Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions

Len Lye <em>Universe</em> 1963-1976 (1998 reconstruction). Len Lye Foundation Collection
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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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

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

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Fiona Clark <em>Pan Pacific Womens' Body Building Championship posing, Auckland 1981</em> 1981. Cropped image. Courtesy the artist and Michael Lett
Fiona Clark: Raw Material
  • 10 Aug — 17 Nov 2019
  • Gallery 1

Raw Material provides a look into Taranaki artist Fiona Clark’s early practice from 1972-1981.

Ka rukuhia e Raw Material te tikanga toi a te ringatoi o Taranaki, arā, ko ngā mahi toi a Fiona Clark mai i te tau 1972 ki 1981.

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<em>Waking Up Slowly: Elizabeth Thomson and Len Lye</em> 2019, installation view, Upper ramp at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre. Photo Sam Hartnett
Waking Up Slowly: Elizabeth Thomson and Len Lye
  • 10 Aug — 17 Nov 2019
  • Upper ramp and Gallery 5

Waking Up Slowly is a spirited conversation between two indomitable creative forces, one of New Zealand’s leading contemporary artists, Elizabeth Thomson, and arguably the country’s most internationally acclaimed 20th century artist, Len Lye.

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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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