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Len Lye <em>Flip and Two Twisters (Trilogy)</em> 1977, 2016 at the Len Lye Centre. Govett-Brewster Collection. Photo Bryan James
Flip and Two Twisters (Trilogy)
  • 12 Oct 2016 — 26 Mar 2017
  • Len Lye Centre
Intense, frightening and beautiful, the expertly engineered, Trilogy is Lye’s most compelling sculpture. Info
Maree Horner <em>Diving Board</em> 1974-98. Govett-Brewster Art Gallery Collection
All Lines Converge
  • 17 Dec 2016 — 20 Mar 2017
  • Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
An exhibition of work by Aotearoa New Zealand artists, from the 1970s until today, with key works from the Govett-Brewster Collection Info
<em>Len Lye</em> c.1979. Image courtesy of the Len Lye Foundation Collection, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre
Len Lye: Experimental Moves
  • 10 Dec 2016 — 26 Mar 2017
  • Len Lye Centre
The pivotal years that saw Len Lye shift his focus from experimental film to tangible motion sculpture Info
Tom Kreisler <em>Night Weather</em> 1984.
1270 x 1050mm, Acrylic and dyes on canvas.
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery Collection. Purchased with the assistance of the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council of New Zealand in 1987
Open Collection #3: Tom
  • Today — 30 Jul
  • Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre
Argentinian-born Tom Kreisler became one of New Plymouth’s most treasured artists, known for injecting humour into painting and drawing through the use of puns, poems and doodles. Info
Paul Bonet
Revealed #2 – Florian Pumhösl and Paul Bonet
  • 8 Apr — 23 Jul
  • Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre
Our pocket exhibition series Revealed shows work from the private collections of artists, exposing friendships, artists admired and global connections Info
<em>Fountain III</em> at Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, 1977. Len Lye Foundation Collection, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre
Len Lye: Fountain III
  • Today — 30 Jul
  • Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Kinetic Works, Len Lye’s first major solo exhibition in New Zealand, we present the kinetic sculpture Fountain III Info
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Flip and Two Twisters
  • Free daily screenings (except Tuesdays)
  • Weekdays 11am and 11.15am weekends

A documentary about Len Lye, the great film-maker and kinetic sculptor.

  • Sun 16 Apr 2017. 3:30—5:35PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema

An extravaganza of sight and sound, Fantasia is Walt Disney’s masterpiece and a landmark ...

Projection Series #6: A Little Faith
  • 6 May - 24 Jun Weekly screenings Saturday 1pm (no screening 20 May)
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema

A Little Faith examines the pitfalls of trust. As confidence in political systems plummets worldwide ...

Curator's Tour - In Play
  • Sat 6 May 2017. 2—3PM
  • Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

Take a walk and talk in the exhibition In Play: Hany Armanious, Peter Robinson, Jim ...

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