Art Gallery | Exhibitions

A fabric meat cleaver stuck in a block of wood

14 August - 21 NovemberKutarere Sunrise

Kutarere Sunrise, by Lauren Lysaght, reflects on gender roles but is rooted in nostalgia. It mixes seriousness with humour and blends female craft with reflections on male labour, in a heartfelt tribute to Lysaght’s father Nelson, a butcher born and raised in Kutarere.
A carriage and a topiaried bush

14 August - 21 NovemberTrifecta

Trifecta, by Lauren Lysaght, is a thought-provoking installation dealing with racing and the associated social issues surrounding gambling, a subject relevant to many in New Zealand society.
A Māori cloak

22 October - 12 DecemberNāku te kaupapa, māu e tāniko

An exhibition weaving together the works of both past and current students of the Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, Maunga Kura Toi, Bachelor of Māori Arts programme. The selected works explore and reflect on Te Whare Pora (the house of weaving) through all three disciplines of Ngā mahi a te whare pora (Weaving), Whakairo (Carving) and Rauangi (Visual arts).

23 October - 30 January 2022Locals

The Te Manawa Art Society presents a specially curated selection of works from the Te Manawa collection.

Coming Soon

11 December - 29 April 2022Keening

Jack Trolove makes large-scale gestural paintings that he thinks of as “second skins for us to feel through”. Using swathes of oil paint, in thick lumps and thin stretches, he makes marks that mimic the processes which occur during the shifting, liminal states we experience in our lives - like when we’re ‘falling apart’ with grief or falling in love. This show is a celebration of paint’s mysterious ability to carry feeling.

16 November - 6 January 2022Matatau

The annual exhibition of works by graduates from Massey University’s Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts programme.

Te Manawa will open at the later time of 12.30pm on Weds 27 October