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

Coming soon
Join Caroline O’Reilly of Vinnies Re Sew in interview, as she talks about her vision for the Suffrage in Stitches project, challenges on the way, and what she learnt. She shares what is at the heart of this exhibition through the personal stories of the panel makers, who chose to represent the lives of those signing the petition for women’s right to vote.

Gallery stories

People of Papaioea
27 March 2021
People of Papaioea
A photographic exhibition by Catherine Russ recently brought one of the most iconic locations in Palmerston North into new focus. 
Warding off the march of time
25 August 2020
Warding off the march of time
Creating digital backups of artworks is a way of preserving them
The ghosts of forests past
20 February 2020
The ghosts of forests past
Who will remember the lost forests of Aotearoa?

Te Manawa is open under Covid-19 Alert Level One.