Len Lye, <i>Rainbow Dance</i>, installation view, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre, 2021. Image: Bryan James.

Len Lye, Rainbow Dance, installation view, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre, 2021. Image: Bryan James.

Govett-Brewster Seniors

Rainbow Dance
  • Fri 10 Sep 2021
  • 10—11AM
  • Session takes place virtually
  • Second Friday of the month
  • Free

Talks for older people keen for a regular dose of art and culture.

This Seniors session will be presented online.

A link to join the video chat will be shared earlier in the week.
To receive the link and a reminder, please register your attendance by emailing govett.info@govettbrewster.com.

In this session, join Ellie for an online discussion about our latest Len Lye exhibition, Rainbow Dance.

As a celebration of 120 years of Len Lye, Rainbow Dance surveys Len Lye’s multimedia practice over his fifty-year career with essential, must-see film and sculptural works together with lesser known and recently conserved works from the Len Lye Foundation collection and archive completing the picture of one of Aotearoa’s most important artists.

The exhibition is the occasion for numerous works to leave the archive for the first time including a suite of costume designs and storyboards commissioned by Lye for the never realised science fiction fantasy film, Quicksilver (1932), and recently acquired portraits of Lye by friend and photographer Barbara Ker-Seymer. Rainbow Dance charts the breadth of Lye’s ongoing contribution to contemporary forms of expression and ideas.

Event Info