Gallery up for two national awards

03 May 2019

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre is a finalist in two categories in this year’s ServiceIQ NZ Museum Awards. 

The NPDC-run gallery and cultural hub has been nominated in the Kia Toi Te Reo Most Innovative Use of Te Reo Māori section for the Kūreitanga II, IV artwork and is in the running for Arts Access Aoteaora Museums Award for the popular Sense Art Tours. 

“It’s fantastic to see our Gallery nominated in two categories,” says NPDC Recreation and Culture Manager Teresa Turner. “The Sense Art Tours are a great way of bringing art to those who are visually and hearing impaired and NPDC is pleased to see the hard work of the Gallery’s staff on this innovative programme recognised with this nomination.

“We’re delighted to get a nomination for the use of Te Reo Māori as well. The district’s cultural hub strives to be a place for the whole community.”

The awards celebrate the work of New Zealand’s museums and art galleries. Riah King-Wall, Strategic Lead: Creative Industries and Arts, Whanganui and Partners, who sat on the judging panel, said: “The outstanding calibre of entrants received across all categories is a hugely positive indication of the strength of our sector.”

The winners will be revealed at an awards ceremony at Te Papa, Wellington, on Wednesday 22 May. 
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre Sense Art Tour 2019