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Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

Queen Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
+64 6-759 6717
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The exterior is amazing but interior exhibits can be disappointing. Lots of videos in which I am not interested.

The building could house so much more art work but there is so much wasted space it is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Interesting, but...

Wonderful building on the outside, great gift shop. But the exhibitions are not extensive enough to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New Plymouth, 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 5 days 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem, had a walk around the gallery and enjoyed the art on display and for me personally enjoyed the building itself! What sealed the deal was the family art set up which you could join in for free and also a few movies...More

Thank Cossie777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think the most amazing thing about the gallery is the building itself. Hopefully you visit on a beautiful sunny day to really appreciate it - I enjoyed the exhibitions inside and they had a few live experiences which were fun but I am in...More

Thank Maria F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The outside of this building is truely amazing - kids and adults alike enjoyed seeing different reflections of themselves in the mirror like walls - artwork lacking and uninspiring - maybe we are just uncultured but we just did not 'get it'! Staff lovely, enthusiastic...More

Thank Tania M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The galleries in the GB had a range of very strange exhibitions - modern art at some of its most outrageous, which makes you wonder whether they actually paid money for them. Just not for me!

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is worth going just for the building, an amazing space. I must say the content was a little lacking. One of the spaces was closed as it was in between exhibitions, so that could account for the fact, that there just wasn't much to...More

Thank RuthVick
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Very interesting and educational place for adults and children alike, friendly and informative staff, with lots of knowledge about the creative Len lye artwork. Different style of architecture, nice place to relax and learn something new. Art is definitely within the eye of the beholder

1  Thank MrSwannell
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