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Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

Queen Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
+64 6-759 6717
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Intriguing, and educational...

Always enjoy checking out the Len Lye engineered / kinetic motion artwork. The industrially... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
Anthony M
Auckland Central, New Zealand
via mobile
Impressive building

Impressive building - worth checking out for exhibits if there is something on. Free parking behind... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
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The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery building is currently closed for earthquake strengthening, Gallery upgrades and construction of the Len Lye Centre. Opening mid 2015, the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre will consolidate New Plymouth as the home of Len Lye, provide permanent access to the Collection and Archive, and greatly enhance the Govett-Brewster's ability to deliver exceptional contemporary art projects for our audience. To follow our progress and view the Govett-Brewster Collection and Len Lye's work, see our website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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Queen Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
+64 6-759 6717
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Always enjoy checking out the Len Lye engineered / kinetic motion artwork. The industrially sculptured forms intrigue and appeal to me. Interesting short film this time too. Didn't quite understand it, but it made me think - could have been the point...?

Thank Anthony M
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Impressive building - worth checking out for exhibits if there is something on. Free parking behind the gallery.

Thank 454Mark
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Like so many before me I was absolutely awed by the building's exterior (The Len Lye Centre) but greatly disappointed once I got inside. Perhaps I missed something - but all I found was one Len Lye kinetic sculpture, a couple of Len Lye films...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

The outside is the best thing about the Len Lye. There is a lot of space in the building that is empty. The main display was fuse box covers. Not a piece of art in sight.

1  Thank Orchidacea
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

I share the perspective of several other reviewers in that the outside of the building is absolutely spectacular. To be fair, the internal architecture is also innovative, towering, spacious and an overall brilliant space for exhibiting large installations. I had hoped for several Len Lye...More

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

In my humble opinion the outside of the building is better than the inside. Only a few kinetic sculptures are interesting the rest is definitely in the eye of the beholder. Thank goodness it's free entry. I wouldn't pay to see it. Cafe next door...More

1  Thank 95jeaninef
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

A must to do in New Plymouth, if only to view the building from the inside. There is an excellent display of Len Lye's work.

Thank KiwiJo2016
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

This building looks pretty cool from its photos and from outside. However we spent 20 minutes tops in there, and that was trying to get something positive out of it. Not much to see, mostly weird poles that look like they should be marking the...More

Thank Sarra H
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

The most interesting thing about this building is it's exterior. The exhibits inside were not very exciting at all and there was really not much to see.

Thank Natalie B
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We were lucky enough to enjoy a tour of this stunning gallery- without a guide I'm sure you would miss out on so much information. Our guide was knowledgable , articulate & entertaining, making it an enjoyable morning. The "skinny" mirrors on the exterior of...More

Thank phillipam2016
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