Schools

Kia uruuru mai
Ā Hauora, haukaha, haumāia
Ki runga, ki raro, ki roto, ki waho
Rirerire hau paimarire

Enter forth
The winds of life
The winds of strength
The winds of courage
As above, below, within, without
Peace be upon us

 

We invite you to make the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and Len Lye Centre part of your teaching plan for 2018. 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 education team works with teachers to ensure visits meet their language and hands-on activity needs.

Contact the Gallery educators to discuss options 
gbeducation@govettbrewster.com
06 759 0858

 

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 schools. Please see our Subsidised Education Bus webpage for eligibility and details.

Keeping in touch

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Chris Barry with Fitzroy School class

Planning your visit

Open hours
The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre’s standard hours are 10am – 5pm, seven days a week.
School visits before 10am are available by appointment.

 

How do I book?
Booking is essential. Please complete the booking form on the Bookings page.

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.

Download the Visiting Guidelines for Schools, which also includes RAMS and School Checklist.

 

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.
 

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.

  

Meet our Govett-Brewster Education team:
Chris Barry, Rebecca Fawkner and Jess Marshall
06 759 0858
gbeducation@govettbrewster.com

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.

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)