Curator Tour

To celebrate Len Lye's 120th Birthday on the 5th July, join the Len Lye Curator for a walk and talk through the current Len Lye exhibitions, Tangibles: 1963 - 1969 and Wand Dance.

The tour will be followed by a birthday surprise for attendees to enjoy!⁠

Tangibles: 1963-1969 is the second of two exhibitions presenting a chronological overview of Lye’s kinetic sculpture. This exhibition presents some of Lye’s most well-known and acclaimed tangibles, Universe and Storm King with lesser known examples such as the recently reconstructed Wand Dance and Albatross.

The recently reconstructed Wand Dance presents seven Bell Wands swaying, shaking and shimmying in a group composition – a tell-tale sign of Lye's mind at work where bigger is often better. Walking among the seven wands, you will experience one of Lye's most absorbing projects, surrounded by his dancing figures as if inside a dance itself.


  • Free


  • Sun 11 Jul


  • 11:00 am — 12:00 pm


  • 42 Queen Street
  • Ngāmotu New Plymouth