Waking Up Slowly: Elizabeth Thomson and Len Lye
Waking Up Slowly is a spirited conversation between two indomitable creative forces, one of New Zealand’s leading contemporary artists, Elizabeth Thomson, and arguably the country’s most internationally acclaimed 20th century artist, Len Lye.Exhibition Info
A Taranaki Adventure Comic Strip Competition
WINNERS ANNOUNCED — Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
Kids, create your own mini adventure comic and be in to win!
The Girl in the Fog
Thu 14 Nov 19 — Len Lye Centre Cinema
A special agent is sent to an isolated town in a remote mountain valley to investigate the case of a 16-years-old's disappearance in this Italian thriller.
My Big Gay Italian Wedding
Thu 14 Nov 19 — Len Lye Centre Cinema
In this merry movie of matrimony, happily engaged Antonio brings his fiancé Paulo to the exquisite old Italian village of his birth to meet his headstrong parents.
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Fiona Clark: Raw Material
Sat 16 Nov 19 — Gallery 1
Join exhibiting artist Fiona Clark for a talk about her exhibition Raw Material.
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.
An Unpredictable Micro-event: On Nicolás Paris
Colombian artist Nicolás Paris is the latest international artist in residence at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. His exhibition ko ngā herenga kei waenga i a tātou, lo que nos une, what connects us is a perplexing display of plants, short videos and hanging canopies of driftwood. Megan Dunn talks to the artist.
Gallery co-directors Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh
Meet Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh, the new co-directors of one of Aotearoa's most prestigious galleries and museums, the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Plymouth.
Mark Amery on Radio New Zealand's Standing Room Only discovers that Aileen and Johan's collaborative approach to gallery management spills over into their approach to exhibition making.
Govett-Brewster up for accessibility awards
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery is a finalist for two awards at Museums Aotearoa’s 2019 ServiceIQ NZ Museums Awards.
Fiona Clark note cards
Gallery edition cards with Fiona Clark images from the exhibition Raw Material at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery 10 Aug - 17 Nov 2019.