Ngā Kōrero


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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Warding off the march of time

25 AugCollections

The digitisation of artworks in the Te Manawa collection has passed another milestone. All the unglazed large works – more than three hundred of them, living on racks in the collection...

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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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Becoming Dementia Friendly

13 MayCommunity

As a museum without boundaries, Te Manawa welcomes everyone in our community. Most of the time a friendly greeting is enough, but some days we need to do a bit more for our visitors. For...

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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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Wool-gather with us

2 MarCommunity / Events

Do you feel a warmth towards wool? Are you in touch with textiles? The Fibre Festival at Te Manawa on 8 March will be for you. Combining retail stalls with demonstrations of technique and...

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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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Te Manawa CEO appointed to Te Papa board

5 DecCommunity

Te Manawa Chief Executive Andy Lowe is one of two newly appointed members to the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa board, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage confirmed...

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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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A matter of perspective

26 SepCommunity

Is it all in tatters! Should the art gallery split from Te Manawa? Should the Manawatū art gallery split from the Te Manawa Museum - essentially separating from science and technology in the...

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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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