As New Zealand's leading contemporary art gallery we deliver three exhibition suites per year. In order for us to do this, parts of the building are closed at certain times of the year to enable the changeover of exhibitions. These times are around Mar/Apr, Jul/Aug and Nov/Dec.
If you're planning to visit around these times please check our website – our exhibitions pages will tell you when exhibitions open and close. We will always be open seven days a week though, with films and artworks for you to see.
Upcoming changing of exhibitions dates:
Exhibitions closed from Mon 23 Jul 2018 – opens Sat 4 Aug 2018
Exhibitions closed from Mon 5 Nov 2018 – opens Sat 1 Dec 2018
Exhibitions closed from Mon 1 Apr 2019 – opens Sat 13 Apr 2019
Exhibitions closed from Mon 22 Jul 2019 – opens Sat 3 Aug 2019
Exhibitions closed from Mon 18 Nov 2019 – opens Sat 30 Nov 2019
Check out this video in which we take a look at some of the many aspects of changing exhibitions in an art museum. At the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre we change our exhibitions every four months and we de-install them and prepare for the new art works over a two-week period.