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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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Toioho XX - 20 Years of Māori Visual Art

2015 is the 20th anniversary of Toioho ki Apiti, Māori Visual Art at Massey University in Palmerston North. Since its establishment in 1995 the...

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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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Power to the People

Up on the Keith Street hill sits the Electric Power Generation Station, a heritage-registered building filled with historic diesel engines,...

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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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Free Art and Creativity Workshop

At the Art and Creativity Workshop, start to discover how The Learning Connexion works by exploring your creativity. Hosted by The Learning...

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Matariki Whakangahau

Celebrate the rising of Matariki at Te Manawa with an evening of ceremony, art, and entertainment from young rising stars.

Rising artists,...

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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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Te Manawa After Dark

The lights go out at Te Manawa as we once again throw open our doors and put on an evening of strangely lit fun and entertainment. Join us for...

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Stories

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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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Paintings from the flipside

6 MayExhibitions

Ewan McDougall didn’t make his start as an artist until later in life. His youth was high-octane, high-speed, and often just plain high, a place where a discipline like painting had little...

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High-voltage history

23 MarExhibitions

Have you ever heard the diesel generators of the Keith Street Power Station? It’s an astounding experience: the thunder of those two British Polar K48M engines rattles your ribs, and the sound...

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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