Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions

Shannon Novak <em>Sub Rosa</em> 2019, detail, installation view Govett-Brewster Art Gallery Open Window. Courtesy of the artist
Open Window – Shannon Novak: Sub Rosa
  • 6 Apr — 21 Jul 2019
  • Open Window and hallway

Shannon Novak’s Sub Rosa turns our attention to the secrecy and isolation of gay intimacy. Sub Rosa expands beyond the Open Window and Novak’s personal experience into the Gallery’s hallway and bathrooms to reflect upon the experiences of gay men in New Plymouth, both historical and present day.

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Len Lye <em>Art That Moves</em> installation view Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. Photo Sam Hartnett
Len Lye: Art That Moves
  • 6 Apr 2019 — Ongoing
  • Gallery 6

Art That Moves captures the essence of Len Lye’s tangible motion sculpture with a rotating selection of works from the Len Lye Foundation Collection.

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Mikala Dwyer <em>Earthcraft</em> 2019, detail, installation view Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. Courtesy the artist. Photo Sam Hartnett
Mikala Dwyer: Earthcraft
  • 6 Apr 2019 — Ongoing
  • Lower ramp

Commissioned for the grand space of the Gallery’s lower ramp, Mikala Dwyer’s sculptural installation greets visitors on their entrance into the building.

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WharehokaSmith <em>Kūreitanga II IV</em> 2016, installation view at Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. Courtesy the artist. Photo Sam Hartnett
WharehokaSmith: Kūreitanga II IV
  • 1 Sep 2016 — Ongoing
  • Todd Energy Learning Centre

A new commission, Kūreitanga II IV, by Taranaki artist WharehokaSmith (Taranaki, Te Ātiawa, Ngā Ruahine) is reflective of designs used by Māori to decorate wharenui (ceremonial communal houses), clothing, objects and architectural spaces.

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Len Lye <em>No Trouble</em>, installation view Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. Photo Sam Hartnett
Len Lye: No Trouble
  • 9 Feb — 7 Jul 2019
  • Gallery 5

This exhibition charts the early years of Lye’s career, observing his childhood in Aotearoa New Zealand and first steps as an artist in Wellington before an offshore departure that took the artist to Australia, Samoa and on to the United Kingdom.

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