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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
School programmes by the Gallery’s education team take place throughout the exhibitions and include hands-on learning for students of all levels. During their visit, students are able to use purpose-built education studios in the Todd Energy Learning Centre. All resources are provided. We can also visit your school or meet your offsite.
Start your planning by looking at exhibitions and school lessons. If you would like to discuss other options including delivery in Te Reo, further developing detailed content, or discussing the format of your visit, our education team is happy to help.
The Gallery is open seven days, 10am-5pm, for general viewing. School groups may book an earlier start time on Monday to Friday by arrangement.
Our education team is happy to be part of class rotations with other EOTC providers, including Puke Ariki. Contact the team with your special requests.
There is no charge for educational visits to the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre. Koha is appreciated. Adults accompanying a school group do not pay an entry charge. The Gallery gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ministry of Education through its Enriching Local Curriculum (ELC).
The Gallery and Puke Ariki, through the generous support of TOI Foundation, can support bus transport costs for eligible primary and secondary schools across Taranaki. Schools with a Ministry of Education EQI number above 460 are eligible.
For more information on the bus subsidy and your eligibility visit Puke Ariki | Subsidised Education Bus.
Booking is essential. Browse the lessons section and complete the online booking form at the bottom of the page or get in touch with the Education Team to discuss other options.
Before you book, please read our Visiting Guidelines for Schools document which includes a Risk Assessment and Management plan.
Once a booking enquiry is received teachers are sent a booking confirmation and pre- and post- visit information to complement the visit and to link with the New Zealand Curriculum Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.
The Gallery offers a number of education opportunities beyond school visits, including our regular Young Visionaries after school art classes, school holiday programmes, Monica Brewster Evening speaker events, and Family Art sessions. To find out more about these programmes, visit What’s On and Regular Art Programmes.
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 email@example.com or phone (06) 759 0858.
To book your visit, complete the form below.
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.