Schools

Te pupu’i i te wakaaro,
Te w’akatūw’era i ngā hinengaro,
I te ‘anga i te maaramatanga,
o te a’a e taea.


Firing the imagination,
Opening minds,
Creating an expanded sense of what is possible.

 

Meet our Govett-Brewster Education team:

Chris Barry, Rebecca Fawkner and
Whaea Dallas Ngaio Tahuaroa-King.
06 7590858
gbeducation@govettbrewster.com

General guidelines including COVID restrictions for visiting the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre   

Whakamaheretia tō toro mai
Planning your visit

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.

During their visit, classes can use purpose-built education studios in the Todd Energy Learning Centre. All school lessons are free and are supported by the Ministry of Education’s Enriching Local Curriculum (ELC) initiative.

 

Me pēwhea te whakarite?
How do I book?

Booking is essential. Browse the Programmes section and complete the Booking Request Form online, or be in touch with the Education Team to discuss other options. Please read our visitor guidelines before making a booking request.

Download Gallery Visitor Guidelines and RAMS 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.

 

Cost

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.

 

E tūwhera ana i te rāwhitu, 10am-5pm.

Ka tere te hōtaka kura i te roanga o te rārima.

 

Open seven days, 10am – 5pm.

Education lessons run weekdays.
E āhei ana ngā kura te whakarite wā moata ake ki te timata.
School groups may book an earlier start time by arrangement.

 

“I always find the programme extremely well run, relevant. I especially like the questioning that encourages children to think.” - Taranaki primary teacher.

Chris Barry with Fitzroy School class

Pahi Mātauranga Utu Māmā
Subsidised Education Bus

Contact Gallery educators to check your school’s eligibility and level of subsidy. Please phone 06 759 0858.

 

Whakamaheretia tō toro mai i te hapori?
Planning a whole day out?

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.

If you're not a school and looking for other education opportunities including Young Visionaries after school art classes, Holiday Programmes, Monica Brewster Evenings, and Family Art sessions, click on the What’s On Tab.

 

Whanake Toi / Student Art Space Online

Students and teachers, share your Gallery inspired projects and learning with the world. We’d love you to share your learning on Whanake Toi / Student Art Space.

Please send us photos of your artwork, video, NCEA folio work, poems or writing inspired by your gallery visit.

The Gallery Education Team Rebecca Fawkner, Chris Barry and Whaea Dallas Tahuaroa-King.

The Gallery Education Team: Rebecca Fawkner, Chris Barry and Whaea Dallas Ngaio Tahuaroa-King.

Students with Len Lye's painting in the exhibition <em>Len Lye: Big Bang Theory</em>

Students with Len Lye's painting in the exhibition Len Lye: Big Bang Theory

Kaiako Jess Marshall demonstrating with students

Kaiako Jess Marshall demonstrating with students

Chris Barry with Fitzroy School

Chris Barry with Fitzroy School

Movement with the abstract work <em>Painting No. 9</em> by Don Peebles. Photo Sam Hartnett

Movement with the abstract work Painting No. 9 by Don Peebles. Photo Sam Hartnett

New Plymouth Girls' High School students use gallery zoetropes (animation viewing devices)

New Plymouth Girls' High School students use gallery zoetropes (animation viewing devices)