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We welcome new members to the Te Manawa Art Society who share our enthusiasm and passion for the visual arts.

Te Manawa Art Society is conscious of its responsibility toward the collection, and continues to support the Art Gallery and its place in the institution of the Te Manawa Museums Trust, by:

  • helping curate exhibitions from the Manawatu Art Collection
  • organizing workshops, and regular member events with guest speakers
  • continuing to add to the collection when possible

The Te Manawa Art Society Inc is an incorporated society and registered charity CC22229.

Each year at the Annual General Meeting, membership elect a committee to work collaboratively with Te Manawa Museums Trust, custodians of the Manawatu Art Collection, and to administer the affairs of the incorporated society.

The Committee currently consists of;

  • David Crowley – Chair

  • Anne Walker – Deputy Chair and Treasurer
  • Shelley Turner – Secretary

  • Nicki Crowley – member
  • Tania Kopytko – member
  • Jean Corbin Thomas – member
  • Stuart Shwartz – member
  • Jill Cameron – member

Join Us

Become a member of the Te Manawa Art Society and support our work, by paying or renewing your membership subscription here. You will be directed to our secure paypal link where payment may be made by credit card on-line.

The benefits of membership of the Te Manawa Art Society include:

  • a new member welcome pack
  • invitations to exhibition openings and events at the Art Gallery
  • invitations to member only functions and events
  • 10% discount on selected Art Gallery merchandise
  • Manawatu Art Collection quarterly newsletter by email

All membership subscriptions are GST inclusive, and renew on 1 July each year

Download Single/Family/Student membership form here

Corporate Memberships

Te Manawa Art Society invite businesses and organizations to join as Corporate Members and to advance the development and growth of the Manawatu Art Collection. 100% of Corporate Member subscriptions will be used for acquisition of new art works.

Contact us to discuss Corporate Membership benefits on [email protected]

Corporate membership per annum

  • Gold $500
  • Silver $250
  • Bronze $100

All membership subscriptions are GST inclusive, and renew on 1 July each year
Download Corporate Membership Form here

*The corporate membership includes all the benefits of the normal membership.

Contact us today if you have any queries or want to be part of the The Manawatu Arts Society.