The Millennium Public Art Gallery presents a programme of regularly changing, curated art exhibitions and events. The exhibitions and programmes feature New Zealand and international artists in both nationally touring and locally curated exhibitions. Many exhibitions are based on works in the Gallery's permanent collection. Community-focused exhibitions are developed in conjunction with other local events and organisations, and present the work of Marlborough artists, iwi and school children. These art projects take place both at the Gallery and in other locations.
Art displayed at the Gallery ranges from paintings, photography and sculpture to a variety of forms of applied arts and craft. Exhibitions are accompanied by public programmes such as artist and curator talks and educational workshops and school holiday events.
The Gallery is also a popular venue for arts sector, community and business events.
A not for profit organisation, governed by a Charitable Trust and professionally managed, the Gallery's operation is supported by an extensive network of volunteers. The Gallery is partly funded by the Marlborough District Council and to generate additional funds to support the Gallery's programmes; annual fundraising events are held and books, cards, local art and jewellery are available to purchase in the gallery shop.
Ursula Bullard - An antipodean voyage - a retrospective / 9 October - 5 December 2021
Steven La Plante - TOOLS Our Connection to the Garden / 9 October - 5 December 2021
Rare and unrivalled beauty. Landscape Paintings from the Kelliher Art Trust Collection / 11 December 2021 - 13 February 2022
Blue Black - Lost & Found / Flotsam & Jetsam / 5 August - 3 October 2021
New Landscape: Robyn Bardas, Miranda Joseph and Sue Pearce / 7 August - 3 October 2021
Nga Haerenga - Journeys / 17 June – 25 July 2021
Sally Burton - Pale History / 17 June - 25 July 2021
Faka-Tokelau: Living with Change / 27 March - 2 May 2021
Koha 2021 - Recent Acquisitions / 8 May - 10 June 2021
Thinking / Unfolding / 27 March - 2 May 2021
Waipunarangi – Joanna Dudson Scott / 9 February - 21 March 2021
Kevin Judd - Travel Snaps / 9 February - 21 March 2021
Adam Portraiture Award 2020 / 19 December 2020 - 31 January 2021
Local Knowledge - Euan Macleod and Gregory O'Brien 31 October - 13 December 2020
The Wading Birds of Drybread | Gregory O’Brien / 31 October - 13 December 2020
Folio - Marlborough Youth Art Exhibition 2020 / 1 August - 13 September 2020
Koha / 30 June - 26 July 2020
Te Moananui A Kiwa / 20 May 2020 - 21 June 2020
Paradise Lost: Daniel Solander’s Legacy / 20 May 2020 - 28 June 2020
Elizabeth Thomson - Cellular Memory / 1 February - 8 March 2020
Te Pokohiwi O Kupe - Revisiting Past Voyages / 16 November 2019 - 23 February 2020
Time Travellers - Tuia Te Muka Tangata Ki Uta: Shared Futures / 16 November 2019 - 26 January 2020
Spring / 28 September - 10 November 2019
Nicola Jackson - The Bloggs / 28 September - 10 November 2019