School Visits

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 for teaching outside of the classroom. 

Tākina e Koro Tamanui
Te kawa o te ora i te rangi
Nau mai e Kui Hineraumati 
Ka pua pohutukawa me ngā rauriki
Oma kau ana te kāwitiwiti
Kitakita mai tātarakihi

Nā Te Ingo Ngaia tēnei pao raumati i whakahī

Tamanui (Tamanuiterā), the sun
Hineraumati, goddess of summer
Without Tamanuiterā there is no life 
Pohutukawa bloom, vegetables sprout
Children run about and cicadas chirp
Summer is here

Composed by Te Ingo Ngaia, this pao acknowledges and celebrates summer.

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!

Welcome to Emere Leitch-Munro, the Gallery’s new Pouako Ara Māori.

Ko Huianui te maunga
Ko Matangirau te awa
Ko Te Rauhina te tupuna
Ko Ngati Kahungunu te iwi
Ko Emere ahau

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

Hōtaka Manakohi | Education Lessons

All school 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.

The Gallery's education team

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

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
Class information
Visit information