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Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

Queen Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Major Disappointment

This building looks pretty cool from its photos and from outside. However we spent 20 minutes tops... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sarra H
Christchurch, New Zealand
via mobile
Cool on the outside boring inside

The most interesting thing about this building is it's exterior. The exhibits inside were not very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Natalie B
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
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This building looks pretty cool from its photos and from outside. However we spent 20 minutes tops in there, and that was trying to get something positive out of it. Not much to see, mostly weird poles that look like they should be marking the...More

Thank Sarra H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The most interesting thing about this building is it's exterior. The exhibits inside were not very exciting at all and there was really not much to see.

Thank Natalie B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to enjoy a tour of this stunning gallery- without a guide I'm sure you would miss out on so much information. Our guide was knowledgable , articulate & entertaining, making it an enjoyable morning. The "skinny" mirrors on the exterior of...More

Thank phillipam2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to an exhibition held at the Len Lye Centre of a New Zealand artist who specialised in "Movement" Art and the gallery did a fantastic job in its display including an easy to follow movie of his work.

Thank Andrew N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a very modern structure, the bare expanses of concrete walls inside seem like the inside of a building under construction. The exhibition we saw was bizarre, scaffolding poles, buckets of sand, plastic oranges on shelves, and radios playing white noise...the explanation of it left...More

Thank Becca C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the exterior of this building and the way it would change based on the weather. Modern Art is not really my thing, so the exterior was of more interest to me then the interior contents. But the kinetic works of Len Lye are beautiful...More

Thank jbjo13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our daughter out to the GBG since she is a huge art enthusiast. Some of the things we saw were fascinating that's for sure, but to say we saw beautiful art would be a lie... I guess beauty is in the eye of...More

Thank Robbies777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gallery is located in the central business district. It is an asset to the city. Hidden gem. Needs more marketing by the city. Well worth a visit . Hint: parking is an issue, try and walk to it from coastal walkway. Take your time.

Thank Janr20
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you can get past the incredible mirrored walls on the exterior, then the interior of the gallery is also worth a visit. On my visit, they were showing some incredible mid 1920s video installations as well as some very interesting Len Lye art and...More

Thank Expat_Kiwi_01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thought to this was a stunning piece of architecture. It's a pity the that the exhibits are somewhat underwellming. Free entry so can't complain about value for money.Worth spending half hour of your time.

Thank triazbf
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