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Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre

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42 Queen Street | Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
+64 6-759 6060
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Amazing Building

At the time we visited it was a pity that most of the Galleries were being changed over so not alot... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shapeup48
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Invercargill, New Zealand
Sensational building to visit

Great place to visit and wander around. We've not really into modern art but there were some... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dave P
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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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 to the Govett-Brewster, the Len Lye Centre, showcases New Zealand-born artist Len Lye's ideas and artworks in film, sculpture, painting and photography. It also shows exhibitions of work by artists whose practice is related to Len Lye's. The boutique 60-seat cinema screens Lye's ground-breaking films, a selection of international film festivals, experimental, arthouse and cult movies, as well as a New Zealand cinema, symposia and lectures. Open seven days, 10am – 5pm (+ Thursday night films), the entrance to the art gallery is on Queen St. Entry's by donation. Be sure to save some time for the wonderful Govett-Brewster Shop where you can treat yourself or find unique gifts of books, stationery, homewares, jewellery and cool kids’ stuff.
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42 Queen Street | Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

At the time we visited it was a pity that most of the Galleries were being changed over so not alot to see but the building is quite spectacular.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit and wander around. We've not really into modern art but there were some interesting things to watch as they moved and the building is sensational. A pity there wasn't a few more exhibits

Thank Dave P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free entry and free video to watch. Great reading about this amazing artist. Just found there were many barren high walls. Big tick to very clean toilets

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Len Lye Museum is just a triumph - what an amazing, jaw-droppingly beautiful building in this artistic outpost of NZ! New Plymouth is so lucky! And inside is a truly mesmerizing exhibition about Lye's work, vision, and extraordinary innovation and artistry. I knew it...More

Thank B E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Len Lye centre captivated me from the moment I saw it walking back to our hotel from our evening walk along the foreshore. Went back the next day and was amazed at both the building and the exhibits. This is so worth an hour...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

The building the art gallery is in is amazing, the mirror wavering walls a triumph. But the art inside a little too on the modern side for us. The staff were helpful and knowledgeable.

Thank Tracey S
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Loved the museum, some of the most unique art by Len and the building is one that you simply have to visit. Its one of a kind and very stylish

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

The Len Lye Gallery was something I was very excited to see as I'd seen pictures of it online and thought it was just beautiful and the building itself is quite stunning in real life. The entire outside has this reflective material on it and...More

Thank m-earley3
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

really beautiful building, with a interesting range of art, helpful staff and several interactive kids activities.

Thank bronu
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Not an easy stop. I hear that locals are not happy to pay for that Centre because they never visit it. Well, if true, what a shame! Len Lye was ahead of his time as a creator, an inventor, an artist, and it is all...More

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