Education Visits

Ed Team 23

Our education team:
Chris Barry, Rebecca Fawkner,
and Emere Leitch-Munro (Pouako Ara Māori).

Ko te pae tawhiti, whāia kia tata
Ko te pae tata, whakamaua kia tina

Seek out distant horizons
and treasure those you attain


The Gallery is an exciting destination for school visits and learning, offering in-gallery and hands-on programmes for classes at all levels as well as the option for us to come to you or meet you offsite.

Welcome to the Gallery

The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery | Len Lye Centre offers an exciting range of education programme options, based on its exhibitions and other art events. Our programmes offer an exciting mix of hands on and gallery-based learning, and change each term or as the exhibitions change.

All of our school programmes are free, and we can cater for all ages and abilities. Please feel free to contact us on 06 759 0858 or if you want to discuss a school visit or access to other education programmes.

We look forward to seeing you at the Gallery!

Chris Barry, Emere Leitch-Munro, and Rebecca Fawkner
Govett-Brewster Education Team

Hōtaka Manakohi | Education Lessons

All lessons are led by Gallery educators and take place in the gallery spaces, with hands-on activities in the Todd Energy Learning Centre when time allows. Alternatively one of our educators can come and visit you or meet you for a session offsite. 

The descriptions below indicate what you can expect from each session. Please note that some lessons can be adapted for your class age group and area of focus – simply chat with our team.

To discuss our programmes or for more information email or phone (06) 759 0858.

To book your visit, complete the form below.

NEWS FLASH! Art opportunities at Puke Ariki

Join Gallery Kaiako to explore the Home Work Maunga Auaha exhibition where 70 artists reimagine what it means to be in Taranaki at this time. We use waka themed cheat sheets to gather our artistic ideas then transform into 3D vessels. Ākonga draw, collage and sculpt to show their connections, environment and feelings. SEE YOU THERE! 

Akonga Kura Tuatahi / Early Childhood, Primary and Intermediate School Lessons

All early childhood, primary and intermediate school lessons are led by Gallery educators and take place in the gallery spaces, with hands-on activities in the Learning Centre when time allows. Many of our primary school lessons can be adapted for our youngest visitors including kaupapa Māori and reo Māori programmes.

Ngā wheako mā ngā Akonga Kura Tuarua / Secondary School Programme

Secondary school visits to the Govett-Brewster are most successful when teachers and Gallery educators collaborate. To inspire your programme we can shape a lesson for your students from Year 9+. Selected exhibition themes are described by curriculum area and can be developed into a tour which includes worksheets, creative group activities or extended in the Learning Centre into workshops.

Book your School Visit using the following form
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