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With strange aeons

10 JanExhibitions

  Doors are usually the gateways to a journey. Open them, go through them, ta-dah. Everyone’s heard this story. James Robinson looked at doors and decided to make the tale about them...

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A Christmas Shopping List

13 DecCommunity / Events

When Christmas looms with no ideas Or presents inspiration lacks Don't fret! Don't fear! We're here to help! Te Manawa takes up the slack A shopping list we've here prepared All things...

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The Painter in the Painting

3 NovEvents / Exhibitions

On 5 September, artist Euan Macleod (above, at left) and his friend, curator Gregory O'Brien, gave a talk in Gallery One, discussing the works of the Painter exhibition. This is the text of that...

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Querying Kiwi Comedy, Part 2

12 SepCommunity / Exhibitions

This is the text of the talk given by Dr Nick Holm of Massey University on 25 May. Due to the presentation's length, it has been divided into two separate posts. Part 1 can be found here. The...

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Querying Kiwi Comedy, Part 1

12 SepCommunity / Exhibitions

THE TOPP TWINS, PROVINCIAL NEW ZEALAND AND THE POLITICS OF HUMOUR This is the text of the talk given by Dr Nick Holm of Massey University on 25 May. Due to the presentation's length, it has been...

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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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School Britannia

18 Jul

The Supernova exhibition features a child's Britannia costume. Te Manawa interviews Alice Hunt, for whom the costume was made in 1935. What was the significance of the school balls? Were they...

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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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Prepare to receive boarders

8 JunCommunity / Events

The board games renaissance has been going on for more than twenty years. It continues to gather strength to this day. This Sunday 10 December, join the revolution, as Te Manawa begins a new...

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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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