa between 2011 and 2016; this time the themes explored are ‘Te Awa/the river’, ‘Palmy at Play’ and ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Te Rangi Whenua
Friday 22 September - Monday 15 January 2018
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
Friday 22 September - Monday 15 January 2018
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
Kids TM
Friday 22 September - Monday 15 January 2018
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
Susan Worthington's World of Art Grand Gala Opening
Wednesday 27 September
Come along and experience Susan Worthington's World of Art Formal Grand Gala Opening. Limited tickets only available at The Coach House Museum. Formal dress. Tickets include entry to the exhibition, bubbles & ...
Venue:
Coach House Museum, Feilding, Feilding and District
Susan Worthington's World of Art
Thursday 28 September - Sunday 8 October
In conjunction with Feilding Rotary we are delighted to bring you botanical paintings by world renowned New Zealand artist Susan Worthington. In 1986 Susan attended Auckland’s Whitecliffe Art School to gain a Diploma ...
Venue:
Coach House Museum, Feilding, Feilding and District
Floor Talk - Matatau
Saturday 4 November
Discuss the works displayed in the Matatau exhibition with the BMVA graduates who made them.
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Matatau
Saturday 4 November - Sunday 18 February 2018
Be first in to see a range of works by graduating students of Toioho ki Āpiti - Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts, Massey University. Themes around mana tangata (the power, or authority, of the people) are explored with a ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Tui Truck Stop Show and Shine
Saturday 24 March 2018
Venue:
Tui Brewery, Mangatainoka, Tararua