Te Au: Liquid Constituencies
3 Dec 2022 - 20 Mar 2023
Bonita Bigham, Megan Cope, Erub Arts, Ruha Fifita, Taloi Havini, INTERPRT, María Francisca Montes Zúñiga, Angela Tiatia, Te Waituhi ā Nuku: Drawing Ecologies, Arielle Walker.
3 Dec 2022 - Ongoing
Shannon Novak and Pasha Clothier
Forming part of the Make Visible: Taranaki project, this collaborative work is a window-based intervention in the Len Lye Centre that makes visible different spectrums via the lenses of identity and gender.
Len Lye: Atomic Power
20 Aug 2022 - 25 Apr 2023
Len Lye as political thinker: beyond riotous experimental films to a world at war.
Len Lye: Sky Snakes
3 Sep 2022 - 6 Feb 2023
Seven swirling Sky Snakes make a return to the Gallery for summer.
A large-scale kinetic sculpture from the Len Lye Foundation and Team Zizz!
Shona Rapira Davies: Ko Te Kihikihi Taku Ingoa
5 Aug 2022 - 28 Feb Aug 2024
Ko Te Kihikihi Taku Ingoa is a major new installation by Shona Rapira Davies (Ngāti Wai ki Aotea, Aotearoa, New Zealand) that responds to histories distinct to Taranaki and to the ‘cathedral-like’ space of the gallery.
Opening Day - Artist Conversations
Sat 3 Dec 22 — Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
Join us to celebrate the opening of Te Au: Liquid Constituencies with a series of korero and events throughout the day, giving you the opportunity to hear from the artists and curators of this exhibition.
Ko e teuteu koka’anga – artist exploration
Sun 4 Dec 22 — Gallery 2
Koka'anga means making Ngatu.
IVI bring with them a growing commitment to exploring a pattern of learning together and supporting collective art practices in diverse spaces.
Toi Mā Te Whānau
Sundays 10:30am-12:30pm — Todd Energy Learning Centre
Drop-in, interactive art-making sessions for the whole family.
Graphite! Animated Traces
Sun 4 Dec 22 — Len Lye Centre Cinema
Film historian and curator Alla Gadassik introduces a special programme of animated shorts devoted to graphite.
Neil Young: Harvest Time
Sun 4 Dec 22 — Len Lye Cinema
Created in 1971, this docu-film takes us on an intimate journey inside the Harvest album, with never-before-seen performance and rehearsal footage.
In addition to the film, this screening event includes an introduction by Neil Young, recorded exclusively for movie theatre audiences. Hear Neil highlight the significance of Harvest, 50 years after its release, and how the recording of the album and the movie came together.
Te Au: Liquid Constituencies Opening Weekend Programme
Join us to celebrate the opening of Te Au: Liquid Constituencies with a series of artist korero and events throughout the day.
Te Au: Liquid Constituencies.
Ciaran Banks, Bonita Bigham, Megan Cope, Erub Arts, Ruha Fifita, Taloi Havini, INTERPRT, María Francisca Montes Zúñiga, Angela Tiatia, Te Waituhi ā Nuku: Drawing Ecologies, Arielle Walker.
Curatorium: Zara Stanhope, Simon Gennard, Ruth McDougall, Beatriz Bustos Oyanedel, Huhana Smith and Megan Tamati-Quennell.
Govett-Brewster welcomes Assistant Curator, Contemporary Māori Art
The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery | Len Lye Centre is excited to announce curator and artist Taarati Taiaroa (Te Āti Awa, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Apa) will join the Gallery in the role of Assistant Curator, Contemporary Māori Art.
Lalaga Pasifika 2022 Wrap Video
On Saturday May 28th 2022, the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and the Ngāmotu Pacific community participated in a day of art and culture recognising and celebrating Pacific arts in our community.
Foundation Members contribute to major new installation
Govett-Brewster Foundation Members, with the Pollen Foundation and Bowen Galleries have enabled senior artist Shona Rapira Davies to achieve one of her most significant works to date.
Gallery’s Friends celebrate 50 years!
Established in 1971, the Friends of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery have been the membership organisation of the Gallery for over 50 years.
Collection presented in new light
Featuring four curatorial projects, each departing from a work or group of works in the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery collection, Several degrees of attention proposes four ways into, and out of, certain contemporary art histories that we live with.
Seeking Assistant Curator, Contemporary Māori Art
The Govett Brewster Art Gallery - Len Lye Centre is has an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Curator, Contemporary Māori Art to join our collaborative, supportive programming team working in a dynamic contemporary art gallery environment.
Calling all Friends to celebrate 50 years
Turning 50 is a major milestone in anyone’s lives including the Friends of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery who have been supporting the Gallery since 1971.
Govett-Brewster Foundation announces new Trustee
The Govett-Brewster Foundation has announced that Heather Froude will become a Trustee, maintaining the longstanding connection to Taranaki legal firm Govett Quilliam.
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.