Current Exhibitions

Teuane Tibbo, <i>Flowers II</i>, 1975. Acrylic on board. Collection of Malcolm McNeill. 
Image courtesy of Cheska Brown and Enjoy.
Stars start falling
  • 22 May — 15 Aug 2021
  • Galleries 2, 3, 4

Stars start falling brings together existing and newly commissioned works by Teuane Tibbo, Ani O’Neill and Salome Tanuvasa, many seen here in public for the first time.


Len Lye, Wand Dance, 2019
Len Lye Foundation Collection, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
Photo: Bryan James
Len Lye: Wand Dance
  • 17 Apr — 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.

Len Lye Foundation Collection, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
Photo: Tyler Cann
Len Lye Tangibles: 1963 - 1969
  • 8 May — 25 Jul 2021
  • Gallery 5

Famed for his groundbreaking experimental films of the 1930s to the 1950s, Len Lye found further acclaim in the kinetic art scene of the 1960s with his unique approach to kinetic sculpture. Lye’s ‘Tangible Motion Sculpture’ stood apart from the works of contemporary sculptors, to be considered performances more than sculptural objects.

Yona Lee, <i>Propositions</i>, 2020 (video still). 
Courtesy of the artist.
Yona Lee: Propositions
  • 15 Mar — 31 Aug 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.