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Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

Queen Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
+64 6-759 6717
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Great experience

Worth visiting. Great experience, amazing distinctive looking building. Helpful staff. Easy to get... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
via mobile
The building architecture is fabulous

The modern art was a bit above my level and sometimes hard to understand, however the building... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David M
Auckland, New Zealand
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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. To follow our progress and view the Govett-Brewster Collection and Len Lye's work, see our website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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Queen Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
+64 6-759 6717
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Worth visiting. Great experience, amazing distinctive looking building. Helpful staff. Easy to get to walking or driving.

Thank Racy33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The modern art was a bit above my level and sometimes hard to understand, however the building design was fantastic with a bold stainless steel exterior and solid concrete interior. I only wish l had a more artistic knowledge !

Thank David M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exterior of the gallery building is fascinating contemporary architecture and big favourite with curious visitors playing with their reflections as in a carnival house of mirrors. The interior of the gallery leaves a little to be desired. It is surprisingly small - or seems...More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a must see for the building exterior, and is of real interest inside to anyone who knows about Len Lye. But it is rather a let down inside in terms of wayfinding, layout, and exhibits. Even so the gift shop deserves special mention...More

Thank LandC46
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

New Plymouth is to be congratulated for building this gallery. Len Lye is from New Plymouth and the products of his inventive mind are shown to good effect.

Thank OldNick68
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An amazing building. Fun to look at and be in. Some quite good exhibitions. The Len Lye center is in this gallery.

Thank Lesley C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The building could house so much more art work but there is so much wasted space it is unbelievable. My favourite Len Lye Exhibit, The Three Fountains, seems to be hardly ever there much to my diasppointment so I no longer take my visitors there....More

Thank Libranace
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Wonderful building on the outside, great gift shop. But the exhibitions are not extensive enough to be there for very long. Big spaces with little to see was the takeaway.

Thank nzdragon
Reviewed 10 October 2017

This gallery was lobbied for by one man and his friends. What a tremendous waste of ratepayers' money - there are only four exhibits and they are rubbish. If the council want more then they have to pay for more 'art' works to be built....More

Thank Gordon_Bennett_NZ
Reviewed 10 October 2017

This is a Gallery not to be missed when visiting New Plymouth. It is in the centre of town and easy to access on foot or by car.

Thank kitten16
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