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Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre

42 Queen Street | Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
+64 6-759 6060
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Len Lye Centre

A marvellous building made to celebrate the works of Len Lye, the structure itself is a marvel and... read more

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Chris-Brigg
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Brigg, United Kingdom
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Kinetics ,Quirky, Challenging.

Awesome Gallery with two fabulous exhibitions on the go. Currently one of Len Lyes earlier works... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Camro58
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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.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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42 Queen Street | Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A marvellous building made to celebrate the works of Len Lye, the structure itself is a marvel and hence worth a visit even if (like me) you don't "get" modern art!

Thank Chris-Brigg
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Reviewed yesterday

Awesome Gallery with two fabulous exhibitions on the go. Currently one of Len Lyes earlier works/ paintings and an exhib a with photos superimposed on other photos. Very clever. Also a exhibition about a missing painting and film showing places it had previously been hung....More

Thank Camro58
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very interesting insight to the work and life of Len Lye, we particularly enjoyed the live sculpture show of the interaction of the elements and steel. Very spacious gallery. The staff were very knowledgable and helpful.

Thank Ann K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The exhibition artist was not my cup of tea but I was impressed with the gallery overall. The aura of space, quiet reflection and arranged seating was very good. It was free too!!! Well done New Plymouth!!!

Thank clive g
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What treat. This is a great art museum. We had been traveling for 3 weeks through north island and found this museum. It was like a breath of fresh air. Art art art... The museum is small but worth the visit. The outside is worth...More

Thank karpdog
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed the gallery and the building itself was an amazing structure. Entrance was free and the staff were friendly. Well positioned with easy walk from town centre

Thank Stacey L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part of the reason for coming here was to see this freaky building. It looks like something from the movie the 5th Element. It's all about the exterior really. Inside, whist modern and spacious could be any gallery anywhere. Well done Len Lye, Govett-Brewster and...More

Thank WairuaS
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lived up to expectations and more. Even kept Mr ‘not-so-keen-on-galleries’ capitivated. Not only Len Lye’s works but current exhibitions made visit a pleasure

Thank Rachel S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was expecting to be wowed from the fantastic exterior but sadly it was rather disappointing. There just isn't enough inside and they need to get much more art and more exhibits. I was expecting to see far more of Len Lye's sculptures. There were...More

Thank Diana W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the more engaging art galleries I’ve been to. Lots of movement, noise and film really made this particular art gallery inviting and interactive. If you have a spare hour or so, definitely worth the visit.

Thank nothappy87
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