New Plymouth is home to many art galleries.
Govett Brewster Art Gallery & Len Lye Centre
Dedicated to Len Lye, the kinetic sculptor, filmmaker, artist and poet and is the first gallery of its type in the country dedicated to a single artist. The Gallery itself is a sight to be seen, with a completely stainless steel facade, whereas inside the gallery is Lye’s archive, an education centre, a cinema and countless displays. One of Lye’s works can also be seen on the New Plymouth foreshore; the 45 metre high Wind Wand attracts daily visitors.
An multi-award winning museum and information centre located in the heart of New Plymouth. The museum houses four permanent exhibitions exploring Taranaki’s past, present and future as well as various temporary exhibits throughout the year and aims to inspire creativity, discover, adventure and excitement.