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.

A Journey with Stitchery
Friday 25 July
Fibre art. Phone 323 2323 for more information.
Venue:
Feilding & District Art Centre, Feilding
Gordon Thompson - Staring Into Black Holes Drives Me Dotty
Friday 25 July - Thursday 31 July
This month Zimmerman Art Gallery is featuring five stippled artworks by Palmerston North artist Gordon Thompson. Stippling is a technique in which multiple small dots are used to build up an image. The key to the ...
Venue:
Zimmerman Art Gallery, Palmerston North
Winter Exhibition
Friday 25 July - Tuesday 5 August
Dannevirke Art Society's winter exhibition featuring 14 Dannevirke artists.
Venue:
Square Edge, Palmerston North
Minds of Flight
Friday 25 July - Tuesday 5 August
An exhibition of photography by Max Deutschle.
Venue:
Square Edge, Palmerston North
The Art Room: Works by Manawatu Art Teachers Association
Friday 25 July - Saturday 9 August
Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts is the venue for an exhibition which draws together the work of sixteen practicing art teachers from Manawatu schools. The Art Room will exhibit work in a variety of media including painting, ...
Venue:
Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts, Palmerston North
Liz Grant: From Gondwanaland to Gonewonderland
Friday 25 July - 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
Friday 25 July - 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
Friday 25 July - 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
Black River: A Collaboration in Print and Poetry
Friday 25 July - 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
Friday 25 July - 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
Yesteryear
Tuesday 29 July - Friday 15 August
Works by Lynn Fletcher Phone 323 2323 for more information.
Venue:
Feilding & District Art Centre, Feilding
In Different Light - Andrew Caldwell Photo Presentation
Saturday 9 August
Hosted by Manawatu Camera Club. The General Public are invited. Andrew's images have appeared in Ivan Makarov's book "The Plus One Collection (2012)" and in an exhibition at the Photographer's Gallery in Hawke's Bay...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Motorcycle Show
Saturday 9 August - Sunday 10 August
Display of close to 200 classic and modern road, racing bikes along with interesting or rare ones too. Along with Trade displays and a Swap meet in the car park outside. Various M/C clubs will have displays, e.g. ...
Venue:
Barber Hall, Palmerston North
Pasifika
Saturday 16 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
Evento
Tuesday 19 August - Friday 29 August
Wearable Art exhibits from Evento. Phone 323 2323 for more information.
Venue:
Feilding & District Art Centre, Feilding