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Graphic: An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand 1966.


This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

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Manawatu Society of Arts

This is one of the youngest art societies, having been incorporated in 1956. An attractive modern gallery at the corner of Grey and Carroll Streets, Palmerston North, contains a main chamber 60 feet by 31 feet with adjoining workrooms and studios. It was erected by public subscriptions, contributions from the society, and a subsidy from the City Council. The building is owned and maintained by the council. The society's income from members' subscriptions is devoted to the activities of the society. Administration is in the hands of an executive committee of 12. The Society holds one annual exhibition and maintains continuous loan exhibitions of painting, pottery, and sculpture. The society has a small permanent collection.