See a display of New Zealand’s 2014 secondary schools’ NCEA Level 3 art portfolios that achieved Excellence or Scholarship, including four Taranaki folios.
The Goethe Insitut presents this free screening with a special introduction by Viennese architect Nicole David, Mag. Arch.
This documentary depicts the chequered history surrounding this building and its occupants, including the displacement and emigration of the Tugendhat family during the Second World War.
July School Holiday Art 2016 - morning
Morning drop-in arty sessions
Free and no need to book
Workshop: Community Weaving Project
Join our guest weavers to weave your message of peace into our community artwork, inspired by artist Ngahina Hohaia’s artwork in the Our Hearts of Darkness exhibition.
Ask any questions you have and learn more about our exhibitions with our friendly and helpful staff.
Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
Enjoy the performance, then a drink and nibbles afterward with an opportunity to meet the musicians
In the Land of the Deaf
What is the world like for the thousands of people who live in silence?
Young Visionaries 2018 Ages 6-8 Term 1
Weekly after school art classes where kids are inspired by great art.
September 2015 School Holiday Programme: 5-8 years old
Children, get creative and accelerate your art skills. Join one of our educators for a fun art challenge
Young Visionaries 2017
Weekly after-school art classes where kids are inspired by great art
Get ideas from Len Lye then paint and print using a microscope and magnifying glasses to investigate the insides of the edible and everyday.
New Zealand International Film Festival
Purchase your tickets for the films screening at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre NZIFF venue
A wealthy art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband's novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a symbolic revenge tale.
Projection Series #6: A Little Faith
A Little Faith examines the pitfalls of trust. As confidence in political systems plummets worldwide, what alternative belief systems might we choose to explore?
Goethe Institut German Film Festival
Ten films selected by the Goethe-Institut from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, screen until 9 Oct
NZIFF - Philip Dadson: Sonics From Scratch
As deeply fascinated by the conceptual as the biographical, this comprehensive portrait of one of our great experimental artists is essential viewing for anyone with even a passing interest in New Zealand art and music.
“If the planet makes a note, you’d think that the first person to hear it might be Phil.” — Geoff Chapple
Floor talk: Parihaka and Passive Resistance with Ruakere Hond and Ngahina Hohaia
Ruakere Hond and artist Ngahina Hohaia discuss land, violence and passive resistance on the International Day of Indigenous People.
October School Holidays 2017 - Plastic wear
Transform shiny plastics, weaving and shaping into ponchos, capes and wearable art.
NZIFF 2017 - I Am Not a Witch
Set in Zambia, this strange, engrossing feature addresses the continuing marginalisation of ‘witches’ and revolves around a nine-year-old girl accused of witchcraft.
Young Visionaries Ages 9-13 Term 2
Join our weekly after-school art classes and be inspired by great art.
NZIFF 2017 - A Fantastic Woman
Chilean director Sebastián Lelio celebrates the endurance of a woman under suspicion of murder in a film that heralds a stellar debut for transgender actress Daniela Vega.
Workshop: Community Weaving Project
Join Kaiako Maori Morgana James and guest weavers to weave your message of peace into our community artwork, inspired by artist Ngahina Hohaia’s works in Our Hearts of Darkness.
NZIFF - Women He's Undressed
Gillian Armstrong’s doco celebrates the colourful Orry-Kelly, the Australian-born designer who dressed Bogart and Bergman in Casablanca, Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot and Bette Davis in many of her greatest roles.
A clip-filled celebration of unsung Australian cinema hero and three-time Oscar winner, costume designer Orry-Kelly.
Francisco: The Man Behind the Pope
A look at the life of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, from his early childhood in Argentina to his becoming Pope Francis.
Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars
A look at the life and work of guitarist Eric Clapton, told by those who have known him best, including BB King, Jimi Hendrix, and George Harrison.
January 2016 School Holiday Programme: 9-13 years
Combine kitchen chemistry, inks and paint to concoct mysterious one off paintings
Latin America and Spain Film Festival 2015 - That Thing You Love
Language: Spanish with English Subtitles
Length: 79 mins
Directed By: Alvaro Velarde
Written By: Alvaro Velarde
The Legend of Paul and Paula
A married bureaucrat and a single mother of two meet and fall in love.
Tom Who? The Enigma of Tom Kreisler
A documentary about the life and art of Tom Kreisler (1938-2002)
Raumlichtkunst with Cindy Keefer
Director of the Center for Visual Music in Los Angeles, Cindy Keefer, introduces the work of Oskar Fischinger
Photographer Gavin Hipkins’ first feature-length film is a moving-picture essay with themes drawn from Samuel Butler’s utopian satire Erewhon: Or, Over the Range.
This Air is a Material
This documentary explores the evolution of Ann Shelton’s artistic process from the early days of her role as one of the first female press photographers to the present day.
Portrait of Jason
A 1967 documentary about gay African-American hustler and aspiring cabaret performer Jason Holliday
NZIFF - Tom Who? The Enigma of Tom Kreisler
“He was known as the local art teacher and bohemian, the man of wild parties, but few local residents realised they had an extraordinary artist in their midst.” — Shirley Horrocks
Shirley Horrocks’ doco sheds new light on the life and art of Tom Kreisler, a 20th-century New Zealand painter with scant interest in landscape but a strong affinity with Mexican traditions and the wit and verve of Pop Art.
Tatarakihi: The Children of Parihaka
The story of a ‘journey of memory’ taken by a group of Parihaka children following in the footsteps of their male ancestors who were transported south after the Taranaki land confiscations of the 1860s
April School Holidays 2016 - Dream World
It's the last day of the school holiday art sessions. Drop in to make art that surprises and inspires.
The Mo Willems’ Pigeon and Pals Collection
Stories from Mo Willems, the celebrated American writer and illustrator, jump from the screen in this animated collection of hugely amusing adventures.
April School Holidays 2016 - Sculpture 'n' zizz
Each day drop in to make art that surprises and inspires. Pick a session or join them all.
January 2016 School Holiday Programme: 6-8 years
Invent an imaginative creature then sculpt it into life using clay and wire
Latin America and Spain Film Festival 2015 - Sophia and the Stubborn
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Length: 82 mins
Also known as: Sofia y el Terco