Saturday, July 25, 2015

Return of the Gallery in Taranaki

The re-opening of the Govett Brewster Art Gallery, including the new stainless steel Len Lye Centre. They closed the streets around the building for the opening ceremony (but mostly so that everyone could get photos and selfies in the mirrored steel outer surface). The White Hart Hotel, one of New Plymouth's oldest buildings, is an interesting neighbour for it. The old and the new, both very challenging to sketch. The White Hart just has so much detail. If you don't draw it all, when do you stop? And the Len Lye Centre, is just plain weird. It's like trying to draw a Photoshop filter. I sat on the step across the street for several hours while trying to figure out where it all goes.
#LenLye #LenLyeCentreOpening


  1. I like the contrast between the old and new building styles. Fantastic that yhe Govett Brewster hasn't ended up another generic looking glass box.

  2. Brian, what a challenge - as always you have pulled it off. The Len Lye is not an easy one to capture.