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
Wednesday 29 April - 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
An Eternal Spring - Fran Dibble Bronze Sculptures
Wednesday 29 April - Thursday 30 April
To celebrate the fifth anniversary of Zimmerman Art Gallery, this month the gallery is featuring five floral bronze sculptures by local artist, Fran Dibble. With more than 25 years experience working with bronze, ...
Venue:
Zimmerman Art Gallery, Palmerston North
Out of Joint: New Furniture by Andy Halewood
Wednesday 29 April - Wednesday 6 May
Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts showcases a new exhibition by UCOL Polytecnic’s pre-eminent furniture designer and maker, Andy Halewood. Out of Joint – New Furniture by Andy Halewood is a display of creativity and ...
Venue:
Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts, Palmerston North
Feilding & District Art Society Art Awards
Wednesday 29 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
Wednesday 29 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
Dinosaur Footprints: A Story of Discovery
Wednesday 29 April - 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
Wednesday 29 April - 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
Wednesday 29 April - Tuesday 30 June
WW100 ANZAC Display showing 4000 poppies and Gallipoli and Western Front images.
Venue:
Coach House Museum, Feilding
Kids TM
Wednesday 29 April - 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
Wednesday 29 April - 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
Wednesday 29 April - 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
Wednesday 29 April - 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
Wednesday 29 April - 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
Wednesday 29 April - Sunday 6 September
The Sun as you’ve never experienced it before... Discover the secrets of the Sun in a fun new interactive show for all ages, that tells the story of light and how it has shaped the world around us. Sunlight: Ihi ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
ANZAC - Pohangina Remembers
Saturday 2 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:
Country Fayre, Pohangina
Sunlight: The Solar Telescope
Saturday 16 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
Manawatu Woodworker's Guild Open Day
Sunday 17 May
A fun day revolving around all things woodwork. Open to the public from 9am to 3pm - entry is free. Come along to see a great display of woodwork, live demonstrations, interclub competitions, trade stalls and craft ...
Venue:
Barber Hall, 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