Technicians install paintings in the Art Gallery

The Art Gallery as we know it today was constructed in 1977 on Main St and became part of the Te Manawa complex more than 20 years ago. It houses artworks belonging to the people of Palmerston North, administered by Te Manawa Museums Trust on behalf of the City.

It showcases a range of styles from both established and emerging local, national and international artists.

General admission to the Art Gallery is free. Nau mai, haere mai. If you haven’t been in before, now is a good time to discover some of the inspiring work inside.

Every day* 10am - 5pm
Free* - General Admission

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New season, new exhibitions
10 May 2022
New season, new exhibitions
Autumn is the season of renewal at the Te Manawa Art Gallery. As leaves outside turn yellow and fall, our exhibition spaces are blooming with new and exciting artworks. 
Te Manawa appoints new CEO
22 April 2022
Te Manawa appoints new CEO
Palmerston North’s Te Manawa Museum has appointed Susanna Shadbolt as its new Chief Executive, taking the reins from Andy Lowe who departed in February.
When the art is alive
22 November 2021
When the art is alive
Have you ever seen a piece of artwork that so exactly captures what you’re feeling – or what you want to feel – that you experience a physical reaction?