Join gallery staff for a tour of the current Len Lye exhibitions – Convolutions and Rainbow Dance.


Alternatively known as Wall Serpent or Wall Motion Sculpture, Convolutions is among Len Lye’s most intriguing large-scale kinetic sculptures. Spanning over 10 metres in length and 5 metres high, a 28 metre loop of stainless-steel strip travels, thread-like, through an arrangement of rollers reminiscent of a scaled-up film projector. Erected onto one of the larger walls of the Gallery and with the engineering behind and hidden from view, Lye’s vision was architectural, a moving wall-based drawing or mural.

Rainbow Dance:

Rainbow Dance surveys Len Lye’s multimedia practice over his fifty-year career with essential, must-see film and sculptural works together with lesser known and recently conserved works from the Len Lye Foundation collection and archive completing the picture of one of Aotearoa’s most important artists.


  • Sat 05 Mar


  • 1:00 pm


  • 42 Queen Street
  • New Plymouth