Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

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The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery is a contemporary art museum at New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand. The gallery receives core funding from the New Plymouth District Council.

Govett-Brewster is recognised internationally for contemporary art, and has received many awards. In 2009, the gallery was honoured by the Arts Foundation of New Zealand with their Governor's Award.[1]

Len Lye Centre[edit]

Len Lye Centre, New Plymouth

The Len Lye Centre is a gallery adjacent to the Govett-Brewster, built to display the works of Len Lye it was designed by Andrew Patterson of Pattersons Associates, New Zealand. It is home to the archives and studio collection of the Len Lye Foundation.[2] Born in Christchurch in 1901 and largely self-educated, Len Lye was driven by a lifelong passion for motion, energy and the possibility of composing them as a form of art. Lye's interests took him far from New Zealand; after sojourns in the South Pacific, Lye moved to London and then New York, where he became known as an intensely creative film-maker and kinetic sculptor.

The Len Lye Centre was opened on 25 July 2015. This is the first gallery in New Zealand to be dedicated to a single artist.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "NZ contemporary art honoured by Arts Foundation". Scoop. 21 July 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-26. 
  2. ^ "Govett-Brewster Art Gallery". NZContemorary. Retrieved 2009-07-26. 
  3. ^ Coster, Deena (25 July 2015). "New Plymouth welcomes its Len Lye Centre with open arms". Taranaki Daily News. 

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Coordinates: 39°3′31″S 174°4′11″E / 39.05861°S 174.06972°E / -39.05861; 174.06972