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Wall to Wall

18 Apr

The members of NOA Open Studio have taken their art to the next level on the renewed Church St art wall. Based at Te Manawa, last September they launched the Paste Up! project. A blank wall...

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The Art of Flying

30 May

Museums are an endless source of interest and fascination, as a single collection item can spin the viewer off on numerous historical tangents. Take this painting, for example; normally housed...

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They say it’s your birthday

6 Mar

Children love coming to Te Manawa. KidsTM is consistently one of the museum’s most popular “exhibition”, and the Imagination Playspace in the atrium is always alive with creativity. And...

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Take me to the river

20 Jul

Te Manawa commissioned a painting from local artist Shane Cotton. The finished work, River Diamond Blue, is now on display in the Supernova exhibition alongside its working drawing. Rob Mildon...

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Meeting the metaphysical

30 Jun

Rebecca Swan believes our society has a fear of death. Not of the event itself, necessarily, but of talking about it. Coming to grips with it and its effect on our lives. So she made The...

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Safe and open for everyone

24 May

The NOA Open Studio’s table is a riot of colour, as artists put paint to paper amid patterned materials and inspirational books. NOA is both an acronym for Notes Of Art and Te Reo for...

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Arts Access for all

24 May

Palmerston North’s Te Manawa Museum has won the inaugural Arts Access Aotearoa Award at the ServiceIQ 2017 New Zealand Museum Awards held for the first time in the city last night. Te Manawa...

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Life on the cutting edge

10 Apr

Last week Te Manawa hosted the team from Mahuki, an arm of Te Papa that incubates and fosters new enterprises in the GLAM sector (that’s Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums), ones...

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The corridors of history

26 Aug

"It's about nine different buildings all Sellotaped together" Our Atrium has filled with scaffolding and work is well underway on replacing the skylight there, it’s a good time to dig into...

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Photographs and Pineapple Lumps

22 JunEvents / Exhibitions

Kali Kopae, Hilda Trujillo and Lyndee-Jane Rutherford at Te Manawa Wellington-based actor and director Lyndee-Jane Rutherford came to the opening of Frida Kahlo - Her Photos in March. Now,...

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Growing pains

16 JunExhibitions / Learning and Discovery

One of our cave weta was captured on camera shedding its skin, so our live exhibits keeper Mia is here to tell us a bit more about this shy, secluded species Cave weta are pretty unique and...

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A vigorous REACTion

2 Mar

It’s quiet outside the old Rangiwahia dairy factory. On the way up it was blowing a gale, but now the only sound is the tractor in the paddock up the hill. The place was built in 1936 and...

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