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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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Building closed, Govett-Brewster still active

Building closed, Govett-Brewster still active

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 in Open Window

Will Ngakuru Tilt in Open Window

Will Ngakuru Tilt 2014, installation view in Open Window, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. Photo Bryan James

The Golden Bearing

The Golden Bearing

Reuben Paterson The Golden Bearing 2014 (Detail) Photo by Bryan James

Shadow Subsets

Shadow Subsets

Andrew Beck Shadow Subsets 2014. Photo by Meredith Robertshawe

Building closed, Govett-Brewster still active

Building closed, Govett-Brewster still active

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.

<em>Len Lye: Motion Sketch</em>

Len Lye: Motion Sketch

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

The Golden Bearing

The Golden Bearing

Reuben Paterson The Golden Bearing 2014. Photo by Bryan James

Word Works at Lysaght-Watt Gallery, Hawera

Word Works at Lysaght-Watt Gallery, Hawera

Dick Frizzell Yellow 2011, Lithograph on Arches 88 paper. Govett-Brewster Collection

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WILL NGAKURU: TILT

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. More »

Maddie Leach If you find the good oil let us know sign on GB building exterior 

WORD WORKS
LYSAGHT-WATT GALLERY HAWERA

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 »

 

2013 GOVETT-BREWSTER ARTIST IN RESIDENCE REUBEN PATERSON: THE GOLDEN BEARING

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.
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Touring Exhibitions

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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