Schools

Tērā Puanga, tērā Matariki, ka rewa i te pae. 

Nau mai, haere mai ngā hua o te tau hou!

 
In welcoming the Māori New Year we reflect on the past, celebrate the present and create goals to inspire ourselves this coming year.



Extending opportunities to more students

The Gallery’s education team Chris, Rebecca, and Whaea Dallas are pleased to share that the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery | Len Lye Centre has been awarded Ministry of Education support to provide Enriching Local Curriculum (ELC) - formerly known as Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom (LEOTC) - for a further three years. The support will see the Gallery extend its education work to more classes including ECE providers, deliver more programmes in Te Reo, increase understanding and sharing of Te Ao Māori, and work with more communities to share their stories and lessons at the Gallery.

We have a very exciting exhibition programme to share with you in Term 3, which you can read more about in our 'Programmes' page here. We thank you for your support and look forward to welcoming you back to the Gallery soon!

 

Ngā mihi maioha,

Chris, Rebecca and Dallas

Please see Covid guidelines for school visits to the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre 

  

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.

 

Keeping in touch

Sign up here and we'll let you know when our new education lessons are up online.

 

Meet our Govett-Brewster Education team:

Chris Barry, Rebecca Fawkner and Whaea Dallas Tahuaroa-King

06 759 0858

gbeducation@govettbrewster.com

 

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, take a look at our What's On page.

 

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.

Chris Barry with Fitzroy School class

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

Taranaki primary teacher

 

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.

 

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.

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)