The Art and Design Shop is located in the foyer of the gallery.
The gallery is centrally located on Queen Street in New Plymouth.
Open six days a week: Monday, Wednesday, Friday to Sunday 10am – 6pm; Thursday 10am – 9pm;Closed Tuesdays and Christmas Day.
Phone: 06-759 6060 Fax: 06-758 0390
LEADING THE WAY IN CONTEMPORARY ART
Open six days a week: Monday, Wednesday, Friday to Sunday 10am – 6pm; Thursday 10am – 9pm;Closed Tuesdays and Christmas Day. Free entry.Daily tours available.“The swingiest art gallery of the antipodes” – Len Lye
Image: The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre on New Plymouth’s Queen St. Photo by Keith Allum
The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery is New Zealand’s first and only museum of contemporary art.
The latest addition to the Govett-Brewster – the Len Lye Centre – is New Zealand’s first institution dedicated to a single artist, the pioneering filmmaker and kinetic sculptor, Len Lye.
With its curved exterior walls of mirror-like stainless steel, the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre is the country’s first example of destination architecture linked to contemporary art and is one of the country’s most iconic buildings.
Experience innovative and provocative work by New Zealand and international artists, an ever-changing exhibition programme, giant kinetic works, a regular event and education programme, daily tours and a late-night on Thursdays. Our quarterly film programme in the 62-seat Len Lye Centre Cinema plays daily, and the cinema is also a welcoming environment for audiences to experience Len Lye’s films, local and international cinema, arthouse and experimental films, and regular film festival programming. Tickets available online or at the Govett-Brewster Shop.For something a little different, the Govett-Brewster Shop is not your usual tat. Contemporary design and objects of inspiration, jewellery, Len Lye and Govett-Brewster merchandise, books, gift cards, kids stuff and limited edition collaborations mean you’ll definitely need to add extra time to your visit.Monica’s Eatery, adjacent to the Govett-Brewster, is an international art cafe inspired by the life and spirit of Monica Brewster, a globetrotter even before the golden age of air travel and founding patron of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. Open seven days for breakfast, lunch and dinner..Historically, the Monica Brewster Trust Deed established a close relationship between the Council and the gallery. That relationship remains intact and, in addition to providing core operational funding for the gallery, we have been the gallery's principal stakeholder and strategic partner since its opening in 1970.
We are also represented on the Len Lye Foundation.
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