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Welcome to a place of art and ideas. Expect the unexpected at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, showing provocative contemporary art since 1970. Exhibitions change out every four months so there's always something new to experience. The new addition...more
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42 Queen Street | Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
Out of town people now pay $15 per head which is a bit steep for a fairly small art gallery in rural New Zealand. There are some excellent pieces and with it's focus on kinetic sculpture (thanks to Len Lye) makes for a fairly interactive...More
Amazing design for this building so we had high hopes for the exhibits especially after paying $15 entry fee. Should have known as Len Lye’s name is on the building so it was a homage to him. Not sure what the fuss was about but...More
We had planned a trip to New Plymouth with the Govett-Brewster being the focal point of our trip. The architecture is superb and in itself worth the visit. To say I was underwhelmed is mild. The spaces seemed empty, the Len Lye part of the...More
Nice location but the exhibits were hard to fathom out. A great imagination may have helped, but the interpretation of the artists could be somewhat different. Maybe the should cater and appeal to more visitors rather than being a drain on the rate payers of...More
There are hardly any Len Lye exhibits (on loan to other museums?). The other exhibition was just a bit weird for me and the few things to look at were lost in the huge gallery space making it seem sterile and boring.
Even though its...More
I try to visit each time I’m in New Plymouth. Very disappointing to see that much of Len Lye’s artwork is in storage. The space has been designed to showcase his large kinetic artwork. I hope with the new curator they bring back the pieces...More
Great staff who are there to guide you through the amazing selections. Always great interactive activities for young kids to adults. A movie to watch and something to learn. All inside a truly beautiful building.
The title says it all. Its an amazing building to look at. Thats about where it ends. Theres a real lack of exhibits and basically a totally boring experience. The fact that its free entry helps, you would not want to pay to enter. There...More