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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 150 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, host affordable workshops for artists at all stages of their journey, and run 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 here to create opportunities, to connect our creative community, and be a hub where everyone can make, see or buy great local art.

If you want to support our work, join us as a member or become a volunteer - we would love for you to become a part of our thriving creative community. You can also browse our menu to explore the other opportunities we offer.


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:

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

Arts Collective

December 8 to January 8 The Arts Collective Cash and Carry exhibition is back for 2023! The Arts Collective Exhibition is an annual show in which members of the Feilding and District Art SocietyRead more

Tima Simms: Walk With Me

Nov 20 to Dec 6 | Opening Event and Artist Talk: November 25 at 12.30pm Walk With Me is an invitation from Feilding artist, Tima Simms. She would like you to join her on a creative journey from griefRead more

Taku Tikanga - My Culture

November 3 to 17 | Opening Event Nov 3 at 5pm The Taku Tikanga exhibition brings together tamariki from across Te Kāhui Ako о̄ Kawakawa. Creative kids from all 14 schools have been broughtRead more

2023 Art Awards Exhibition

The Feilding and District Art Society is thrilled to present the 2023 Art Awards - an exhibition of excellent new work by artists from all over New Zealand.Read more

Wouna Le Roux: Betwixt and Between

'Betwixt and Between' refers to in-between transitional, liminal states of being. It is an exhibition inspired by moments of passage, and phases of life where we are neither here nor there, not oneRead more

Small Works Exhibition

Miniature masterpieces are on display throughout August, as our local artists prove that great art comes in small packages!Read more

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