The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery is New Zealand’s first and only museum of contemporary art.
The latest addition to the Govett-Brewster – the Len Lye Centre – is New Zealand’s first institution dedicated to a
single artist, the pioneering filmmaker and kinetic sculptor, Len Lye.
With its curved exterior walls of mirrorlike stainless steel, the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre is the country’s first example of destination architecture linked to contemporary art.
Experience innovative and provocative work by New Zealand and international artists, an ever-changing exhibition programme, giant kinetic works, a regular event and education programme, daily tours and a late-night on Thursdays.
A quarterly film programme in the 62-seat Len Lye Centre Cinema plays daily, and the cinema is also a welcoming environment for audiences to experience Len Lye’s films, local and international cinema, arthouse and experimental films, and regular film festival programming. Tickets available online or at the Govett-Brewster Shop.
For something a little different, try the Govett-Brewster Shop. Contemporary design and objects of inspiration,
jewellery, Len Lye and Govett-Brewster merchandise, books, gift cards, kids’ stuff and limited edition collaborations you won’t find anywhere else.
Monica’s Eatery, adjacent to the Govett-Brewster, is an international art café inspired by the life and spirit of Monica Brewster, a globetrotter even before the golden age of air travel and the founding patron of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. Open seven days for breakfast, lunch and dinner.