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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.

The Golden Bearing

The Golden Bearing

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

Fiona Pardington: Three Works

Fiona Pardington: Three Works

Fiona PardingtonTaranaki Heitiki White Mussel Shell Eyes, Okains Bay Maori and Colonial Museum 2002. Silver bromide fibre based print (detail)

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.

Crystallised

Crystallised

Carmen Rogers Crystallised 2013 (detail). Courtesy the artist

Crystallised

Crystallised

Carmen Rogers Crystallised 2013 (detail). Courtesy the artist

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.

<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

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CARMEN ROGERS: CRYSTALLISED

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 »

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

FIONA PARDINGTON:  THREE WORKS
PUKE ARIKI, LANE GALLERY 

15 Feb 2014 - 16 April 2014

Over the last 30 years, Fiona Pardington (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Mamoe, Kāti Waewae, Clan Cameron) has produced an extensive body of photographic work, critically engaging with representations of Māori culture, politics and history. 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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2013 Govett-Brewster Aotearoa New Zealand Artist in Residence
Reuben Paterson

15 February - July 2014

Boatshed Lawn, Pukekura Park, New Plymouth




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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Group Visits

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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