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Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre

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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 1 week ago
vickib113
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Auckland
A bit of a gem

Out of town people now pay $15 per head which is a bit steep for a fairly small art gallery in... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Kerry M
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Christchurch, 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...more
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42 Queen Street | Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days 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

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Reviewed 3 days 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

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Reviewed 4 days 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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

An outstanding gallery in an outstanding building. It is an experience all around. Not just art but engineering and a whole awareness of engineering and architecture.

Thank terjan50
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Amazing design for this building so we had high hopes for the exhibits especially after paying $15 entry fee. Should have known as Len Lye’s name is on the building so it was a homage to him. Not sure what the fuss was about but...More

Thank christinec135
Reviewed 15 July 2018

We had planned a trip to New Plymouth with the Govett-Brewster being the focal point of our trip. The architecture is superb and in itself worth the visit. To say I was underwhelmed is mild. The spaces seemed empty, the Len Lye part of the...More

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