Govett-Brewster Foundation

The Govett-Brewster Foundation offers you ways to connect with and contribute to the Gallery and its programme, collection, and projects. From Foundation Membership to corporate Partnership, the Foundation exists to make a difference and open doors to contemporary art and experiences.

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Established in 2003, the Govett-Brewster Foundation is the Gallery’s foremost support organisation, and partners with the Gallery to deliver ambitious contemporary art programmes, collection acquisitions, and projects.

An independent charitable organisation, the Foundation offers a number of ways to engage with the Gallery and with an exclusive network of arts lovers and supporters spanning both private members and corporate partners. 

Find out more about the Foundation here. We invite you to join us.


Membership of the Govett-Brewster Foundation connects you to a vibrant contemporary art-focused group, centred the Gallery but spanning the globe.

Members collectively support bold art projects, including commissions, installations, and acquisitions, which significantly enhance the programme and experiences for visitors to the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery | Len Lye Centre.

As a member, you will enjoy a portfolio of exclusive benefits. These include a personalised membership card that opens doors and unlocks discounts: unlimited free access to the gallery and an ongoing 10% discount off purchases from the gallery store. You’ll be invited to member-only exhibition previews, Gallery and artist talks, contemporary art events, and have preferential access to art tours both within New Zealand and internationally. Plus, you’ll receive regular email updates from both the Foundation and Gallery.

Above all, you’ll be a key contributor to making major and ambitious contemporary art projects possible, and accessible for locals and visitors to experience.  

Become a Member - We'd love you to join us!


The Govett-Brewster Foundation also manages a number of business partner relationships on behalf of the Gallery: Foundation Partners are businesses who strategically align their brand, people and networks to partner with the Foundation and Govett-Brewster Art Gallery | Len Lye Centre.

Through Partnership with the Govett-Brewster Foundation, aligned companies demonstrate their commitment to bold creativity, inspired giving, and is recognised for making a visible difference to the power and impact of this local and nationally recognised asset. 

Partnership can open doors to new markets, new and unique experiences, and access to one of the most inspirational venues in regional New Zealand. Find out how you can Partner with one of New Zealand’s most progressive contemporary cultural stories, and what opportunities come with being a Partner.

Become a Partner - We'd love to hear from you!

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