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Featured Exhibitions

Len Lye <em>Ribbon Snake</em> 1965. Len Lye Foundation Collection, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
Len Lye: Convolutions
  • 19 Dec 2017 — 2 Apr 2018
  • Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre

Loops of plastic pass through a structure of rollers to form slowly morphing bulges and curves.

Reuben Paterson <em>The Golden Bearing</em> 2014. Govett-Brewster Collection
Reuben Paterson: The Golden Bearing
  • 25 Nov 2017 — 28 Jan 2018
  • Gallery 6

Reuben Paterson’s well-loved, shimmering golden sculpture, The Golden Bearing, is presented inside the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery for the first time.

Para Matchitt <em>Whakapapa IV</em> 1987. 
Govett-Brewster Collection
Para Matchitt: Whakapapa IV
  • 10 Mar — 29 Jul 2018
  • West ramp

In Te Ao Māori the wharenui bridges the earthly and the spiritual through carvings of whakapapa (genealogy) connecting the world of the living with their tūpuna (ancestors) and the realm of the gods.

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 Being Billy Apple
  • Mon 22 Jan 2018. 11:30AM—12:40PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema

A documentary on the man, the artist, the brand.

Bowie Film FestivalLabyrinth
  • Sun 28 Jan 2018. 1—2:50PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema

A 16-year-old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby ...

 Rose Hobart by Joseph Cornell
  • Sat 3 Feb 2018. 3—3:20PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema

The experimental collage film made in 1936 by artist Joseph Cornell screens to accompany the ...

  • Sun 4 Feb 2018. 4—5:30PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema

A powerful and challenging story surrounding the tangi of a small boy who dies at ...

 School Life
  • Sun 11 Feb 2018. 4—5:40PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema

John and Amanda teach Latin, English and Guitar at a fantastical stately-home turned school. Nearly ...

  • Sun 4 Mar 2018. 4—5:50PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema

From the author of The Whale Rider, a tale of family rivalry and reconciliation, set ...

Late night cinemaCity of Gold
  • Thu 8 Mar 2018. 7—8:40PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema

A documentary portrait that takes us into Jonathan Gold’s universe to tell the improbable ...

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