Exhibition Archive — 2019
Open Window – Shannon Novak: Sub Rosa
Transforming the Gallery’s exterior window space into a historical scene of intimacy, Novak expands the moment with elements of fantasy, conflating the experience of secrecy and fear with the notions of openness and safety.
Projection Series #13: Suspended Agency, An Installation by Peter Wareing
Suspended Agency is a video installation by New Zealander Peter Wareing and the 13th edition in the Govett-Brewster’s Projection Series.
Duration 73 min. (approx)
Open Collection: He Rere Ke – Different Pathways
Each artist has created a work as a visual record of, or response to, describe something they've found intensely moving. While having a strong local application, this selection can be collectively read to generate a narrative leading to wider conversations about social interaction and understanding.
Len Lye: Art That Moves
The desire to explore movement and light was a focus of Lye’s work throughout his career as a filmmaker, painter and visionary.
Fiona Clark: Raw Material
The title Raw Material hints at untreated or unedited material, and makes reference to the exhibition’s focus on a careful selection of elements from Fiona Clark’s archive.
Yuichiro Tamura: Milky Mountain / 裏返りの山
Milky Mountain / 裏返りの山 presents new work by Japanese artist Yuichiro Tamura, drawn from his time in New Plymouth as the 2018 Govett-Brewster Art Gallery International Artist in Residence.
E whakatakina ana e Milky Mountain ngā mahi a te ringatoi o Hapani i whai wāhi ki Ngāmotu nei hei Govett-Brewster Art Gallery International Artist in Residence i te tau 2018, arā, ko Yuichiro Tamura.
Nicolás Paris: ko ngā herenga kei waenga i a tātou, lo que nos une, what connects us
Colombian artist Nicolás Paris transforms exhibition spaces into sites of experimentation and exchange.
Waking Up Slowly: Elizabeth Thomson and Len Lye
Featuring works from the breadth of Lye’s career, Waking Up Slowly expands the view with Thomson’s equally corporeal world, at the heart of which is the sensual and serpentine ‘Waking Up Slowly’, Thomson’s rarely seen installation of hand-formed glass.
Mikala Dwyer: Earthcraft
Earthcraft is a work by Australian artist Mikala Dwyer commissioned for the Len Lye Centre’s East Ramp. Dwyer works across installation, sculpture and performance to explore notions of time, space and reality, drawing ideas from science, architecture and the occult.
Open Window - Ana Iti: beyond the ash cloud
See Iti's work 24 hours a day in the Open Window on Queen St, New Plymouth.
Reuben Paterson: The Golden Bearing
A life-size, gold-glittered rustling tree takes root at The Founders Lawn, Pukeiti. Artist Reuben Paterson investigates the play of light on sculptural form in the beauty of our natural environments through this visually stunning work.
Len Lye: No Trouble
No Trouble demonstrates the range and depth of the Len Lye Foundation collection and archive, showcasing recent acquisitions alongside many rarely exhibited documents and artworks.