Brett Graham: Tai Moana Tai Tangata Virtual Tour
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Brett Graham's monumental exhibition Tai Moana Tai Tangata inhabited the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery from December 2020 to May 2021. The solo exhibition by Graham challenged narratives surrounding the New Zealand Wars, centred on the experiences and histories of Taranaki and Tainui Māori.
This first edition of the virtual tour is created for education audiences.
Len Lye: Rainbow Dance
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 completing the picture of one of Aotearoa’s most important artists.
Up Coming: Swallowing Geography
Matt Pine, Shona Rapira Davies, Kate Newby, Ana Iti
Swallowing Geography is an exhibition that explores our relationship with land and place. It is about how we absorb the landscape and our built environment and how we ingest or take in the histories of sites and places both explicit and oblique.
Len Lye: Wand Dance
One of Len Lye’s most captivating projects returns.
The recently reconstructed Wand Dance presents seven Bell Wands swaying, shaking and shimmying in a group composition – a tell-tale sign of Lye's mind at work where bigger is often better. Walking among the seven wands, you will experience one of Lye's most absorbing projects, surrounded by his dancing figures as if inside a dance itself.
Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
Tue 28 Sep 21 — Len Lye Cinema
Summer Of Soul (...Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) is a feature documentary about the legendary 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival which celebrated African American music and culture, and promoted Black pride and unity.
Thu 30 Sep 21 — Len Lye Cinema
The critically acclaimed Opening Night film of Cannes 2021 ANNETTE arrives at the Len Lye Cinema, winner of the Best Director prize and featuring music from the astonishingly talented cult band Sparks.
The Sparks Brothers
Thu 30 Sep 21 — Len Lye Cinema
Growing up in the '60s, Los Angeles brothers Ron and Russell got by on a heavy diet of popcorn matinees and pop music until the spotlight of school talent shows illuminated their way on a musical journey as Sparks and spawned 25 studio albums. Edgar Wright's vision brings five decades of invention to life through animations and interviews, digging deeply into the band's rich, career-spanning archival.
Fri 1 Oct 21 — Postponed Until Further Notice.
Postponed Until Further Notice.
Zu Weit Weg / Too Far Away
Sun 3 Oct 21 — Len Lye Cinema
Seven incredible films selected by the Goethe-Institut New Zealand screen across five weekends in October and November, a treat for film lovers with the newest movies from Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
"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.
Govett-Brewster Foundation acknowledges 50 year commitments
The Govett-Brewster Foundation celebrated four key figures in the Gallery’s early development at a gala event in late July, when Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy and Foundation Chair John Leuthart presented the inaugural Govett-Brewster Foundation Awards.
Govett-Brewster announces new Assistant Curator
New Plymouth’s Govett-Brewster Art Gallery has announced that Simon Gennard will join the Gallery as its Assistant Curator Contemporary Art and Collections from late August 2021.
Creative New Zealand partners with the Gallery to support Pacific arts in Taranaki
Creative New Zealand and Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre are delighted to announce a new collaboration to support Pasifika arts development and engagement in the Taranaki region.
Launching in Auckland: our new publication Uneven Bodies (reader)
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery’s new publication, Uneven Bodies (reader), will be launched at Samoa House Library in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland on Saturday 7 August from 2 - 4pm. The publication launch will include a panel discussion with guest speakers Olyvia Hong, Lana Lopesi, Megan Tamati-Quennell and facilitated by Hanahiva Rose. All are welcome to attend the free launch event.
A suite of five new exhibitions opens at the Govett-Brewster
The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre opens its winter exhibition suite on Saturday 22 May with five new exhibitions: Stars start falling: Teuane Tibbo, Ani O’Neill and Salome Tanuvasa; Dale Harding: There is no before; Len Lye: Tangibles 1963 – 1969; Len Lye: Wand Dance; and Raewyn Martyn with Jess Charlton: Paint over, use again.
Aspects of Govett-Brewster Collection on show in Christchurch
If you’re in Christchurch before 25 July, make sure you catch the stunning exhibition Ralph Hotere: Ātete (to resist) currently on show at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū.
Assistant Curator Contemporary Art and Collections
The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and Len Lye Centre are offering an exciting opportunity to join our team in the role of Assistant Curator Contemporary Art and Collections.
Tai Moana Tai Tangata: A Taranaki Tribal Perspective
Tai Moana Tai Tangata – A Taranaki Tribal Perspective is a five-part speaker series extending on the themes of Tai Moana Tai Tangata, bringing a Taranaki lens to continue the exhibition’s narrative.
Uneven Bodies (Reader)
Uneven Bodies (Reader) is a comprehensive collection of writing produced as an outcome of a symposium of the same name held in Aotearoa New Zealand in early 2020 that addresses the politics of collections today and the complex terrain of power in which this conversation sits.