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Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, established in 1970, is Aotearoa New Zealand’s premier contemporary art museum. The Govett-Brewster seeks to offer a responsive, accessible, relevant, dynamic and stimulating hub for an open exchange of ideas and engagements with the art and cultures of today - thus nurturing innovation, research, creativity and dialogue for people from all walks of life. The Gallery is recognised nationally and internationally for its global vision, its special commitment to art from the Pacific, and as home to the art and ideas of pioneering filmmaker and kinetic artist, Len Lye.

Collection Type
Art


Contact Details
Postal address iconPrivate Bag 2025, New Plymouth
Telephone number icon+64 6 759 6060
Web address iconhttp://www.govettbrewster.com
Email address icongovettinfo@govettbrewster.com


Visitor Information
Physical address iconQueen Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Hours of operation icon10am – 5pm daily. Closed Christmas day.
Charges iconFree


Facilities
Wheelchair accessCafeReference LibraryParkingShopFunction SpaceGuided TourPublic ProgrammesMembership Club
Lecture hall /Museum brochures / audio tours/



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Len Lye: Happy Moments

Key works from the Len Lye Foundation Collection and Archive, captured in their historical moment. Beginning with Lye’s well-known kinetic masterpiece Universe and its appearance in Bounding Steel Sculpture in 1965 ...

Region:New Plymouth
Dates: 24-Sep-2017, 25-Sep-2017, 26-Sep-2017, 27-Sep-2017, 28-Sep-2017, 29-Sep-2017 View more sessions

David Clegg: Loca Projects - Correction

An ongoing project that proposes a re-engagement with reading and listening. Loca Projects - Correction is an archive of fragments collected from drifts through real and imagined urban landscapes, presented here as a ...

Region:New Plymouth
Dates: 24-Sep-2017, 25-Sep-2017, 26-Sep-2017, 27-Sep-2017, 28-Sep-2017, 29-Sep-2017 View more sessions

Projection Series No. 7: First As Fiction, Then As Myth

At the heart of the Govett-Brewster/Len Lye Centre’s cinema programme, Projection Series returns with its seventh instalment. 'Projection Series No. 7: First as fiction, then as myth' presents three recent films ...

Region:New Plymouth
Dates: 24-Sep-2017, 25-Sep-2017, 26-Sep-2017, 27-Sep-2017, 28-Sep-2017, 29-Sep-2017 View more sessions

Ralph Hotere: Black Paintings 1–7

Ralph Hotere’s Black Paintings (1968–69) were the first works acquired for the Govett-Brewster Collection in the years preceding the opening of the museum in 1970. The series remains at the cutting-edge of minimal ...

Region:New Plymouth
Dates: 24-Sep-2017, 25-Sep-2017, 26-Sep-2017, 27-Sep-2017, 28-Sep-2017, 29-Sep-2017 View more sessions

Surface Affect: Amanda Gruenwald, Jeena Shin, Michael Zavros

'Surface Affect' presents the work of three painters working with concepts of the surface, and the surface of their pictures, in different ways. The exhibition continues the Govett-Brewster’s long engagement with ...

Region:New Plymouth
Dates: 24-Sep-2017, 25-Sep-2017, 26-Sep-2017, 27-Sep-2017, 28-Sep-2017, 29-Sep-2017 View more sessions

Young Visionaries After School Art Classes Term 3 - Ages 6-8

Weekly after-school art classes where kids are inspired by great art. Our Young Visionaries have fun discovering the thinking and wonder behind the creation of art inspired by the current exhibitions. This term, ...

Region:New Plymouth
Dates: 27-Sep-2017

Young Visionaries 2017 Term 3 - Ages 9-13

Weekly after-school art classes where kids are inspired by great art. Our Young Visionaries have fun discovering the thinking and wonder behind the creation of art inspired by the current exhibitions. This term, ...

Region:New Plymouth
Dates: 28-Sep-2017

Family Art

Drop-in interactive art-making sessions for the whole family. Call in on Sunday afternoons for family-friendly, hands-on, art-making activities inspired by our exhibitions. Todd Energy Learning Centre. All ...

Region:New Plymouth
Dates: 24-Sep-2017, 01-Oct-2017, 08-Oct-2017, 15-Oct-2017, 22-Oct-2017, 29-Oct-2017 View more sessions

Exhibition Insight

Get insights into our current exhibitions, guided by a member of our Front of House team. Big groups, please let us know you're coming, otherwise, no booking required. Meet in the foyer. All welcome.

Region:New Plymouth
Dates: 24-Sep-2017, 01-Oct-2017, 08-Oct-2017, 15-Oct-2017, 22-Oct-2017, 29-Oct-2017 View more sessions

German Film Festival 2017

This year the Goethe-Institut New Zealand presents the 9th German Film Festival. Attention movie fans: This spring we cordially invite you to enjoy the best new film releases from Austria, Switzerland and ...

Region:New Plymouth
Dates: 03-Oct-2017, 04-Oct-2017, 04-Oct-2017, 05-Oct-2017, 05-Oct-2017, 06-Oct-2017 View more sessions

Govett-Brewster Seniors

Talks for older people keen for a regular dose of art and culture. Join us for free-flowing conversations and experiences of contemporary art inside the current exhibitions. No knowledge of art is needed! Second ...

Region:New Plymouth
Dates: 12-Oct-2017, 09-Nov-2017

Govett-Brewster Babes

Mums, dads and caregivers are welcome to join Govett-Brewster staff for an informal, free-flowing conversation about the art. No knowledge of art is needed! We're pram and breastfeeding friendly, and there's a toy ...

Region:New Plymouth
Dates: 17-Nov-2017

Reuben Paterson: The Golden Bearing

First shown at Pukekura Park in 2014, the 4-metre high sculpture is a darling public artwork in the Govett-Brewster Collection. For the festive season, Reuben Paterson’s hand sculpted, gold-glittered tree returns to ...

Region:New Plymouth
Dates: 24-Nov-2017, 25-Nov-2017, 26-Nov-2017, 27-Nov-2017, 28-Nov-2017, 29-Nov-2017 View more sessions