The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery aims to present a dynamic and groundbreaking exhibition programme to its audiences. The Govett-Brewster presents showcases the best of local, national and international contemporary art.
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The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery will be closed for up to two years to enable work on earthquake strengthening, deferred maintenance and renewals and the construction of the Len Lye Centre. The Govett-Brewster team will be very active during the two years with off-site projects, touring exhibitions, public programmes and collaborations with other cultural organisations throughout Taranaki and New Zealand. During this transitional period, staff will be planning and preparing for the 2015 opening of the new combined facility.
Ann Shelton doublethink 'We have maintained a silence closely resembling stupidity' Neil Roberts 1982 2013 (detail). Courtesy the artist
Carmen Rogers Crystallised 2013 (detail). Courtesy the artist
Maddie Leach If you find the good oil let us know 2012-2013 (research image). Courtesy the artist.
Maddie Leach If you find the good oil let us know 2012-2013
Maddie Leach If you find the good oil let us know 2012-2013. Courtesy the artist
Dick Frizzell Yellow 2011 (detail). Govett-Brewster Art Gallery Collection
The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery building will be closed for up to two years for earthquake strengthening, maintenance and construction of the Len Lye Centre. The Govett-Brewster team will be active with off-site projects, touring exhibitions, public programmes and collaborations with other cultural organisations. During this transitional period, staff will be planning and preparing for the 2015 opening of the new combined facility.
30 Nov 2013 - 4 May 2014
Carmen Rogers transforms shattered glass from the demolished balustrades and hallways of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery into crystal stalagmites and stalactites, installing these works gradually over five months. More »
Jun 2012 – Ongoing
When Artist in Residence Maddie Leach became the owner of 70 litres of supposed ‘whale oil’, disposed of from the quenching tanks of the closing down Engineering School, she thought the oil should be returned to the sea. More »
Midhirst, New Plymouth, Whanganui
28 Sep 2013 – 2 Feb 2014
Ann Shelton's site-specific billboard/poster project engages with the history surrounding the 1982 attempting bombing of the 'Wanganui Computer'. More »
Boatshed Lawn, Pukekura Park, New Plymouth
Exhibitions curated by the Govett-Brewster have toured to New Zealand and international art museums. Works from the Govett-Brewster's permanent collection have also been loaned to other art and cultural institutions.More »
Public events in the Govett-Brewster, which often incorporate tours of a specific location, are held every Sunday. Groups can book a private guided tour by contacting the Govett-Brewster. More »
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