Tangi te kawekaweā, waiho kia tangi ana
Tangi te wharauroa, waiho kia tangi ana
E tatari atu ana kia aroaro mahana
Ka taka mai te āhuru
Spring is on its way! This karakia refers to natural phenomena that alert us to this seasonal change.
Term 4 is a great time for students to step outside the classroom to expand their minds. Our education programme inspires students to create fresh views of the world.
We invite you to make the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and Len Lye Centre part of your teaching plan for 2019. Introduce your students to the vivid, original artworks in our current exhibitions and take advantage of the curriculum linked learning opportunities.
Gallery education programmes immerse students in contemporary art and enable learning right across the curriculum. Students will come away knowing how to participate, becoming thoughtful gallery viewers with transferable skills and knowledge.
During their visit classes can use purpose-built education studios in the Todd Energy Learning Centre. All school programmes are free and are supported by the Ministry of Education’s Learning Experience Outside the Classroom (LEOTC) initiative.
Start your planning by looking at the EXHIBITIONS and SCHOOLS PROGRAMMES. If you would like to discuss other options including delivery in Te Reo, further develop detailed content, or discuss the format of your visit, our education team is happy to help.
“I always find the programme extremely well run, relevant. I especially like the questioning that encourages children to think.” - Taranaki primary teacher
Te Reo Māori
The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre welcome kura kaupapa and bilingual classes to all exhibitions. The Gallery kaiako works with teachers to ensure visits meet their language and hands-on activity needs.
Subsidised Education Bus
The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre, Puke Ariki and Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki are offering subsidised bus transport to selected low decile and distant schools. Please see our Subsidised Education Bus webpage for eligibility and details.
Keeping in touch
here and we'll let you know our new education programmes are up online.
Whakamaheretia tō toro mai
Planning your visit
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 programmes 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.
Once a booking is received teachers are sent a booking confirmation and pre- and post- visit information to complement the visit and link with the New Zealand Curriculum.
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 whakamaheretia ana te rā kia puta ki te hapori?
Planning a whole day out?
Our education team is happy to be part of class rotations with other LEOTC providers, including Puke Ariki.
Contact the team with your special requests.
If you're not a school and want to know more about our learning programmes, including Young Visionaries after school art classes, Holiday Programmes, Monica Brewster Evenings and Family Art sessions, click on the What's On tab.