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.

Farewell Zealandia: Forgotten Kiwi Songs of WW1
Saturday 23 May - Sunday 30 August
The forgotten Kiwi songs of World War One tell the story of what it meant to be a New Zealander living through the turmoil and tragedy at the time. Commemorating campaigns and battles as well as life on the home ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Remembrance
Saturday 23 May - Tuesday 26 May
Remembering World War 1 - Manawatu preparing and returning from war. Two large posters and some new original paintings.
Venue:
Vault Gallery, Palmerston North
ANZAC - Pohangina Remembers
Saturday 23 May - Sunday 31 May
ANZAC – Pohangina Remembers is a collaborative, community based exhibition that focuses on remembering our ANZACs. The exhibition will feature work from local Awahou School students, local artists and WW1 memorabilia ...
Venue:
County Fayre, Pohangina
Shh... The Music Is Talking: Photography by Alexander Hallag
Saturday 23 May - Wednesday 3 June
Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts celebrates New Zealand Music Month with an exhibition of music photography by Palmerston North-based photographer Alexander Hallag. Shh…The Music is Talking is an intimate and visual look into ...
Venue:
Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts, Palmerston North
Rebecca Wallis - Manawatu Debut
Saturday 23 May - Sunday 31 May
Rebecca Wallis’ first show at Zimmerman Art Gallery comprises five gouache paintings on canvas. These large abstract works are, paradoxically, the product of the artist’s exploration of small, specific emotions....
Venue:
Zimmerman Art Gallery, Palmerston North
Stand
Saturday 23 May - Tuesday 9 June
Fundraising exhibition by Palmerston North Boys High School with all proceeds going to World Vision.
Venue:
Square Edge, Palmerston North
Dinosaur Footprints: A Story of Discovery
Saturday 23 May - Sunday 21 June
See first-hand the footprints of the giants that walked our land! 'Dinosaur Footprints: a Story of Discovery' features three footprints discovered in Late Cretaceous coastal sandstone rocks in northwest Nelson. They are ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Kermadec: Lines in the Ocean
Saturday 23 May - 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
WW100 ANZAC Display
Saturday 23 May - Tuesday 30 June
WW100 ANZAC Display showing 4000 poppies and Gallipoli and Western Front images.
Venue:
Coach House Museum, Feilding
Kids TM
Saturday 23 May - Wednesday 1 July
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 Kids the chance to learn through play as ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Te Awa - The River, Heart of the Manawatū
Saturday 23 May - Wednesday 1 July
Te Awa - The River, Heart of the Manawatū explores our river from a variety of 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
Te Rangi Whenua
Saturday 23 May - Wednesday 1 July
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
Saturday 23 May - Wednesday 1 July
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
Pasifika - Treasures in the Manawatu
Saturday 23 May - Saturday 1 August
Open Daily in the Gallery. Explore what it is to be Pasifika and living in the Manawatū through stories and objects, from both the community and Te Manawa collections. Featuring audio visual profiles and interviews, ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Sunlight: Ihi Kōmaru
Saturday 23 May - Sunday 6 September
Discover the secrets of the sun! Discover the secrets of the Sun in a fun new interactive exhibition for all ages, that shows how light has shaped the world around us. Sunlight – Ihi Kōmaru brings new life to the ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Ruahine Gunshow
Saturday 30 May
The Annual Gunshow hosted by the Ruahine Branch of the New Zealand Antique and Historical Arms Association Inc. The show features displays of modern and historic firearms, edged weapons, medals, uniforms, militaria ...
Venue:
Rangitikei Club, Feilding
Sunlight: The Solar Telescope
Saturday 30 May
The Palmerston North Astronomical Society presents: Solar Viewing in the Te Manawa courtyard 12 - 2pm (weather permitting). "The Sun is the centerpiece of our Solar System. It is the source of energy of all life on ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
P.N. Rock & Mineral Club Show
Saturday 4 July - Sunday 5 July
Crystals, fossils, minerals, jewellery and things to keep the kids happy while you browse the tables of fascinating stuff and all the displays! What more can we offer at the Club's 2-yearly show and sale. Oh, yes, ...
Venue:
Community Leisure Centre, Palmerston North
Balls, Bullets & Boots Exhibition
Saturday 22 August - Wednesday 11 November
A New Zealand Rugby Museum exhibition commemorating World War One - opens on 22nd August 2015 thru to November 2015 and then touring nationally.
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North