Several degrees of attention: Thinking with the collection
9 Jul - 13 Nov 2022
Kate Coolahan, Turumeke Harrington, Ralph Hotere, Sonya Lacey, Rozana Lee, Maria Olsen, Michael Parekōwhai, W A Sutton.
Curated by Māia Abraham, Elle Loui August, Simon Gennard, Amy Weng.
Convolutions: Len Lye
4 Dec 2021 - 21 Aug 2022
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.
Shona Rapira Davies: Ko Te Kihikihi Taku Ingoa
5 Aug 2022 - 2 Aug 2023
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.
Emerita Baik: O
9 Jul - 7 Nov 2022
In the Open Window, Te Whanganui-a-Tara-based artist Emerita Baik presents a new installation of soft sculptures.
Len Lye: Atomic Power
20 Aug 2022 - 26 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!
Public Relations: A performance series
20 Aug - 13 Nov 2022
Three new performance-based projects will unfold at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and in public sites around Ngāmotu between August and November 2022.
Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival 2022
Thu 11 Aug - Sun 28 Aug 2022 — Len Lye Centre Cinema
The Len Lye Cinema is proud to exclusively host the Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival for the 2022 season.
A dazzling selection of films from around the world for your cinematic pleasure.
Talks for older people keen for a regular dose of art and culture.
Join us for free-flowing conversations and experiences of contemporary art inside the current exhibitions. No knowledge of art is needed!
Sat 13 Aug 22 — Len Lye Cinema
A young woman has a chance to save the love of her life when she discovers that the mix-tape they made together can transport her back in time.
Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song
Fri 12 Aug 22 — Len Lye Cinema
A documentary deep-dive into the life and legacy of legendary Canadian singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen told through the prism of his most anthemic and well-known song.
Fri 12 Aug 22 — Len Lye Cinema
This staggering, fly-on-the-wall portrait of the charismatic anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny, filmed in secret following an assassination attempt on his life, is one of the year’s most electrifying films.
“Navalny has a bracing, heart-racing story to tell… But it never fails to focus on the human man: funny, prickly and unimaginably brave, down to the last defiant frame.” — Leah Greenblat, Entertainment Weekly
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.
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.
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.