Artists & Art Groups.



Aziza Bellydance, is a local performing group in Palmerston North who shares their passion for Arabic culture expressing it through the Middle Eastern dance as an art form. Formed in 2007, they are committed to educating the public about both traditional and modern form of the dance. 

Current group classes -

Wednesday: Aziza Bellydance LITE (an Introduction to Bellydance) Shed 23 from 6:30-7:30
Thursday: Palmerston North Girls High Y12 dance class
Friday: Aziza Bellydance Performing group from 5:30-7pm

Stage performance mentoring can also be offered to dancers familiar to us to maximise the influence of personality to the dance. 

For any queries you may contact us at:



Jan Barnett 

Phone 021 515 881

"Creative Expressionist"



Massey University Fire Club was founded in 2005 by a group of students and friends brought together by a passion for performing with fire. The club is affiliated with MUSA (Massey University Students' Association) and has grown to incorporate a wide variety of performance arts, thus our name change to Massey University Fire & Circus in 2015.

We run free classes for members and support them as they craft their skills with fire, circus, and flow arts. Our regular meetings are at 7:30pm at the Activity Centre on Orchard Road at the Massey Turitea campus.

MUFC are proud supporters of local arts and cultural events. You may have already seen our antics, fire dancing, juggling, or up on stilts, at various community events and seasonal festivals around the Manawatu.

If you want to hire us, or need more information, feel free to contact us at



I'm a visual artist in Palmerston North. I have exhibited art in Square Edge for the last 4 years with the WAI collective, have done creative work for the council and chorus, a community mural at Milson playcentre, received CNZ funding for my solo exhibition Growing Wings, ( ) I was recently part of a group exhibition in the Levin library and am now currently exhibiting in Snails Gallery In a group exhibition called "Sisters of Soil"
I received a scholarship this year to complete my final year at the Learning Connexion , School of Art and Creativity in Wellington. I love the Palmerston North art community and really feel it growing and thriving !
My number is 0211740118 and my art alias is Keli.J art



To foster in young musicians a life-long interest in orchestral music

To provide an opportunity for members to develop their musicianship and explore the orchestral repertoire in public performance

To work co-operatively with other musical groups in the area and support their events

To promote orchestral music within the community 

To provide affordable family concerts in Palmerston North



Jennifer is a musician, composer and educator with many years of experience. She has sung as a classical soprano with the Australian Opera, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and The Song Company.

She wrote and performed the popular Baby Proms™ concerts with the Auckland Philharmonia and Vector Wellington Orchestras, and has won two ‘Tui’ awards for her children’s albums at the NZ Music Awards.

Jennifer is passionate about providing opportunities for all to experience the sheer joy of music through accessible music making. She is featured as one of Palmerston North’s Creative Giants.

Jennifer is the founder and voice leader of Palmerston North’s freshest choir, The Manawatu Community Choir, which has a wide following, allowing all ages to find and re-find the joy of singing with others.

She leads Manawatu African Drumming which enables adults to experience the joy and exuberance of African drumming in a friendly environment.  Jennifer is also proud to lead the exciting performing drumming ensemble, Manawataki. Jennifer enjoys helping others to get their groove on and teaches African Dance classes in the Manawatu,

 Jennifer frequently guides corporate and school groups and school children with Team Drumming enabling them to colour their lives with music.

Jennifer has created many opportunities for music making through the power of the ukulele. She provides opportunities for people to learn ukulele, facilitates Palmy Ukulele Festival and is a founding member of the performing electro-acoustic ukulele band Ukephoria!

Jennifer’s most recent project is co-leading interactive Drum & Dance tours to Ghana, West Africa!: Akuma Adventures!

Jennifer is delighted to be sharing her passion for music with others.


Studio on the Square

Studio on the Square has two Art Groups where artists meet to create and exchange ideas. 

Social Life Drawing meets weekly, Thursday mornings 10am to 12noon, to draw from a life model.

The Art Collective is a group of people who use the shared Studio Space. Membership gives  access to the space anytime day or night. There are two studios with natural light, a storage area and a kitchen.


021 774 192
Facebook page -

Born in Taranaki in 1973, I am a Palmerston North based artist working in acrylic and mixed media. I paint figures, landscapes, faces and abstracts.  I won the Manawatu Art Award oil/acrylic prize in 2001 and the Manawatu Phone Book Cover in 2003. I've exhibited in many galleries, including Red Olive Studios in Sydney, and my work is in private collections in NZ, Australia, Canada and America. I am qualified in museum studies art preservation and have worked as an art teacher for adults and children.  I love abstract art, colour and texture!

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Wooly Riot is Palmy's own yarnbombing street-art group.

We meet every first Tuesday of the month at 7pm at Chokolato in the Downtown complex. To contact the group or confirm meeting details, check out the Facebook page: Wooly Riot Enjoy the gallery of some of our yarnbombings.

Wooly Riot: Making Palmy More Colourful By Stealth