Current exhibitions

Wildlife Photographer of the Year
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

Coming events

Embroidered panels
26 June and 17 July | 11:00 am - 2:00 pmMeet the Makers
There are 546 individually designed fabric panels making up the Suffrage in Stitches exhibition. More than 600 people worked on making this project a reality. Come along to this special event and meet some of them! The makers will give a guided tour of the exhibition, showing you their own work, sharing the stories behind it, the process of making, and what they learned. The panels in the exhibition represent the lives of those who signed the petition for women’s right to vote in New Zealand. This event takes place on two dates, 26 June and 17 July. Suffrage in Stitches developed by Museums Wellington, in partnership with Vinnies Re Sew.
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