The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre. Photo Patrick Reynolds

The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre. Photo Patrick Reynolds

Property NZ Best in Category award

20 Jun 2017

New Plymouth's Len Lye Centre and Govett Brewster Art Gallery is the civic and arts property of the year.

The Len Lye Centre, designed by Patterson Associates architects, opened in July 2015, as a new addition to the nearly 50 years-old contemporary art museum, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery.

The building took the Best title in the Civic and Arts category. The announcement was made at the Property Council industry awards in Auckland on Friday 16 June.


More awards and accolades for the contemporary art museum:

2017       Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre highlighted as ‘a deliciously offbeat new gallery’ in the world’s largest independent guide book publisher Lonely Planet announcement of Taranaki as the 2nd best region in the world to visit in its Best in Travel 2017 publication

2017        Clelands Construction Limited won gold at the New Zealand Commercial Project Awards 2017 for the Len Lye Centre project

2016       Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre won gold for Large Brand Identity at Designers Institute Best Design Awards

2016       Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre finalist in Australian Graphic Design Awards

2016       Len Lye Centre a finalist in the Culture Category of the World Architecture Festival Awards

2016       Len Lye Centre named the Best Creative Place in the LGNZ Creative New Zealand Excellence Awards

2011       Big ‘A’ Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award 2011 to the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery for going to extraordinary lengths to become more accessible to the disabled community

2009       The Governors’ Award from the Arts Foundation of New Zealand to the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, for its commitment to contemporary art

2005       Creative New Zealand awarded the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery the Premier Award for its strategic plan, as well as the Arts Provision: District Councils category, for the 2005 Creative Places Awards