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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
Fax number icon64-6-358 3552
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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Black River: A Collaboration in Print and Poetry

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, ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 28-Jul-2014, 29-Jul-2014, 30-Jul-2014, 31-Jul-2014, 01-Aug-2014, 02-Aug-2014 View more sessions

Shigeyuki Kihara: Undressing the Pacific

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 ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 28-Jul-2014, 29-Jul-2014, 30-Jul-2014, 31-Jul-2014, 01-Aug-2014, 02-Aug-2014 View more sessions

Whare Taonga: House of Treasures

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 ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 28-Jul-2014, 29-Jul-2014, 30-Jul-2014, 31-Jul-2014, 01-Aug-2014, 02-Aug-2014 View more sessions

Mirror Magic

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 ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 28-Jul-2014, 29-Jul-2014, 30-Jul-2014, 31-Jul-2014, 01-Aug-2014, 02-Aug-2014 View more sessions

Liz Grant: From Gondwanaland to Gonewonderland

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 ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 28-Jul-2014, 29-Jul-2014, 30-Jul-2014, 31-Jul-2014, 01-Aug-2014, 02-Aug-2014 View more sessions

Othello

After the success of "Julius Caesar - Rome Inc." in Te Manawa last year, ProperJob productions return to the Museum of Art, Science and History to present Shakespeare's great story of alienation, jealousy and betrayal. ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 02-Aug-2014, 03-Aug-2014, 07-Aug-2014, 08-Aug-2014, 09-Aug-2014

Othello

Held in the Te Manawa Foyer, Properjob Productions presents Othello.

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 02-Aug-2014, 03-Aug-2014, 04-Aug-2014, 05-Aug-2014, 06-Aug-2014, 07-Aug-2014 View more sessions

In Different Light - Andrew Caldwell Photo Presentation

Hosted by Manawatu Camera Club. The General Public are invited. Andrew's images have appeared in Ivan Makarov's book "The Plus One Collection (2012)" and in an exhibition at the Photographer's Gallery in Hawke's Bay ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 09-Aug-2014

Fonterra Manawatu Science and Technology Fair

Showcasing the work of school children from this region in the field of Science and Technology.

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 13-Aug-2014, 14-Aug-2014, 15-Aug-2014, 16-Aug-2014

Pasifika

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.

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 15-Aug-2014, 16-Aug-2014, 17-Aug-2014, 18-Aug-2014, 19-Aug-2014, 20-Aug-2014 View more sessions

Ideas of War 1914

One of Britain’s most respected military advisors, who recently criticised the British and United States government’s strategy in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, will share his views on the First World War in an ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 27-Aug-2014

Manawatu Harvest Festival

Sustainability: Today’s actions for Tomorrow’s future Promoting sustainability in our community, bringing together our regions environmental and sustainable living options to encourage mindfulness in our choices. ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 31-Oct-2014

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