Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre
The Govett-Brewster is Aotearoa New Zealand’s most courageous contemporary art museum, offering energised encounters with the art and ideas of today. The Gallery is also the home of Len Lye's work. www.facebook.com/govettbrewster
The artist Len Lye saw art in the natural movement of nature, he created life size replicas that move and make sound. Fascinating.
The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery is New Zealand's contemporary art museum and home to the collection of modernist filmmaker and kinetic sculptor Len Lye.
The Len Lye Centre is an international destination for experimental film and kinetic art. It houses the collection and archive of Len Lye, one of the most original artists of the twentieth century. Pioneer filmmaker, sculptor, painter and poet, his extraordinary body of work gives us a unique view…
his two-headed artistic beast is arguably NZ's best regional art gallery, presenting contemporary – and often experimental and provocative – local and international shows. 'Great art goes 50-50 with great architecture' – so said NZ artist Len Lye (1901–80), to whom the shimmering Len Lye Centre is…
Stunning facade with wonderful photo opportunities, interesting exhibits inside. Walk through to the Govett Brewster Art Gallery. We are very proud of our new gallery (opened July 2015) which celebrates the life and works of one the leading kinetic artists of the 20th century, Len Lye.
“Take time out during your stay to explore Pukekura Park. There's a great playground for kids, lots of walking tracks through beautiful gardens and native trees, glass houses filled with the tropical gardens and a cafe next to the lake where you can relax and enjoy a coffee or tea.”
Point of Interest
“Yes, you are able to climb up the rock. If you don't want to climb up, there's a lovely little park next to it. Great for picnics.”
“New Plymouth’s museum full of our local history. Great place for the kids too! ”
“Dinner at Social Kitchen is a must for those visiting NP. Try the Pork Belly, Peas and the Gnocchi along with your selection from the wine list. Dim lit, cosy, bustling atmosphere with good service and incredible award winning food. ”