What’s On

Kei Konei

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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Highbury Weavers

Raranga, the art of weaving, embodies spiritual values & beliefs of Tangata Whenua. It symbolises meanings and memories handed down from ancestors...

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The Exquisite Wound

The Exquisite Wound is an interdisciplinary installation by visual artist Rebecca Swan in collaboration with composer Charlie Ha, engineer Peter...

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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,...

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The Topp Twins Exhibition

Synonymous with a small town, rural New Zealand and that Kiwi “can-do-attitude”, Lynda and Jools Topp are among New Zealand’s best-known...

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Ngā Kete Toi

This exhibition showcases the work of students, graduates and tutors of the Bachelor of Māori Arts degree in weaving at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa,...

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Manawatū Embroiderers' Guild

Join the skilled needles of the Embroiderers' Guild to pick up a few tips, join in on creative projects, or just for a chat!

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NOA Open Studio

Come join NOA for twice-weekly facilitated drawing sessions in Te Manawa foyer. NOA is both an acronym for Notes Of Art and Te Reo for “an area...

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Manawatū Woodworkers' Guild

The craftsmen of the Manawatū Woodworkers' Guild are masters of chisel and lathe.

Come and see them transform chunks of wood into works of art.

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Golden Dreams

Celebrating 40 years since the Manawatū Art Gallery opened on 3 July 1977, Golden Dreams provides a glimpse into landscape art collected by Te...

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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...

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Painter

“Forever renegotiating his position, direction and even the very fact of his existence, Euan Macleod is himself the central figure in the vast...

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Santa's Cave Winter Christmas

A special opportunity to view Santa’s Cave and hear about the history and future of this beloved treasure as it approaches its 100-year...

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Public Talk: Euan Mcleod

Artist Euan Mcleod is joined by his friend, exhibition curator Gregory O'Brien, to discuss the works in Painter, now on display in the Gallery...

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True Blue Boys – The Topp Twins and New Zealand Identity

In a discussion of the Topp Twins film "Untouchable Girls", television presenter Mark Sainsbury asked: “Who would have ever thought our national...

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Board Games At the Museum

Join our region's thriving board game community at this bi-monthly open day.

Learn to fly an X-Wing! Explore new lands and trade with your...

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Ghost Fishing

Join Ghost Fishing NZ’s (GFNZ) Rob Wilson, Serena Cox for a talk on GFNZ and the team, what they do, how to help, and what Ghost Fishing is...

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Public Talk: Rural Women of New Zealand

Agriculture has long been the backbone of New Zealand, and at its heart are the rural women of New Zealand, busily growing dynamic communities.
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Matatau

Be first in to see a range of works by graduating students of Toioho ki Āpiti - Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts, Massey University. Themes around...

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Stories

Ngā Kōrero

Shane Cotton feature  

Take me to the river

20 Jul

Te Manawa commissioned a painting from local artist Shane Cotton. The finished work, River Diamond Blue, is now on display in the Supernova exhibition alongside its working drawing. Rob Mildon...

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Alice Hunt cover  

School Britannia

18 Jul

The Supernova exhibition features a child's Britannia costume. Te Manawa interviews Alice Hunt, for whom the costume was made in 1935. What was the significance of the school balls? Were they...

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Exquisite-Wound  

Meeting the metaphysical

30 Jun

Rebecca Swan believes our society has a fear of death. Not of the event itself, necessarily, but of talking about it. Coming to grips with it and its effect on our lives. So she made The...

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The Topp Twins

The Topp Twins