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Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Frenetic kinetic art

The art here is great - it’s rhythm and maths in a kinetic art form. The staff are enthusiastic and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Fabulous but....

I think the outside of the building is amazing. Yes it is $15 to get in and worth it. the kinetic... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
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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
+64 6-759 6060
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We'd been here before they expanded in 2013/15 and were keen to see the new building and how they'd used the additional space. We were not disappointed and spent over 3 hours here - 1 of them watching an excellent documentary on Len Lye and...More

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had never heard of Len Lye prior to our visit. He seems to be something of a local hero only the locals know about. It was interesting, but after a while, there seemed to be repetitive displays. The entrance fee was quite pricey.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The art here is great - it’s rhythm and maths in a kinetic art form. The staff are enthusiastic and eager to share their knowledge and helped us have the best time. See the art then have coffee and or beer across the road.

Thank CollettemOn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had students, supervisors and teachers visit for the Environment topic. We had a great tour around the centre. Len Lye’s exhibits are really fascinating to watch. Our educator was fantastic. She was extremely knowledgeable and interacted well with all group members. After the tour...More

Thank melissasO2213BS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really commend towns who inspire and invest in art. I know people always cry and say I want this or this is a waste of ?@&£. Hey it’s not the Guggenheim but it is a awesome building with some quality art and great viewing...More

Thank Martymicmartmart
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is sparse and there is limited things to view. The displays by Len Lye were clever but overrated. The place was noisey and cold.

Thank Alipa50
Reviewed 9 September 2018

I think the outside of the building is amazing. Yes it is $15 to get in and worth it. the kinetic sculptures and works inspired by Len Lye are great to see. There was lots of space....too much? Something I can't put my finger on...More

Thank vickib113
Reviewed 31 August 2018

This construction is a piece of art in itself. It's a fascinating museum, with the images of people and buildings around reflecting in thousands of mirrors and being distorted. The inside is very interesting for those who like modern art and Len Lye's works, who...More

Thank moss74
Reviewed 28 August 2018

A somewhat unexpected place to find a world-class, if small, collection of avant-garde art, accessible to everyone from children to experts in the field.

Thank GRChang
Reviewed 11 August 2018

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

Thank Kerry M
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