Current Exhibitions

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 — 2 May 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, (detail). 
Rimu, glitter and stain. Image courtesy of the artist.
Maioha Kara: Salutations
  • Today — 15 Mar 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.

Len Lye <em>Sky Snake</em> 1965 (reconstruction 2019). Courtesy the Len Lye Foundation Collection. Photo Francis Vissers
Len Lye: Sky Snakes
  • 29 Feb 2020 — 11 Apr 2021
  • Gallery 6

A new large-scale kinetic sculpture from the Len Lye Foundation and Team Zizz!

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.

Manukau 2020, video animation still, 
Brett Graham and Ken Gorrie, 
Animation Research Ltd.
Brett Graham: Tai Moana Tai Tangata
  • Today — 15 Mar 2021
  • Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

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



Meg Porteous, <i>World outside head (cc Mary Porteous)</i>, 2020, courtesy of the artist.
Meg Porteous: Germinal centre
  • 6 Dec 2020 — 31 Jan 2021
  • Offsite

An offsite exhibition of new work by one of the Govett-Brewster's 2020 artists ‘In Residence’.