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From Shed to Santa’s Cave

8 DecCommunity / Exhibitions

The smell of friction-scorched wood fills the air inside the Menz Shed on Racecourse Road. Conversation tries to rise above the buzz of power tools. It’s almost exactly like Santa’s...

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Towards past and future 

9 SepCollections / Exhibitions

A new exhibition now open at the Te Manawa Art Gallery celebrates the enduring importance of Māori visual arts education in Te Papaioea. “Toioho XXV – Ki Mua, Ki Muri” marks the...

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Finding common ground

17 JulCommunity / Exhibitions

  by Carly Thomas A new exhibition at Te Manawa has stepped away from conventionality and stepped into a collection of Covid-19 bubbles. Common … Pause is a digitally projected...

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Welcome to Tamariki

29 MayCommunity / Exhibitions

Visitors to Te Manawa in May and June will be greeted by an unusual sight. The normally bright and open façade of the KidsTM space has been boarded up, and from behind the hoardings comes the...

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Remembering Kiwis at war 

18 MarExhibitions

Before Covid-19 and the lockdown, Te Manawa had a small but important Anzac-related exhibition about to open. Ngā Toa - Many Warriors tells the stories of two local men who served during the...

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The ghosts of forests past

20 FebExhibitions

Large-scale artworks are the great love of Whanganui-based artist Sue Cooke.   Her recent work Long Hee Lee is 3 metres high and now stretches along sixteen metres of the gallery wall...

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A Summer of Science

26 NovExhibitions / Learning and Discovery

Te Manawa’s summer programme has launched with the opening of a new interactive science exhibition. Mighty Small, Mighty Bright focuses on the science of the very small. It was developed by...

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More than what you see

27 AugCommunity / Exhibitions

There is a new addition to our Taku P’eu Tupuna exhibition: a garment created by 16-year-old Evangeline (Apiti Tuauri Te Kura) Meti-Nicholas that won third place at the Pasifika Fusion cultural...

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Welcome Back Zealandia

30 AprCommunity / Exhibitions

Programme developer Tony Rasmussen explains the origins of Farewell Zealandia Farewell Zealandia is an exhibition of New Zealand songs from the Great War. Originally exhibited at Te Manawa in...

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Trevallies all the way down

30 AprExhibitions

We asked artist John Tarlton to give us a tour of his exhibition "How Green Was My Trevally". The tour was recorded by Manawatū People's Radio; full audio can be found in their...

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Last post for rugby WW1 exhibition

19 FebExhibitions

Balls, Bullets & Boots is a unique commemorative exhibition that tackles the story of wartime rugby. This autumn it will be on display at Te Manawa, its last public appearance before retirement....

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A champion for the Art Gallery

18 JanCollections / Community / Events / Exhibitions

Building on the successful re-invigoration of the city’s art gallery, Te Manawa has appointed a new Art Gallery Manager to oversee gallery activities, events and programmes. Toni Edmeades...

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