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Welcome to the Feilding and District Art Society

Established in 1969, the Feilding and District Art Society is a group of over 180 local artists, working together to enrich our community through visual arts.

From our home at Feilding Art Centre, we host exhibitions by emerging and established artists, run affordable workshops for artists at all stages of their journey, and have a shop filled with unique art objects by local creators. On top of that, we hold Manawatū Art Expo in July each year!

The Feilding and District Art Society is run by a committee dedicated to creating opportunities that connect our community through creativity, so that everyone can make, see and buy great local art. 

If you want to support our work, join us as a member or become a volunteer - we would love to meet you!


Feilding Art Centre has an ever-changing programme of exhibitions, with a new show on every month.
Our recent and upcoming exhibitions can be seen by scrolling the articles below:

Cheryl O'brien: AREN'T WE THE SAME?

July 1st - 30th / OPENING EVENT July 5th 5.30pm  'Aren’t We the Same?' is an examination of celebrity culture that asks us to define fame, and question how and why we differentiate ourselves fromRead more

Robyn Parkinson Quilters Journey

This exhibition is an opportunity to show some of my fibre art pieces as a collective, that have exhibited individually, around New Zealand and the World but never as a solo artist display.  IRead more

Tineke McLean Shapes and Scapes

Expressions that arouse the senses, inspired by nature and colour, in a variety of mediums. Visit to find out more about Tineke and her work.Read more

Members' awards 2024

View the best works from our Members in their annual competition. Awards Evening Friday the 3rd of May. Awards for Painting with Oils and Acrylics, Watercolours, and for painting with mixed media. AwRead more

Blind Drawing

APRIL 2 - 26th / Closing Event April 26th 5.30pm A participatory Community Exhibition with Eris Newson Using the technique of blind contour drawing Eris has painted a series of famous artists in inkRead more

Land to Sea

APRIL 2 to 26 | Official Opening: APRIL 2 at 5.30pm An Exhibition by Karen Pedersen, Mandy Bush and Lance Fitness. We embrace our love of the natural materials provided for our use from the “landRead more

Bridget Gowan: Me te wai kōrari - like the nectar of the flax flower

March 1 to 30 | Official Opening: March 2 at 1pm Me te wai kōrari is an exhibition of memory, loss, and hope, presented through the lens of hazy garden scapes and upcycled ceramics. "Inspired by theRead more

Charlotte Hird: Landforms

March 1 to 30 | Official Opening: March 1 at 5.30pm Landforms is an exhibition of watercolours by Charlotte Hird. "Making art is my daily flow - to eat, breathe and paint. Watercolour is my gig andRead more

Ruth Champion: Watercolour Country

February 7 to 29 Watercolour Country is a survey exhibition of works by artist, Ruth Champion, celebrating her passion for watercolour and love of the New Zealand landscape. Ruth Champion has beenRead more

Feilding at 150: The Art Exhibition

February 7 to 29 In 2024, we are celebrating 150 years of Manchester Block - the area we now know as Feilding. Our town is important to us for many reasons. In Feilding at 150, members of theRead more

Victoria McGovern: They Are Like Us

January 9 to February 6 ''All animals know it, except man, that the highest goal of life is joy''- Samuel Butler Humans and animals have so much in common. Like us, they experience the world consciouRead more

Colin Hoare: Work in Progress

January 9 to February 6 Colin Hoare is a self-taught impressionist artist from Feilding. His lively, vivid portraits are well-known, recognisable, and have been exhibited around the country. But ColiRead more

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