Thermostat 1st opening in new gallery May 2003

Blast from the past. Circa 2003

Thermo poster

It’s been a while….

The Boardroom will be opening our doors for the upcoming Manawatu Art Trail on 30 Sept – 1 Oct 2017. This old poster gives a little clue as to who will be the exhibiting artist. No it’s not the little black dog…

Rainer Bros Invite

It’s been a while but we’re looking forward to hosting another Rayner Brothers show in The Boardroom this month. This time an assortment of ceramic wall plates. Don’t miss out!

Pork Chop Hill Invite

Art Meets Streetwear

Opening Labour Weekend for the launch of the first 10 designs.

284 Cuba Street, Palmerston North.


Ghost Tower April 8 2014

New Public Sculpture

GHOST TOWER by Louise Purvis

The Palmerston North Public Sculpture Trust is delighted to present the 8th work in the collection. Please join us on the lawn between the i-site building and the edge of The Square for the formal viewing and presentation to the city at 2pm on Sunday 13 April 2014. Everyone is welcome.



Open by appointment

Paul and Mark Rayners’ exhibition “In the Lounge” can be viewed by appointment until the end of the month.


Swampthing Book Review

Smoking Kids by Frieke Janssens

A series of postcards on display in The Boardroom (between exhibitions) has sparked a review in Swampthing digital magazine.

Coming up…  new exhibitions are scheduled for dates in November and December 2013. To make sure you hear about them, please contact the gallery with your email details.

The Boardroom. Email:


April 2013 002

Watch this space…

THE BOARDROOM (next floor up from the old Thermostat Gallery) is getting a make-over. We will host short term, occasional exhibitions/events in this space.

Art New Zealand Magazine


Art New Zealand Magazine, Issue # 142, Winter 2012

Guaging the Heat: Thermostat Gallery July 2001 – May 2012



Kens Kitchen


With these two in charge, Thermostat was always going to have an entertaining night out for our final dinner with artists and friends after the opening of NOT JUST A PRETTY PICTURE.  Thank you Ken’s Kitchen for providing a thoroughly enjoyable banquet in a packed little restaurant.


New public sculpture


Giants Amongst Us

Konstantin Dimopoulos

Saturday 12 May 2012

11.00am Corner of Cuba and Taonui Streets (opposite Café Cuba)

Prior to the launch the artist will give a short talk about this work and his other global projects.

Event Central, Ground floor, George Street, Palmerston North

10.00am: City Library doors open  – 10.15am: Talk commences

If bad weather on the day the launch will take place in the library.




Tribute Tee Shirts

Please contact the gallery if you would like to purchase one of our 1st edition tribute tee-shirts in either black or red. We have a few left in a range of sizes. The tee’s were created as a result of people expressing their sadness about Thermostat Gallery closing at the end of May, so we have made it a tribute to many businesses in Palmerston North that have made an impression in the past…. none of which still exist. They are “gone but not forgotten”. The tee shirts are $30 each (plus $5 postage).

Zombots head home



This special event was captured on camera as the new owners of Caitlin Bell’s fabulous Zombots made their way home from the gallery on foot.

Eye Contact Review


Peter Ireland’s article (Big, Small and the Last Days)  about

Angela Lane’s exhibition A Sequence of Events at

Thermostat Gallery (9 – 29 March) can be viewed on the

Eye Contact website (listed under links on this page)

Paul Rayner leopard 004

Scallywag window gallery



Paul Rayner has made a new series of ceramics. There are a number of small cheetahs and leopards priced at $80 – $120


Art All Magazine

Magazine feature: Artists in Palmy



Art All, Artists Alliance magazine, Issue 103 / Winter 2011

Editor, Maggie Gresson after a recent visit to Palmerston North  said  ”it became apparent that there was a lot to be said for being an artist living and working in Palmy”.

Interviews with Shane Cotton (cover image), Rachael Rakena, Robert Jahnke,Saffronn Te Ratana, NgataiTaepa, David Pearce and Catherine Russ of Thermostat Gallery are included.


Incredibly Hot Sex with Hideous People


An anthology of Bryce Galloway’s long running Wellington fanzine

has just been released by Auckland art books publisher, Clouds.

We have several copies available at Thermostat.



Eye Contact Review



Mark Amery’s review of the WAHINE exhibition at Thermostat “Maori Women Artists in Palmerston North” can be seen on the Eye Contact website 27/9/11  (listed under links on this page)


Olive Devil



See new works at Scallywag (Window Gallery) including this classic Mark Rayner “Olive Devil”

1970′s protest march

This old photograph has surfaced thanks to Karl and the Millar family archives.

It shows the UFS building where Thermostat Gallery is now located (to the right of the Hannahs building)

Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

Surrealism: The Poetry of Dreams

This years winter break involved a visit to (no, not the Auckland Art Fair) the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in Brisbane to see  Surrealism: The Poetry of Dreams, on loan from the Musee National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris. 186 works by 54 artists, the exhibition is well worth a visit.

free art invite

Free art give away

To celebrate Thermostats 10th birthday (22/7/01 – 22/7/11) we are giving away art for free.  All artworks have been donated for the occasion. One night only.





Scallywag Window Gallery


Ph: 027 672 4914

Thermo ft. Rayner Brothers


Scallywag features the work of ceramic artists, Paul and Mark Rayner (The Rayner Brothers) and operates under the umbrella of Thermostat Gallery.

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