Previous Exhibitions

Dec 2023 / Jan 2024 - All things small and wonderful - group exhibition

To end 2023 and welcome the new year ahead, ZIMMERMAN’s summer exhibition celebrates art works that are "small and wonderful".

As works leave this evolving exhibition, new works will progressively be added to take their place - come take a look when you're out and about this summer.

The gallery is open every Thursday to Saturday until 3pm on Christmas Eve, then re-opening Thursday 11 January 2024.  


All things small and wonderful


ZIMMERMAN’s summer exhibition showcases works that are “small and wonderful” – with art works by ten artists opening the show, and works by other artists set to arrive in the weeks ahead.

Exhibiting at ZIMMERMAN for the first time is Palmerston North ceramic artist Justin Cook. Justin’s assembled creatures great and small are inspired by extinct indigenous species and animals from other places that might seek to journey here.

Also new to the gallery this month are pulp art paintings by Roger Key, a celebration of the B-grade movie genre, with its cast of heroes, baddies, damsels in distress and interplanetary travellers.

New works by textile artist Michele Irving imagine a fantastical world in which cats and dogs feast and frolic, while paintings by Tony Rumball portray scenes from both still life and out and about.

Daniel Dibble’s bronze birdmen appear suspended in a trance-like state; on the wall behind them is a new psychedelic abstract painting by Deano Shirriffs.

Sean Crawford’s Red, White and Blue laser cut spray cans reflect on questions of patriotism and territorial claims, while a gourd from the artist’s own garden is reproduced in bronze in Fran Dibble’s sculpture Small Worlds.

Repurposed wood is employed to dramatic effect by artists Claudia Aalderink and Cam Munroe; Claudia with a series of works made from charred, recycled beehives, and Cam Munroe with two paintings on shadow cladding.

As sold works can be taken home immediately, new works are set to arrive in the coming weeks – including works by Brett a’Court, Kirsty Gardiner and Lee-Ann Dixon.

So this summer exhibition is one to revisit – come take a look!

Exhibition continues until Sunday 28 January 2024