There Is No Other Home But This:
Areez Katki and Khadim Ali
Curator: Zara Stanhope
There Is No Other Home But This surveys the practices of two artists whose work is a space to celebrate and explore contemporary life as it connects to ancient cultures and beliefs.
Rainbow Dance: Len Lye
Join the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in celebrating 120 years of Len Lye.
Rainbow Dance surveys Len Lye’s multimedia practice over his fifty-year career with essential, must-see film and sculptural works together with lesser known and recently conserved works from the Len Lye Foundation collection and archive.
Convolutions: Len Lye
One of Len Lye’s most novel projects is realised. Alternatively known as 'Wall Serpent' or 'Wall Motion Sculpture', 'Convolutions' is among Len Lye’s most intriguing large-scale kinetic sculptures.
Surveying the Surveyor:
Chevron Hassett’s artwork in the Open Window is a new addition to his on-going project interacting with colonial narratives, specifically histories that have shaped the identity of communities and their landscape.
Saturday 28 May
11 AM - 5 PM
The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and the Ngāmotu Pacific community invite you to participate in a day of art and culture recognising and celebrating Pacific arts in our community.
Hear from Pasifika artists and thought-leaders on the future of Pacific arts in Taranaki, learn traditional weaving techniques in our workshops, enjoy dance performances, live tatau demonstrations and much more in this Pasifika-packed occasion.
Friends Fabulous 50th
Saturday 25 June
7 PM - 11 PM
The Friends of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre have been around since 1971, and since then have supported, promoted and advocated for the Gallery, and given our Friends the chance to be part of its remarkable story.
We look forward to celebrating 50 years with you!
The Power of the Dog
Wed 18 May 22 — Len Lye Cinema
Don't miss the chance to catch this film again on the big screen, a rich, menacing neo-Western tackling cowboy brothers and the woman who comes between them. Set against the hazy grasslands of 1920s Montana.
Thu 19 May 22 — Len Lye Cinema
Esther is at the end of her career as Head Seamstress at Dior Avenue Montaigne workshop. One day, she gets her handbag stolen in the metro by a 20 year old woman, Jade. Instead of calling the police she decides to take care of Jade.
Nobody Has to Know
Thu 19 May 22 — Len Lye Cinema
After a stroke and no memories from his past, Phil encounters Millie who inhabits a desert part of Isle of Lewis. She will shortly entrust him with his deepest secret: they were in love.
Sun 22 May 22 — Len Lye Cinema
Vai is a portmanteau feature film made by nine female Pacific filmmakers.
Perspectives and experiences of Sam Scott
Tue 24 May 22 — Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre
“What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” - Perspectives and experiences of Sam Scott.
Join us for an evening with Sam Scott, Massive Theatre Company’s founder and artistic director. Sam's kōrero will delve into her career in theatre and why she loves working in the arts!
Lalaga Pasifika at the Gallery - 28 May
Celebrate Pasifika creativity as we weave together Pasifika art, culture and community at the first Lalaga Pasifika, happening in and around the Gallery from 11am – 4pm on Saturday 28th May.
Thinking Out Loud
The new ArtNow.nz essay series – Thinking Out Loud – features an insight into the preparation for an exhibition by Areez Katki.
Everyday fabrics given new life with traditional skills
Areez Katki’s intricate embroideries and earthen sculpture adds rich family narrative and insight into Persian cultural history to There is no other home but this exhibition.
Smuggled tapestries from Afghanistan adorn New Plymouth Art Gallery
Three towering tapestries are about to take pride of place in New Plymouth’s premier contemporary art Gallery after being smuggled out of war-torn Afghanistan disguised as cushions.
Book of Len Lye’s poems released
The first collection of poetry by the internationally recognised pioneering filmmaker and kinetic artist Len Lye has been published by the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and Len Lye Foundation.
Gallery part of Grounded in Place Symposium
Over three days in October, the Grounded in Place online symposium presented a conversation between 16 Frist Nation artists, curators, and filmmakers, along with non-indigenous scholars and museum professionals.
International Film Festivals coming to Gallery
The Len Lye Centre Cinema is welcoming four international film festivals in the coming weeks, connecting the district’s residents to the world despite the current travel restrictions.
International attention grows during artist’s 120th anniversary
International interest in the pioneering work of New Zealand artist Len Lye continues to grow 120 years after his birth, with the late artist’s work being included in a number of significant international exhibitions.
"Apple Cart Upset. You Have to Laugh"
So said the headline of the editorial in the Taranaki Daily News on 2 October 1975, in response to Billy Apple’s Neon Accumulation, 1968, exhibited on a back staircase of the Gallery.
Gallery launches virtual tour of acclaimed exhibition Tai Moana Tai Tangata by Brett Graham
The Gallery is proud to launch a virtual tour of the monumental exhibition Tai Moana Tai Tangata by Brett Graham (Ngāti Koroki Kahukura, Tainui), produced in collaboration with Puke Ariki Museum and Library.
Foundation supports Gallery acquisition
The Govett-Brewster Foundation has supported the acquisition of an important new work for the Gallery’s permanent collection of contemporary art.
Gallery welcomes new works by Billy Apple to collection
Two new works by Tāmaki Makaurau-based artist Billy Apple have been gifted to the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery’s permanent collection by the artist.
Brett Graham: Tai Moana Tai Tangata - Pre-Order
In 2018 Brett Graham (Ngāti Koroki Kahukura, Tainui) spent six weeks in Taranaki as the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery’s artist-in-residence. Connecting with tangata whenua and his extended whānau, Graham researched the history of the relationship between Taranaki and Tainui Māori, focussing on the pact of solidarity forged during the New Zealand Wars, a relationship known today as Te Kīwai o te Kete.