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.
Will Ngakuru Tilt 2014, installation view in Open Window, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. Photo Bryan James
Reuben Paterson The Golden Bearing 2014 (Detail) Photo by Bryan James
Andrew Beck Shadow Subsets 2014. Photo by Meredith Robertshawe
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.
Len Lye Tusalava 1929 (film still, detail). Motion Sketch is the first survey of Lye's practice to be exhibited in New York. The Drawing Centre, New York, US 16 April - 8 June 2014
Reuben Paterson The Golden Bearing 2014. Photo by Bryan James
Dick Frizzell Yellow 2011, Lithograph on Arches 88 paper. Govett-Brewster Collection
13 Sept 2014 - 25 Jan 2015
Drawing upon a karakia by Te Tai Tokerau kaumatua Māori Marsden that expresses a journey of unfolding potential, Ngakuru’s latest work, Tilt, is a response to the Crown’s proposal to create a Kauri National Park in the Waipoua Forest.
30 Jul 2014 - 20 Aug 2014
This selection of works from the Govett-Brewster Collection explores and plays with conventional ideas of words and their meanings. Spanning from 1977 to 2011, the artworks in Word Works use a variety of media, methods and language, contributing to art’s fascinating association with text. More »
Boatshed Lawn, Pukekura Park
8 Feb 2014 – 27 July 2014
Known for his paintings in glitter and diamond dust, Paterson’s new outdoor work, The Golden Bearing, moves into the 3-dimensional space of sculpture, questioning ideas of artificiality, reality and ‘natural’ environments. More »
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.
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