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 nature alerting us to the changing season.
Update on School Visits
Kia ora teachers,
We welcome schools in to the Gallery in Term 4. Covid-19 rules for school visits may change, please check with us for an update.
School groups are welcome to visit the Gallery.
Increased hygiene and social distancing mean restrictions on class size and scheduling apply. Please be in touch for further details.
During Term 4 Out of Gallery options are also available to schools.
Taranaki schools beyond New Plymouth - Gallery educators lead lessons in schools.
These lessons are by negotiation with two options:
Environmental Sustainability topics i.e. Mounga, caring for water.
Art that Moves based on Len Lye short films; animation, colour and pattern, dance.
In the community
Marae-based learning. Gallery educators join in with classes at their local marae to learn about ngā toi.
Eco mural. Tour New Plymouth’s CBD murals with us then head up to the Gallery to design a school mural with an environmental message, or create chalk masterpieces in Huatoki Plaza.
Public sculpture challenge. Get inspired by New Plymouth’s CBD sculptures then create temporary group sculptures.
Family Art Activities Online
A selection of these are now also available to teachers as Google Slides for sharing in class or as home learning:
Please email email@example.com if you would like to receive Family Art activity links as they become available.
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:
06 759 0858
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 Learning Experience Outside the Classroom (LEOTC) initiative.
“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 welcomes 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.
Take a look at our Te Reo Māori section and then contact the Gallery educators to discuss options:
Ph: 06 759 0858
Pahi Mātauranga Utu Māmā
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.
FAQS and further info:
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.
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.
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 LEOTC providers, including Puke Ariki. Contact the team with your special requests.