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Woodworkers' Guild

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

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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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KidsTM

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 the 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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Frida Kahlo - Her Photos

In 2016, images from Frida Kahlo’s personal and historic collection of photographs will be exhibited in New Zealand for the first time. Te...

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Frida's Album - A Puppet Show for All Ages

One day, when Frida Kahlo was six years old, she saw a door in the window of her bedroom and heard a little girl's laughter. Travel into the...

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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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Art Classes for Adults

New in 2016, these classes are for adults looking to try something new and cut their artistic teeth. They blend experimentation with different...

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Fun and Fury

Fun and Fury aptly describes the work of Ewan McDougall. This neo-expressionist painter uses thick impasto and vivid colour to convey the wild...

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A Beautiful Destruction

Two artists influenced this exhibition of new work by Fran Dibble – W. M. Turner (1775-1851), who emphasised human vulnerability when confronted...

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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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Guided Tours of Frida Kahlo - Her Photos

Add another dimension to your visit to "Frida Kahlo - Her Photos" by joining one of our guided tours. Te Manawa staff will talk you through the...

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Ngā Kete Toi

This exhibition showcases the work of students in their final year of the Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Arts Degree, “Maunga Kura Toi”. Ngā ringa o...

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Frida's Puppets

Create your own papier mâché catrina of Frida Kahlo with Artists Ruben Antonio Puertos Martínez and Rebecca Bewick at Te Manawa.

These...

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Inspired By

An exhibition featuring works by Creative Journeys artists in response to the Te Manawa Art Collection. Inspiring, colourful and inclusive, this...

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Te Manawa After Dark

Te Manawa casts wide its doors after dark once again, for you to discover the magic hidden in the museum at night.

This year we're throwing a...

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The Adipositivity Project

American photographer and activist Substantia Jones explores the complex world of social justice, body politics, visibility for marginalised...

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Borges' Kabbalah

On the 30th anniversary of the death of the great Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges, Professor Saúl Sosnowski will address how and why the...

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Viva Frida

Celebrate the dynamic life of Frida Kahlo with Viva Frida! - a drag cabaret celebrating the artwork, life, battles and loves of Mexico's most...

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The Human Expression

An exhibition by Dannevirke-based artist John Lawrence exploring facial physiognomy and the human need to alter, decorate and transform one's...

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Stories

Ngā Kōrero

Frida - Kali, Hilda and Lyndee-Jane  

Photographs and Pineapple Lumps

22 JunEvents / Exhibitions

Kali Kopae, Hilda Trujillo and Lyndee-Jane Rutherford at Te Manawa Wellington-based actor and director Lyndee-Jane Rutherford came to the opening of Frida Kahlo - Her Photos in March. Now,...

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Growing pains

16 JunExhibitions / Learning and Discovery

One of our cave weta was captured on camera shedding its skin, so our live exhibits keeper Mia is here to tell us a bit more about this shy, secluded species Cave weta are pretty unique and...

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Let’s make some future

26 MayCommunity / Events / Learning and Discovery

The speeches are over, and the student body has diffused out into Te Manawa's corners, to different pockets of zine-making creativity, hands poised, tools at the ready, minds afire with the...

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Frida Kahlo – Her Photos

19 MARCH - 24 JULY

Frida Kahlo – Her Photos

Dinosaur Encounter

24 September 2016 - 26 February 2017

Dinosaur Encounter