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.

Uke Fest Art Quest
Wednesday 3 September - Sunday 7 September
Palmy Ukulele Festival, presented by Jennifer Moss Music, announces an exhibition of multi-artist ukulele-inspired art. All around the Manawatu, artists brought together by visionary artist Pania Molloy, are busy ...
Venue:
Square Edge, Palmerston North
Artmart
Wednesday 3 September - Sunday 14 September
A supermarket themed art sale. Local artists and creatives will sell their work for $40 or less. Fill up your trolley with one of a kind bargains galore. Please join us for the opening at 6pm 28 August.
Venue:
Square Edge, Palmerston North
Brett Rangitaawa - Metal Sculptor
Wednesday 3 September - Tuesday 30 September
This month Zimmerman Art Gallery hosts the Manawatu debut of metal sculptor Brett Rangitaawa (Te Atiawa, Ngati Raukawa). Rangitaawa has a lifelong fascination with molten metal. He began working with metal at age 15, ...
Venue:
Zimmerman Art Gallery, Palmerston North
Liz Grant: From Gondwanaland to Gonewonderland
Wednesday 3 September - 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
Wednesday 3 September - 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
Wednesday 3 September - 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
Shigeyuki Kihara: Undressing the Pacific
Wednesday 3 September - 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
Black River: A Collaboration in Print and Poetry
Wednesday 3 September - 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
Pasifika
Wednesday 3 September - 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
A Year On
Friday 12 September - Tuesday 30 September
Central Districts Multiple Sclerosis Society's Annual Exhibition with guest artist Jack Register.
Venue:
Square Edge, Palmerston North
Lana MCardle Fine Artist
Friday 12 September - Wednesday 1 October
Lana McArdle is a New Zealand born artist, currently based in Palmerston North and is one of New Zealand’s most accomplished Female landscape painters. With a natural talent for capturing realism through colour and ...
Venue:
Square Edge, Palmerston North
Rose City Quilters Celebration of Quilts Exhibition
Saturday 13 September - Sunday 14 September
This is the biannual exhibition of work by Rose City Quilters members. Come and be inspired, do a little shopping, see quilters in action, have a bite of lunch and have a go at our craft. 200+ Members Quilts on ...
Venue:
College Street Normal School, Palmerston North
Remembering Our Past, Ensuring Our Future
Tuesday 7 October - Friday 17 October
An open 2 weeks of exhibitions, displays and opportunities to reminisce and take photos before building work starts on the new Feilding Health Care.
Venue:
The Old Feilding Maternity Hospital, Feilding
Bra Artz Challenge
Wednesday 8 October - Saturday 11 October
Heartland Lions again are challenging the people of Palmerston North to decorate a Bra to raise money for Pink Ribbon Appeal. Last year we raised $1400. Best decorated Bra chosen by public vote. The $1 per vote goes to...
Venue:
Old Munchkins Shop, Palmerston North