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.Exhibition
Cinema Italiano Film Festival 2023
Tue 30 May - Fri 16 Jun 2023 — Len Lye Centre Cinema
We are proud to host the Cinema Italiano Programme for 2023 - combining as always the best in contemporary Italian cinema with masterpieces from Italy's rich cinematic tradition.
Top Art 2023
Midday Wed 7 Jun - Midday Wed 14 Jun — Todd Energy Learning Centre
Experience New Zealand’s best secondary school NCEA art folios.
Len Lye Cinema
A rom-com where the roles are reversed: finally there’s woman at the center of the story, with her own fears, insecurities and, above all, with her own strength and courage. Because I think the time has come to finally show also these aspects of the feminine.
Pompei: Sin City | Pompei: Eros e mito
Len Lye Cinema
Pompei. Sin City is a journey back in time, to two thousand years ago, laying bare the myths and characters that helped make this site extraordinary, and rendered it timeless.
Il Colibrì | The Hummingbird
Sat 10 Jun 23 — Len Lye Cinema
The life of male protagonist from the 1970s to the near future and the myriad relationships that have criss-crossed its path along the way.
Vale Evan Webb
The Gallery team is deeply saddened by the passing of Evan Webb, long-standing director of the Len Lye Foundation, much loved collaborator with the Govett-Brewster team, and indelible contributor to the legend of Len Lye.
New Sense Guides available for I Am And I Am Not
The Govett-Brewster's current exhibition - Aisha Khalid's 'I Am And I Am Not' is proving popular with Gallery visitors, and thanks to a new series of Sense Guides, can be explored and experienced by an even larger audience.
Toi Foundation supporting education transport
School visits to the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery | Len Lye Centre and Puke Ariki have become easier, thanks to support from TOI Foundation for a subsidised education bus service.
An enlightening exhibition of beauty and pain
Stuff's Taranaki Daily News feature Writer Virginia Winder speaks with artist Aisha Khalid on her life, work, and exhibition 'I Am And I Am Not' on show at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery until 16 July 2023.
Free neurodiversity workshop at Gallery
Mind Over Manner is presenting a free neurodiversity workshop using the power of theatre to introduce participants to an alternative way of understanding people who experience and respond to the world differently because of the way their minds are wired.
Gallery welcomes new Exhibition Partner
The Govett-Brewster Foundation welcomes Craigs Investment Partners as a new exhibition partner for the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery to become from 2023. The partnership initially focuses on the Gallery’s latest exhibition I Am And I Am Not by Pakistani contemporary artist Aisha Khalid.
Walters Prize artists linked to Gallery programme
The Govett-Brewster team congratulates all the finalists in the 2023 Walters Prize, and in particular acknowledges two of the finalists - Ana Iti and Brett Graham - who we have worked closely with over recent years.
Residency programme welcomes Indigenous Artists from Taiwan
We're committed to connecting people, communities and cultures to encourage critical dialogue about the world we live in. Aligned to this, we announce the first of our 2023 artist residencies, in partnership with the Cultural Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Sydney and supported by Creative New Zealand and Kaohsiung Fine Art Museum.
Govett-Brewster team helps deliver Parihaka children's event
In late January the Gallery team delivered Rā Korikori - a family-friendly event aimed to send the children of the Parihaka and Coastal Taranaki communities back to school in great spirits.
Gallery publications pick up awards
Three Govett-Brewster publications were commended at the 2022 Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Art Writing and Publishing Awards.
Len Lye’s shadowgraph portraits
Essay by Leroy Nurkka 2022 Victoria University Summer Scholarship participant working with the Len Lye Foundation archive at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery | Len Lye Centre.
The Tongan artist who never went to art school
A Tongan artist who never went to art school is now showing her work in New Plymouth’s prestigious Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre.
Areez Katki and Khadim Ali: There is no other home but this
The hit 2022 exhibition There is no other home but this at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery paired two artists – Areez Katki and Khadim Ali – for the first time. Both of Persian descent, the artists were separated and exiled from their ancestral lands and cultures, orphaned from their histories in Aotearoa and Australia, respectively.
Two distinct cover sleeves are available, reflecting each artist.
This lavish catalogue captures the spectacular and emotive 2022 exhibition of Areez and Khadim’s work, their personal and connected backgrounds, and the rich stories that connect to their present and future, extending discussion and understanding ...