Govett-Brewster busy over holidays

Last updated 07:30 18/12/2012

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Plenty is on offer at the Govett- Brewster Art Galley in New Plymouth.

The current exhibitions at the gallery run until Sunday, January 27.

They include Singular Companions: Sculpture from the Collection. This new exhibition presents sculptural artworks that are either new to the Govett-Brewster's collection or have not been on display for many years.

Len Lye: The New Yorker is this summer's Len Lye exhibition and explores Lye's early years in New York - between his arrival in 1944 and the emergence of his kinetic sculpture, or "tangibles", in the early 1960s.

The open-window exhibition takes the name Open Window to its literal end. The artists, Michael Parr and Blaine Western, seek to reconstruct our experiential understanding of "inside/ outside".

See govettbrewster.com for more details.

Gift of giving

A selection of artworks from a variety of Taranaki artists that are suitable for Christmas, wedding and birthday gifts are for sale during December at The Raised Eyebrow Art and Coffee House in New Plymouth.

Called Gifted Art, these include hand-made jewellery by Yvonne Geeraedts; decorative hand-embroidered decorations by Prasana; macrocarpa boards, platters and spoons, some inset with paua, by Jahnu Now; kiwiana decoupage hearts by Handmaidenz; botanical art blocks by David Gall; Taranaki photo blocks by Susie Marinovich; and hand-made soaps and body products from Lovelavender.

The gallery is located at 501 Mangorei Rd and is open daily until 4pm. It is closed Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

New gallery opens

Bijou eliot is a design store and art gallery that has just opened on Eliot St in New Plymouth.

The inaugural exhibition by Christine Mathieson is called Do Your Colours Sing?

Mathieson is a graduate of Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland, and has exhibited throughout New Zealand since the 1970s. Her works are in prominent public and private collections nationwide.

The exhibition runs until mid- January.

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