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Te Manawa

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Te Manawa's programme includes a variety of collection based and hand's on, interactive exhibitions developed in house, as well as national and international touring shows. In the courtyard stand two historic buildings, Totaranui Settlers Cottage and Awahou South Schoolhouse.


"Pacific Monarch" in front of Te Manawa.
Paul Dibble
Pacific Monarch, 1992
Bronze
Collection of Te Manawa Art Society Inc.
Gertrude Raikes Bequest

Collection Type
Art, Historic Site, History, Natural History, Science, Taonga Maori, Technology


Contact Details
Postal address iconPrivate Bag 11 055, Palmerston North
Telephone number icon64-6-355 5000
Web address iconhttp://www.temanawa.co.nz
Email address iconenquiries@temanawa.co.nz


Visitor Information
Physical address icon326 Main Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconDaily 10am-5pm
Charges iconFree Entry / Koha


Facilities
Wheelchair accessParkingFunction SpacePublic ProgrammesMembership ClubToilets



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Te Rangi Whenua

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 ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 22-Apr-2018, 23-Apr-2018, 24-Apr-2018, 25-Apr-2018, 26-Apr-2018, 27-Apr-2018 View more sessions

Manawatū Journeys

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 ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 22-Apr-2018, 23-Apr-2018, 24-Apr-2018, 25-Apr-2018, 26-Apr-2018, 27-Apr-2018 View more sessions

Kids TM

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 ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 22-Apr-2018, 23-Apr-2018, 24-Apr-2018, 25-Apr-2018, 26-Apr-2018, 27-Apr-2018 View more sessions

Te Awa – The River – Heart of Manawatū

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 ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 22-Apr-2018, 23-Apr-2018, 24-Apr-2018, 25-Apr-2018, 26-Apr-2018, 27-Apr-2018 View more sessions

Brick Flicks

Brick Flicks brings together photography and hands-on creativity using LEGO, the world's most popular toy. Photographer Warren Elsmore has recreated iconic movie scenes using LEGO bricks and minifigs; to this Te ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 22-Apr-2018, 23-Apr-2018, 25-Apr-2018, 25-Apr-2018, 26-Apr-2018, 27-Apr-2018 View more sessions

Doors - Hyper Objects of The Chthulucene

“James Robinson shows us a world that is tangled up with stuff that is both human and non-human, organic and inorganic. His encrusted, collaged doors open into a place where thoughts collide with rubbish, and the ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 22-Apr-2018, 23-Apr-2018, 24-Apr-2018, 25-Apr-2018, 26-Apr-2018, 27-Apr-2018 View more sessions

Active Tots

A programme for the under-5s, focused on self-directed play and exploration.

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 22-Apr-2018, 29-Apr-2018, 06-May-2018, 13-May-2018, 20-May-2018, 27-May-2018 View more sessions

Whenua Hou

Experience current uku (clay) practice; featuring the diverse work of 8 Māori artists who explore a range of responses to the physical and conceptual properties of this very tactile artform. “Whenua Hou: New ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 22-Apr-2018, 23-Apr-2018, 24-Apr-2018, 25-Apr-2018, 26-Apr-2018, 27-Apr-2018 View more sessions

Eric Brew: I Am of This

An exhibition surveying forty years of local artist Eric Brew's work. His murals will be familiar to anyone who's passed through the Feilding town centre, but to those the exhibition adds his still lifes, his landscapes ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 22-Apr-2018, 23-Apr-2018, 24-Apr-2018, 25-Apr-2018, 26-Apr-2018, 27-Apr-2018 View more sessions

The Great Bandanna Challenge

This nationwide sewing competition has everyone from professional quiltmakers to school children pulling out their sewing machines and getting creative. This exhibition presents fabric works that incorporate material ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 22-Apr-2018, 23-Apr-2018, 24-Apr-2018, 25-Apr-2018, 26-Apr-2018, 27-Apr-2018 View more sessions

Excellence 2018

An exhibition showcasing the highest achieving secondary school students in the Manawatū region in the 2017 NCEA level three Visual Arts external examination.

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 22-Apr-2018, 23-Apr-2018, 24-Apr-2018, 25-Apr-2018, 26-Apr-2018, 27-Apr-2018 View more sessions

SuperNova

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 ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 22-Apr-2018, 23-Apr-2018, 24-Apr-2018, 25-Apr-2018, 26-Apr-2018, 27-Apr-2018 View more sessions

NOA Open Studio

Come join NOA for twice-weekly facilitated drawing sessions in the Te Manawa foyer. NOA is both an acronym for Notes Of Art and Te Reo for “an area without restriction, safe and open for everyone” - all are ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 23-Apr-2018, 25-Apr-2018, 30-Apr-2018, 02-May-2018, 07-May-2018, 09-May-2018 View more sessions

Biscuits & Bullets

Baking and a dusty suitcase of memories combine to tell a moving story about one family's loss in World War One. Te Manawa is bringing back an Anzac Day favourite with two performances of Anna Bailey's "Biscuits and ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 25-Apr-2018, 25-Apr-2018

Weekend Discovery Time

Join the Weekend Discovery Time team on their weekend-long journey of exploration and learning. Activities and crafts span the breadth of art, science and history, taking in things like robots, Shakespeare, cooking ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 27-Apr-2018, 28-Apr-2018, 04-May-2018, 05-May-2018, 11-May-2018, 12-May-2018 View more sessions

Highbury Weavers

Raranga, the art of weaving, embodies spiritual values & beliefs of Tangata Whenua. It symbolises meanings and memories handed down from ancestors and actions the concept of weaving peoples together - whanaungatanga. ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 01-May-2018, 05-Jun-2018

Reel Earth: Short Film Exhibition

As part of Reel Earth we are hosting an exhibition style short film day! Drop in and catch screenings of some awesome short environmental films. The exhibition will be held upstairs in the Keith Thomson Gallery. ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 05-May-2018

The New Zealand Division and the Spring Offensive 1918

Presentation by Major General (Retd.) Rhys Jones on the battles of manoeuvre that blunted the German attacks during the Great War, doctrines and organisations. Entry by $3.00 donation to Royal NZ Engineer Charitable ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 10-May-2018

Reel Earth: Short Film Exhibition for Kids!

As part of Reel Earth we are hosting an exhibition style short film day for kids! Bring your kids to see screenings of some awesome short environmental films. The exhibition will be held upstairs in the Keith Thomson ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 19-May-2018

The Battle of Britain and The Origins of World War II

The Battle of Britain. Presentation looking at the origins of WWII: the key personalities, weapons and tactics, the role of the Spitfire and Hurricane as well as the key role played by New Zealanders in the Battle. ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 14-Jun-2018

The Secrets of Mona Lisa

Even for those who have been lucky enough to admire the Mona Lisa herself in Paris, "The Secrets of Mona Lisa" paints her in a new and revolutionary light. Grande Exhibitions’ latest offering presents the findings ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 30-Jun-2018, 01-Jul-2018, 02-Jul-2018, 03-Jul-2018, 04-Jul-2018, 05-Jul-2018 View more sessions

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