Ruth Buchanan: The scene in which I find myself / Or, where does my body belong
Launching the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery 50 year anniversary is a project developed by New Zealand artist Ruth Buchanan. Spanning the entire contemporary art museum, each of its galleries is dedicated to a 10-year span.Exhibition Info
Len Lye's Trilogy (A Flip and Two Twisters)
Scheduled daily til Mar 2020 — Gallery 6
Len Lye’s thrilling kinetic sculpture is performing again as part of the 50th anniversary Collection exhibition.
The Soft Skin
Len Lye Centre Cinema
The Len Lye Centre Cinema is proud to present a selection of films from the French New Wave movement which emerged in the 1950’s and 1960’s and is widely considered one of the most influential movements in the history of cinema.
Artist in Conversation
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
Join artist Ruth Buchanan and Adam Art Gallery Director Tina Barton for a discussion about the artist’s practice, the current exhibition, and what it means to collect art.
Sat 7 Dec 19 — Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
Join the exhibiting artists, supporters and the Govett-Brewster team in officially opening and celebrating the new exhibition.
Sun 8 Dec 19 — Len Lye Centre Cinema
Studio Italia Cinema presents a special one off screening of this thought provoking documentary.
Collaboration: Kowtow, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, Ruth Buchanan
Ethical fashion label Kowtow and Aotearoa New Zealand’s contemporary art museum, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, are launching a limited edition collection in collaboration with artist Ruth Buchanan.
Cheers to 50 years of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery is celebrating its golden anniversary and the woman who made it all possible with an especially brewed drop of amber nectar.
Len Lye's exhibition opens in Europe
The most comprehensive exhibition of Len Lye’s art to be seen in Europe has opened at the Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland. Featuring his kinetic sculptures, paintings, photograms, drawings, models and films, the exhibition occupies four large galleries, and examines in detail the full oeuvre of New Zealand’s most acclaimed international artist.
Taranaki Adventure comic competition winners announced
The winners of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery’s Taranaki Adventure comic competition are budding young artists Lauren Knight, 6, and Ilaine Shuttleworth, 10.
As part of the Milky Mountain / 裏返りの山 exhibition (10 Aug - 17 Nov 2019), Yuichiro Tamura created KAIZO – a comic exploring New Plymouth in an alternate reality. The Gallery then asked creative kids of all ages to have fun creating their own mini adventure comics.
Len Lye exhibition to open at Museum Tinguely Switzerland
Museum Tinguely in Basel, Switzerland will present the most comprehensive survey of Aotearoa New Zealand-born artist Len Lye’s work ever staged in Europe. The major exhibition Len Lye – Motion Composer opens 23 October 2019 to 26 January 2020 and brings together more than 150 artworks.
Is Tom Cruise Actually A Japanese Warrior Hiding Out in Taranaki?
Reflections on Yuichiro Tamura’s Milky Mountain at the Govett-Brewster, by Vanessa Crofskey
A Circle is a Sun: A Review of Mikala Dwyer's Earthcraft
Geometry, science fiction and appropriation of ancient forms collide in the multi-faceted sculptural work Earthcraft by Australian artist Mikala Dwyer. Victoria Wynne-Jones reviews.
Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Backs Art Education Programmes
New Plymouth based, global company Baker Tilly Staples Rodway is to build on its strong ties with the Govett-Brewster Foundation and Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre, announcing a new partnership and backing for art education programmes.
Strong link to Taranaki in Clark’s Govett-Brewster exhibition
Taranaki artist Fiona Clark’s new exhibition Raw Material at Govett-Brewster Art Gallery includes local figures from the artist’s past including renowned Opunake bodybuilder Quentin Smith.
International Artist in Residence Yuichiro Tamura's Milky Mountain / 裏返りの山
Yuichiro Tamura’s new exhibition, Milky Mountain / 裏返りの山, forges unexpected ties between New Plymouth, Aotearoa New Zealand, Mishima and Japan.
Last Samurai reunion organisers on the hunt for the girl Tom Cruise helped
[The reunion] came about when they heard the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery was this month holding an exhibition by Yuichiro Tamura, called Milky Mountain, about the unexpected ties between New Plymouth and Mishima and Japan.
Seeking four curators
Since early 2019, the organisation has been led by Co-Directors/Chief Curators, Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh, who are now seeking four new curators to join the team: Indigenous Curator, Contemporary Art/Kairauhī Taketake Toi Onāianei; Curator Public Engagement; Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art and Collections; and Assistant Curator, Len Lye.
KOWTOW X RUTH BUCHANAN T-Shirt
The scene in which I find myself
Ethical fashion label Kowtow and Govett-Brewster Art Gallery have collaborated with artist Ruth Buchanan to produce limited edition t-shirts.