The Gallery is an exciting destination for school visits and learning, offering in-gallery and hands-on programmes for classes at all levels.
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Welcome to the Gallery, we look forward to welcoming your class.
The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery | Len Lye Centre offers a very 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!
Chris Barry and Rebecca Fawkner, the Govett-Brewster’s 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.
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.
Gallery visits are available Monday to Friday, between 10am and 3pm. School groups may book an earlier start time by arrangement. The Gallery is open seven days, 10am-5pm, for general viewing.
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 Programmes 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.
Hōtaka Manakohi | Education Programmes
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.
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 / Primary and Intermediate School Lessons
All 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.
Ngā wheako mā ngā Akonga Kura Tuarua / Secondary School Programme
To inspire your programme, we can shape a lesson tailored specifically 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.