Manawatu Art Expo

The Manawatu Art Expo is our region’s premier event for artists and art aficionados. It takes place at the Palmerston North Conference and Function Centre in the second weekend of July.

A cash and carry event, Manawatu Expo is an opportunity for members of the public to buy original artwork at affordable prices, directly from the artist.

Join us for the weekend of July 15 to 17 between 9am and 4.30pm to see great art, meet great artists, and take in the excitement of this major event on our region's cultural calendar. With entry only $5 for adults and under 14s free - why not come along? 

Tickets are available to purchase at the door via cash or Eftpos.

The Feilding and District Art Society thanks our principal supporters, the Central Economic Development Ageny and Manawatū District Council, for helping deliver this year's Manawatu Art Expo.


The Artists

More than 90 artists will be exhibiting at Manawatu Art Expo in 2022. We're showcasing just a few of them here and hope you can join us on the day to see the full breadth of work on display.

Guest Artist 2022: Vonnie Sterritt

Vonnie Sterritt is an Otago-born, Palmerston North-based artist renowned for her landscape paintings. Growing up within the surrounds of the Clutha and now the Manawatu rivers mean water, gorges, and rivers, are a part of her identity. It is these natural elements which find their way into her painting - something which, for Vonnie, "is both an obsession and vocation [...] I paint because I don't know how not to!"

Vonnie's obsession has seen her produce works which now reside in collections around the world. She has also exhibited widely in New Zealand, Canada, and the USA.

As the Manawatu Art Expo Guest Artist for 2022, Vonnie will be the first artist visitors meet when arriving at Palmerston North Conference and Function Centre. As well as selling artworks, she'll be on site throughout the weekend to give talks and hold demonstrations - a fabulous opportunity to meet one of our region's best-known painters. 

Val Jones

Natalia Vidyakina

Katharine Collin

Emilie Geant

Darren Wallace

Graham Christensen

Andrea Connor

Jonathan Ormrod

Rachele Henderson

Rochelle MacBeth

Gill Allen

Allen Gamble

Michele Theobald

Carla Woollaston

Jin Hou

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