Free | All welcome

  • Curator Tour: Candice Lin's Pigs and Poison | 2pm

  • Official opening + trebuchet demonstration | 6-8pm

Saturday 8 August will mark all of the galleries in the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre being open to the public again – the first time since lockdown.

Join the Govett-Brewster to celebrate the official opening of the debut exhibition by acclaimed US-based artist Candice Lin, whose first solo show in New Zealand challenges notions of migration, race and border, as well as a new commission by the first of three Govett-Brewster 2020 Artists ‘In Residence’, Sorawit Songsataya.

The gallery will also officially launch The Absolute Truth of the Happiness Acid, which celebrates Len Lye's acclaimed film-making practice, using new methods to present the artist's colourful, experimental films within the gallery environment.

There will be a curator tour of the new exhibition at 2pm, offering insight behind the works in Lin’s exhibition, followed by an official opening in the evening, including a pre-recorded speech from the artist herself, and a launch demonstration of one of the most anticipated works on show – a trebuchet (or catapult).


  • Free


  • Sat 08 Aug


  • 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm


  • 42 Queen Street
  • New Plymouth