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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: 23-May-2018, 24-May-2018, 25-May-2018, 26-May-2018, 27-May-2018, 28-May-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: 23-May-2018, 24-May-2018, 25-May-2018, 26-May-2018, 27-May-2018, 28-May-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: 23-May-2018, 24-May-2018, 25-May-2018, 26-May-2018, 27-May-2018, 28-May-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: 23-May-2018, 24-May-2018, 25-May-2018, 26-May-2018, 27-May-2018, 28-May-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: 23-May-2018, 24-May-2018, 25-May-2018, 26-May-2018, 27-May-2018, 28-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: 23-May-2018, 24-May-2018, 25-May-2018, 26-May-2018, 27-May-2018, 28-May-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: 23-May-2018, 24-May-2018, 25-May-2018, 26-May-2018, 27-May-2018, 28-May-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: 23-May-2018, 24-May-2018, 25-May-2018, 26-May-2018, 27-May-2018, 28-May-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: 23-May-2018, 24-May-2018, 25-May-2018, 26-May-2018, 27-May-2018, 28-May-2018 View more sessions

Water Room

The Water Room is setting sail with a new programme of activities that concentrates on learning through play for toddlers and young children. It will be open to the public from Thursday - Sunday, 10:15am to 11am. Each ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 23-May-2018, 24-May-2018, 25-May-2018, 26-May-2018, 30-May-2018, 31-May-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: 23-May-2018, 24-May-2018, 25-May-2018, 26-May-2018, 27-May-2018, 28-May-2018 View more sessions

An Unbreakable Bond of Friendship

During World War II, New Zealanders created the Polish Army League, banding together to supply Polish soldiers, fighting alongside Anzac troops, with the same parcels and letters that Kiwi soldiers enjoyed. In ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 23-May-2018, 24-May-2018, 25-May-2018, 26-May-2018, 27-May-2018, 28-May-2018 View more sessions

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: 25-May-2018, 26-May-2018, 01-Jun-2018, 02-Jun-2018, 08-Jun-2018, 09-Jun-2018 View more sessions

Active Tots

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

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 27-May-2018, 03-Jun-2018, 10-Jun-2018, 17-Jun-2018, 24-Jun-2018, 01-Jul-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-May-2018, 29-May-2018, 30-May-2018, 05-Jun-2018, 06-Jun-2018, 12-Jun-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: 05-Jun-2018

Manawatū Woodworkers' Guild

The craftspeople of the Manawatū Woodworkers' Guild are masters of chisel and lathe. Come and see them transform chunks of wood into works of art.

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 09-Jun-2018, 07-Jul-2018, 11-Aug-2018, 08-Sep-2018, 13-Oct-2018, 10-Nov-2018 View more sessions

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

CMNZ Presents: Te Korekore

Chamber Music New Zealand and Te Manawa (Palmerston North) are joining forces to present a Matariki inspired tour that showcases elements of chamber music, video, Māori music and storytelling in unique settings outside ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 17-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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