Current Exhibitions

Len Lye, Wand Dance, 2019
Len Lye Foundation Collection, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
Photo: Sam Hartnett
Len Lye: Wand Dance
  • Today — 14 Nov 2021
  • Gallery 6

Engineered by the Len Lye Foundation with the support of Team Zizz!, Bell Wands brings the experience of Lye's large outdoor works into the Gallery for a thrilling kinetic experience.

Brett Graham, <i>Maungārongo ki te Whenua Maungārongo ki te Tangata</i>, Gallery 4, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. Image Neil Pardington.
Brett Graham: Tai Moana Tai Tangata
  • 5 Dec 2020 — 2 May 2021
  • Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

A solo exhibition of new work by Brett Graham (Ngāti Koroki Kahukura, Tainui), Govett-Brewster Art Gallery's 2019 Artist in Residence.

Artist Len Lye posing with his sculptures, 1961.
Photo by Andreas Feininger / The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images.
Len Lye Tangibles: 1959 - 1961
  • 14 Nov 2020 — 25 Jul 2021
  • Gallery 5

Acclaimed for his experimental cinema from the 1930s through to the 1950s, Len Lye largely abandoned filmmaking at the close of the 1950s to join a thriving kinetic art scene.

Maioha Kara, <i>Salutations</i>, 2020, installation view, Open Window Gallery, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. Image Bryan James.
Maioha Kara: Salutations
  • 5 Dec 2020 — 2 May 2021
  • Open Window

View a new commission by Maioha Kara (Waikato, Ngāti Kahungunu, Te Arawa, Ngāti Porou) in the Open Window Gallery on Queen St, New Plymouth.

Yona Lee, <i>Propositions</i>, 2020 (video still). 
Courtesy of the artist.
Yona Lee: Propositions
  • 15 Mar — 30 Jun 2021
  • Online Exhibition

Yona Lee is known for her elaborate, site-specific installations that respond to and complicate our engagement with urban and domestic environments.

Using stainless steel tubing and everyday objects, Lee’s labyrinthine structures encourage us to consider the frameworks – literal and figurative – that shape our interaction with public and private space.

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 site-specific artwork by Taranaki artist WharehokaSmith, commissioned to rest at the heart of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery.