Govett Brewster Art Gallery


1968 - 2003


New Plymouth


New Plymouth

1968: 1000m2 art gallery development in 1968 produced the foremost contemporary gallery space in New Zealand. Construction included gutting the original building, seismic strengthening walls and refitting the original steel beams and timber floor joists in the new configuration of spaces. All spaces are linked visually and physically, suited to art and sculpture. Workshops, offices, storage space, restaurant and courtyard were also introduced.
1987: Infilling of some of the courtyard, and adding administration, retail and new entry foyer space.
1989: New Gallery lighting design for entire gallery, providing a flexible lighting system.
1997: Extensions to the south and relocating the original entry, providing lift access, a Len Lye display gallery, education room, and theatrette, plus extensive extra storage space with excellent racking.
2000: Extension to administration
2001: Retail and foyer refurbishment

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