Programmes

Ngā wheako mā ngā Akonga Kura Tuatahi / Primary and Intermediate School Lessons

All primary and intermediate school lessons are led by Gallery educators and take place in the gallery spaces, with hands-on activities in the Learning Centre when time allows.

The descriptions below indicate what you can expect from each session. Please note that some lessons can be adapted for your class age group and area of focus – simply chat with our team.

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Ngā wheako o te Wāhanga 3
Learning Experiences in Term 3
Creation of Colours

9 July - 7 November
Visual Art / Ngā Toi
Y3 – 6, 90 mins

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Tour Several degrees of attention and Atomic Power experiencing different ways artists communicate messages and stories. Focus on orokohanga / origin stories from a Māori world view then bring your learning to life in the Learning Centre using simple printing and pattern making techniques. Create your own colourful telling of a ‘creation’ story.

He Pūrākau o te Tohora

5 August - 7 November
Visual Art / Ngā Toi
Y5 – 8, 90 mins

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Discover how artist Shona Rapira Davies giant sculpture Ko Te Kihikihi Taku Ingoa and Ko Te Kihikihi bring together ancient stories (pūrākau) of whales, local history and human responsibility for our natural world. In the Learning Centre learn to cast wax to form fossils from the deep that tell a story.

Brain waves

20 August – 25 April 2023
Visual Art
Y0 – 4, 75 mins

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Immerse yourself in Len Lye’s art through the exhibition Atomic Power collecting creative ideas by sketching and moving. In the Leaning Centre bring this inspiration to life and fashion your brainy ideas into crazy head gear.

Introducing Len Lye

Ongoing
Science / Visual Art / Dance / Music / Technology
Y 0 - 8, 60 mins

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What can we learn from Len Lye?

Experience the multi-sensory Len Lye’s multi-sensory exhibition Atomic Power through interactive activities adaptable to your students’ learning needs and level. Find out how Len Lye came up with his ideas and what made his art special. Then create your own Len Lye inspired artwork.

At school:

- Find out about Len Lye here

Pictures that Move

Visual Art / Science: Physical World / Technology
Ongoing
Y 5 - 8, 90 mins+

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How did old school animation work? What makes Len Lye’s films still cool today?

We go to the ‘flicks’ to discover how image, movement and sound are combined to create an illusion. Students analyse animation techniques and use gallery zoetropes (animation viewing devices) to create their own moving image.

See: Atomic Power

BYO your class video camera, phone or ipad to record students’ animations.

At school:
Google Slide: Len Lye Style Flip Book

Click below to view Len Lye films online:
Tusalava
A Colour Box
The Birth of a Robot
Free Radicals

Films supplied by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision. Please respect the integrity of Len Lye’s artwork by not copying his films.

Download the Len Lye: Animation Resource

A compilation DVD entitled Colour Box: 19 Films by Len Lye is available from the Govett-Brewster Shop

Mainstream, Kura Kaupapa Māori, Kōhanga Reo and Bilingual Units.



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E ono ngā kaupapa:

1. Orokohanga / Creation
2. Te Waonui ā Tāne / Realm of Tānemahuta
3. Wai / Water
4. Karakia / Waiata
5. Papatūānuku / Land
6. Ko wai koe / Who are you


Kaupapa include:

Pēpēha: A way of identifying and introducing who we are and where we come from.

• We find hononga (connections) and create art that symbolises our Mounga, Awa, Moana, Marae, Iwi, Hapu and Waka. Discuss places and landmarks that we identify with or that are significant to us. 

• We connect with our homeland and the vessel that brought our people to this land both tangata wēnua and tangata tauiwi. 

Whakapapa: Whakapapa is genealogy, a line of descent from tūpuna down to the present day and links people to all other living things. Everything comes from somewhere. The story of where something or someone comes from is whakapapa.

• We explore family relationships and dynamics to create art works that complement our kōrero and findings.

• Gain an understanding of tikanga Māori relating to whakapapa.

• Explore whakapapa stories such as Ranginui and Papatūānuku or Te Wānau Matariki.

Online Learning

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Create - Family Art activities online:

These quick, fun activities are based on Family Art sessions in the Gallery (10.30 – 12.30am Sundays), a selection are now available online to share in school or as links for home learning. Found in the ‘What’s on’ section of the Gallery website Create: Online Art ActivitiesInstagram posts, or as Google slides for classroom use.

 

Tai Moana Tai Tangata virtual tour:

Visit the Gallery’s website and take your class on a virtual tour of the monumental exhibition by Brett Graham (Ngāti Koroki Kahukura, Tainui) Tai Moana Tai Tangata. This virtual tour was developed for schools and aims to bring local history to life through art. Accompanying lesson plans available by request.

 

Ngā wheako mā ngā Akonga Kura Tuarua / Secondary School Programme

Secondary school visits to the Govett-Brewster are most successful when teachers and Gallery educators collaborate.

To inspire your programme, we can shape a lesson tailored specifically for your students from Year 9+. Selected exhibition themes are described by curriculum area and can be developed into a tour which includes worksheets, creative group activities or extended in the Learning Centre into workshops. 

 
Top Art 2022


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Midday Monday 29 Aug – Midday Tuesday 6 Sep

Experience the top art folios from Aotearoa’s best secondary school artists.

George Mason Trust Visual Art Scholarship


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Applications open on 25 July for this $3000 scholarship awarded to a Year 13 Taranaki visual art or DVC student intending to study visual arts, design or architecture at a tertiary level.

Find our more here.

Visual Arts

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Term 3 exhibitions offer students a diverse range of media and styles to connect to their own art making, including batik, drawing, painting, photograms, sculpture, printmaking, and video.

The collection exhibition Several degrees of attention contains a range of distinct approaches to artmaking and interpretation, linking the past with present and posing the question: how do we make sense of what we inherit?

Atomic Power focuses on Len Lye’s concerns for freedom, peace and a global community and encourages students to consider how they might include political attitudes in their art.

Shona Rapira Davies’ giant sculpture Ko Te Kihikihi Taku Ingoa and Ko Te Kihikihi will inspire students to research and create art linked to Te Ao Maōri, local histories and environmental issues.

Kura Kaupapa Māori / Māori Studies

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E ono ngā kaupapa Matua mo te tau:

1. Orokohanga / Creation
2. Te Waonui ā Tāne / Realm of Tānemahuta
3. Wai / Water
5. Papatūānuku / Land
6. Ko wai koe / Who are you


Wāhanga Tuatahi:

Our full immersion and bilingual programme focus on creating art relating to "Ko wai koe / Who are you’’.


Kaupapa include:

Pēpēha: A way of identifying and introducing who we are and where we come from.

• We find hononga (connections) and create art that symbolises our Mounga, Awa, Moana, Marae, Iwi, Hapu and Waka. Discuss places and landmarks that we identify with or that are significant to us.

• We connect with our homeland and the vessel that brought our people to this land both tangata wēnua and tangata tauiwi.


Whakapapa:
Whakapapa is genealogy, a line of descent from tūpuna down to the present day and links people to all other living things. Everything comes from somewhere. The story of where something or someone comes from is whakapapa.

· We explore family relationships and dynamics to create art works that complement our kōrero and findings.

· Gain an understanding of tikanga Māori relating to whakapapa.

· Explore whakapapa stories such as Ranginui and Papatūānuku or Te Wānau Matariki.

Learning Support Groups - Sensing Len Lye

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Interactive experiences designed for students in Learning Support classes. The energy and scale of Len Lye’s sculptures offer students an opportunity to express themselves holistically. Talk to the gallery educators to discuss visit options.

Social narrative for students unfamiliar with the Gallery.

Visit the Gallery website accessibility tab for further information.

Talk Art Challenge

Ongoing

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Can your students say more about art other than whether they like it or not?

This general introduction to the exhibitions gives students confidence and skills to analyse art through discussion and instant activities.

 

Media Studies

Ongoing

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How did cameraless movies work? What makes Len Lye’s films still so cool?

Inspired by innovative approaches to filmmaking and the stimulating exhibitions, students deepen their knowledge of where film came from through a variety of hands-on options including zoetrope drawings, experiments with OHP colour projections and a ‘direct’ film workshop.

View Len Lye films online:
Tusalava
A Colour Box
The Birth of a Robot
Free Radicals

Films supplied by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision. Please respect the integrity of Len Lye’s artwork by not copying his films.

Visit the Len Lye Centre Cinema

The Gallery’s state-of-the-art 62-seat cinema shows experimental film, arthouse and cult films and film festival programming. Special screenings can be arranged by appointment. Please contact Gallery educators for further information or find out what’s on here.

 

Direct Film Workshop

Inspired by Len Lye’s direct films, students use cameraless hand animation techniques to learn how to create their own whole class 16mm ‘direct’ film.

No cost - contact Gallery educators for details.

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