The Friends of the Gallery are a membership group with a strong connection to the more social side of the art world.

Join or Renew Online Swingiest Fund

As a Friend of the Govett-Brewster/Len Lye Centre you will receive invitations to social functions and special events

Your annual subscription to the Friends will bring you closer to the Gallery, and offer a range of benefits and exclusive opportunities to be involved in the art and the action.

Help us celebrate 50 years of Friendship!

The Friends turned 50 in 2021, and while Covid restrictions interrupted our first attempt at celebrating this milestone, we invite you to mark the occasion with us on 25 June in true Friends' style. Find out more and get your tickets here

Friends benefits include:

Free access to Gallery ExhibitionsExclusive invitations to Friends events and social functions

  • Discounted entry to the Gallery's Cinema (excludes film festivals and special events)
  • Discounted entry to regular Monica Brewster Evenings
  • 10% discount at the Govett-Brewster Shop
  • Discounted membership to New Plymouth Film Society
  • Subscription to the Friends regular e-news

Friends of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre
C/- Private Bag 2025 New Plymouth 4342 



Committee 2021-22

President: Chris Herlihy
Treasurer: Bruce Gatward-Cook
Secretary: Agata Oleksiak
Commitee members:
Carol Boyle
Nigel Jones
Kelly Loney
Mary Perrott