Stars start falling
Stars start falling brings together existing and newly commissioned works by Teuane Tibbo, Ani O’Neill and Salome Tanuvasa, many seen here in public for the first time.
A space to dream, a space to remember, a space to work, a space to make connections. Stars start falling brings together work that examines processes of memory, learning, and knowledge as responses to the artists’ engagement with the everyday and the extraordinary.
Dale Harding: There is no before
There is no before, is the first solo exhibition by Dale Harding in Aotearoa / New Zealand.
Combining contemporary art, cultural practices and working with materials redolent of the land itself, Dale Harding, who is of Bidjara, Gungalu and Garingbal, Indigenous Australian descent, presents an exhibition that is evocative of place – the landscapes within Queensland’s central highlands that he belongs to.
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.
Raewyn Martyn with Jess Charlton: Paint over, use again
View a new commission by Raewyn Martyn in the Open Window Gallery on Queen Street, New Plymouth.
Raewyn Martyn creates site-specific and site-responsive paintings that change over time, and challenge the conventional stability and temporality of painting as an artistic practice.
Towards the Mountain
Sat 31 Jul 21 — Sold Out
As part of of Puke Ariki's Festival of Words, we are thrilled to host Sarah Myles in a discussion with Ray Shipley on her novel Towards the Mountain.
In Conversation with Deborah Challinor
Sat 31 Jul 21 — Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre
As part of of Puke Ariki's Festival of Words, we are thrilled to host Deborah Challinor in conversation.
Drawing outside the lines: For Adults
Sat 31 Jul 21 — Sold Out
As part of of Puke Ariki's Festival of Words, we are thrilled to host Craig Phillips.
Sat 31 Jul 21 — Sold Out
As part of of Puke Ariki's Festival of Words, we are thrilled to host Steve Braunias.
Toi Mā Te Whānau: Festival of Words
Sun 1 Aug. 10:30-12:30PM — Todd Energy Learning Centre
Drop-in to the Art Gallery Studio to create a wordy mark mash inspired by Len Lye’s kinetic sculptures.
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.
A Taranaki Art Adventure at the Auckland Art Fair
We're at the Fair
The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre and a number of Taranaki’s top attractions have teamed up with the Auckland Art Fair 2021 as its exclusive Museum Partner.
We’ll be presenting Len Lye’s iconic kinetic sculpture Big Blade outside the main entrance to the Fair on Auckland’s Waterfront from 24-28 February 2021, thanks to John and Lynda Matthews and Technix Industries.
To celebrate our partnership with the Auckland Art Fair, we’re offering an exclusive Taranaki Art Adventure package to Fair-goers.
New artwork by Maioha Kara celebrates the changing of the seasons
What was, what is and what will come.
5 December 2020 – 15 March 2021
A new artwork installed in the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery’s street-facing Window Gallery celebrates the change of the seasons from spring to summer and investigates the cyclical patterns of our internal and external environments.
The architecture of war and language of memorials
Tai Moana Tai Tangata
5 December 2020 – 2 May 2021
A major installation of new artworks by Brett Graham, (Ngāti Koroki Kahukura, Tainui) at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre, tells a cautionary tale of human endeavour.
An offsite exhibition of new work by Meg Porteous: Germinal centre
'Germinal centre' is the outcome of Meg Porteous’ digital residency with the Govett-Brewster, which has had a focus on two key photographic genres: the family photograph and the stock image.
Gallery Director Announced
Dr Zara Stanhope has been announced by New Plymouth District Council as the next director of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre.
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.