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AUG 12

Gallery chief proud of leading role

12 August 2014

Taranaki Daily News By Isobel Ewing There's more to contemporary art than meets the eye. Isobel Ewing talks to Govett- Brewster Art Gallery director Simon Rees about cultural value and his vision for New Plymouth. On Christmas Day 1976 Simon Rees saw The Nutcracker Suite on TV and thought "I... More »

FEB 14

New boss out to grow gallery's audience

14 February 2014

Taranaki Daily News By Taryn Utiger Simon Rees has returned to Taranaki to lead the region's premier art gallery into the future. The 42-year-old has moved back to New Plymouth from Vienna with his wife Nicole and his 3-year-old son Misha. Mr Rees, who grew up in Whanganui, worked at the... More »

OCT 15

New director named for Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

15 October 2013

artsHub - by Gina Fairley New Zealand powerhouse gallery takes a new director with Simon Rees, at a time of great change. Simon Rees is hardly a new face for Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and its world renowned Len Lye Centre. From 2002-2004 he was the curator of contemporary art for the gallery... More »

MAY 30

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery Seeks New Director

30 May 2013

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery seeks new Director Deadline for application: Monday 15 July, 2013  Click here for further info on the position Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery is New Zealand’s leading contemporary art museum and home to... More »

MAR 05

35 Years Since Len Lye's First Exhibition at the Govett-Brewster

05 March 2012

On 5 March 35 years ago, Len Lye’s first ever New Zealand exhibition opened at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. The exhibition, Len Lye: Kinetic Works, featured the thunderous work Trilogy (A Flip and Two Twisters) and other kinetic works Blade and Fountain. The exhibition also featured Lye’s films... More »

DEC 15

Dick Bett, AM 1947 - 2011

15 December 2011

Director Rhana Devenport and all Govett-Brewster Art Gallery staff deeply regret the recent passing of Dick Bett. Dick was the Gallery’s Director from 1979 – 1984. After leaving the Gallery Dick and his family settled in Hobart, Tasmania, where he established and ran the Bett Gallery for 25 years.... More »

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