Current exhibitions

A painting of the statue of Peeti Te Awe Awe
A Māori cloak
Technicians install paintings in the Art Gallery

A space for art, a place for you.

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 - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 5pm
Free* - General Admission

Gallery stories

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?
Fun meets serious
14 August 2021
Fun meets serious
A double exhibition of works old and new is now open in the Te Manawa Art Gallery

Visitors to Te Manawa must present their valid 'My Vaccine Pass' at point of entry.