Current exhibitions

A woman's tattooed arm holds a felt pincushion defiantly aloft
A veteran sits in his living room surrounded by photographs
Image of paintings hanging on a rack
Image of Palmerston North Centennial Parade
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 - 5pm
Free* - General Admission

Gallery stories

Award for Art Gallery
28 May 2021
Award for Art Gallery
The Art Gallery building has won a significant architectural award
See the world’s best
4 May 2021
See the world’s best
Winners of a prestigious international photography competition have arrived for exhibition

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