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Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

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The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery is a contemporary art museum at New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand. The gallery receives core funding from the New Plymouth District Council. Govett-Brewster is recognised internationally for contemporary art.[1]

History

The gallery opened on 22 February 1970, in the old Regent cinema building converted by New Plymouth architect, Terry Boon.[2] The gallery trust was established with funds gifted by Monica Brewster (née Govett, 1886–1973).[3]

1998 extension

The gallery opened an extension designed by New Plymouth firm Boon Cox Goldsmith Jackson in 1998. The extension was principally undertaken to provide exhibition and storage space for the Len Lye Foundation Collection along with a dedicated education space.[4]

Len Lye Centre

Len Lye Centre, New Plymouth

The Len Lye Centre is an extension to the Govett-Brewster, built to display the works of Len Lye. It was designed by Andrew Patterson of Pattersons Associates, New Zealand. It is home to the archives and studio collection of the Len Lye Foundation.[5] Born in Christchurch in 1901 and largely self-educated, Len Lye was driven by a lifelong passion for motion, energy and the possibility of composing them as a form of art. Lye's interests took him far from New Zealand; after sojourns in the South Pacific, Lye moved to London and then New York, where he became known as an intensely creative film-maker and kinetic sculptor.

The Len Lye Centre was opened on 25 July 2015. This is the first gallery in New Zealand to be dedicated to a single artist.[6]

Awards

The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery has received many awards.

  • 2009, the Arts Foundation of New Zealand, Governor's Award[7]
  • 2011, the Big ‘A’ Creative New Zealand Arts for All Award[8]
  • 2016, Designers Institute of New Zealand, Best Design Award, Large Brand Identity[9]

Directors

  • John Maynard, director (1967–1971)
  • Robert Ballard, director (1971–1975)
  • Ron O'Reilly, director (1975–1979)
  • Dick Bett, director (1979–1984)
  • Cheryll Sotheran, director (1984–1989)
  • John McCormack, director (1990–1993)
  • Priscilla Pitts, director (1993–1998)
  • Gregory Burke, director (1998–2005)
  • Rhana Devenport, director (2006–2013)
  • Simon Rees, director (2014–2018)[10]
  • Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh, directors (2019–)[11]


Exhibitions

The Govett-Brewster has produced a number of notable or landmark exhibitions:

  • Emanations: The Art of the Cameraless Photograph (2016, curated by Geoffrey Batchen)[12]
  • Sister Corita's Summer of Love (2015, curated by Simon Rees)[13]
  • Mediarena: contemporary art from Japan (2004, curated by Gregory Burke, Roger McDonald and Fumio Nanjo)[14]
  • Fiona Clark: Go Girl (2002, curated by Gregory Burke)[15]
  • Te Maunga Taranaki : views of a mountain (2001, curated by William McAloon)[16]
  • Putting the Land on the Map: Art and Cartography in New Zealand since 1840 (1990, curated by Wystan Curnow)[17]
  • Leon Narbey: Real Time (1970)[18]


Publications

The Govett-Brewster has produced publications to accompany many of its exhibitions alongside stand-alone texts.

In 2016 the Govett-Brewster published NOW SHOWING: A History of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery outlining 45 years of exhibition making at the gallery. The publication was edited by Christina Barton, Jonathan Bywater and Wystan Curnow with essays by Barton, Curnow, Jim and Mary Barr, Rhana Devenport, and a foreword by then director, Simon Rees. NOW SHOWING also included ‘Forty Five Moments’, a selection of illustrated highlights from the previous 45 years of gallery activities with accompanying texts by Paul Brobbel, Tyler Cann, Susette Goldsmith, Simon Rees and Mercedes Vicente.[19]

Other notable releases include:

See also

References

  1. ^ "2009 Recipient – Govett-Brewster Art Gallery". the Arts Foundation. 2009.
  2. ^ "The life and times of the unstoppable architect Terry Boon". Stuff. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  3. ^ Shaskey, Tara (11 February 2016). "The lady behind the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery". Taranaki Daily News.
  4. ^ Gooch, Mike. "Govett-Brewster Art Gallery Extension 1998". ketenewplymouth.peoplesnetworknz.info. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Govett-Brewster Art Gallery". NZContemorary. Archived from the original on 4 December 2009. Retrieved 26 July 2009.
  6. ^ Coster, Deena (25 July 2015). "New Plymouth welcomes its Len Lye Centre with open arms". Taranaki Daily News.
  7. ^ "NZ contemporary art honoured by Arts Foundation". Scoop. 21 July 2009. Retrieved 26 July 2009.
  8. ^ "Govett-Brewster Art Gallery wins Big 'A' Creative New Zealand Arts for All Award". www.creativenz.govt.nz. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Best Design Award – Large Brand Identity". Designers Institute of New Zealand. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Director of controversial Len Lye art gallery suddenly quits". Stuff. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  11. ^ "Duo to job share New Plymouth's Govett Brewster Art Gallery director's role". Stuff. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  12. ^ "Emanations | Govett-Brewster Art Gallery | Len Lye Centre". govettbrewster.com. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  13. ^ "This ex-nun made some of the '60s most iconic art. And it's coming to Melbourne". Time Out Melbourne. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  14. ^ Thursday; January 2004, 22; Gallery, 9:49 am Press Release: Govett Brewster. "Japanese art showcased at Govett-Brewster Gallery | Scoop News". www.scoop.co.nz. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  15. ^ "Art New Zealand". www.art-newzealand.com. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  16. ^ "Te Maunga Taranaki | Govett-Brewster Art Gallery | Len Lye Centre". govettbrewster.com. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  17. ^ "City Gallery Wellington". citygallery.org.nz. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  18. ^ Taonga, New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage Te Manatu. "'Real time', 1970". teara.govt.nz. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  19. ^ "NOW SHOWING: A History of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery | Govett-Brewster Art Gallery | Len Lye Centre". govettbrewster.com. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  20. ^ "An Oceanic Feeling: Cinema and the Sea | Govett-Brewster Art Gallery | Len Lye Centre". govettbrewster.com. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  21. ^ "Individual Happiness Now | Govett-Brewster Art Gallery | Len Lye Centre". govettbrewster.com. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  22. ^ "Len Lye Shadowgraphs | Govett-Brewster Art Gallery | Len Lye Centre". govettbrewster.com. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  23. ^ "Sister Corita's Summer of Love | Govett-Brewster Art Gallery | Len Lye Centre". govettbrewster.com. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  24. ^ "Set in Motion Rebecca Baumann, Žilvinas Kempinas, Len Lye, Taree Mackenzie, Ross Manning | Govett-Brewster Art Gallery | Len Lye Centre". govettbrewster.com. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  25. ^ "Maddie Leach: If you find the good oil let us know | Govett-Brewster Art Gallery | Len Lye Centre". govettbrewster.com. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  26. ^ "Groundworks: Bill Culbert | Govett-Brewster Art Gallery | Len Lye Centre". govettbrewster.com. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  27. ^ "Points of Contact: Jim Allen, Len Lye, Hélio Oiticica | Govett-Brewster Art Gallery | Len Lye Centre". govettbrewster.com. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  28. ^ "Laurence Aberhart Recent Taranaki Photographs | Govett-Brewster Art Gallery | Len Lye Centre". govettbrewster.com. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  29. ^ "Len Lye | Govett-Brewster Art Gallery | Len Lye Centre". govettbrewster.com. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  30. ^ "Te Maunga Taranaki | Govett-Brewster Art Gallery | Len Lye Centre". govettbrewster.com. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  31. ^ "With Spirit: Don Driver a retrospective | Govett-Brewster Art Gallery | Len Lye Centre". govettbrewster.com. Retrieved 28 May 2019.

External links

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