Govett-Brewster Art Gallery - 50 years ahead since 50 years ago

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery - 50 years ahead since 50 years ago

Govett-Brewster's 50th Birthday Street Party!

  • Sat 29 Feb 2020. 3—9PM
  • Queen St
  • Free
  • All welcome

It's your Gallery, it's your party!

The summer holidays may be done, but the fun isn’t over in New Plymouth. We’re breaking out of the Gallery, taking over the street, and bringing out the art with a summer street party to celebrate 50 years of Govett-Brewster!

 

5 Artists, 5 Decades, Artists roundtable:
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
TELC2
Free

Join us as we host a roundtable and community discussion with five artists from the Govett-Brewster’s collection.
On occasion of the current exhibition, Ruth Buchanan 'The scene in which I find myself/Or, where does my body belong?' we talk to five artists;

Leon Narbey
Mary-Louise Browne
Paul Hartigan
Anne Noble
WharehokaSmith

Each artist collected from one of the five decades the gallery has been open. Hanahiva Rose, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, will ask the artists how they respond to the questions and challenges raised by Buchanan’s exhibition and the practice of collecting, before opening the conversation to questions and comments from the audience.

Entertainment schedule: 
Times Approximate.

3pm          Zeal
3.30pm    Charlotte Johansen
4.40pm    O Juliet
5.50pm     Karakia
                   Waiata
                   Speeches 
                   Surprise Art Work Revealed
6.15pm     Serious Happiness
7pm          Hans Pucket
8pm          Dictaphone Blues
9pm          Event finishes

 

Also available on the day:

Interactive art
Live music
Participatory workshops
Food trucks and cash bar
A special project by artist Reuben Paterson
Biggest Govett-Brewster Collection show ever
World premiere of Len Lye's Sky Snakes 


#GB50

And a big thanks to all of our supporters, including:
Shining Peak Brewing
Villa Maria New Zealand
Nicci Goodin
Marquee & Co
West End Precinct
Juno Gin
Reuben Paterson
TSH
New Plymouth District Council

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre, Queen St, New Plymouth. Photo Sam Hartnett

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre, Queen St, New Plymouth. Photo Sam Hartnett

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