Len Lye’s thrilling kinetic sculpture is performing again as part of the 50th anniversary Collection exhibition.

Flip and Two Twisters has been a highlight of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery Collection since 1977, the year that New Plymouth hosted Lye’s first exhibition in his homeland.

Two seven-metre-long strips of stainless steel spin at high speed as a central loop turns itself inside out, emitting a shattering sound.

Originally commissioned for Lye’s Kinetic Works exhibition in 1977 at the Govett-Brewster, Trilogy remains one of Lye’s largest indoor works and one of the most thrilling museum experiences in the world.


  • Free


  • Wed 01 Jan — Sun 09 Feb


  • 11:00 am — 2:00 pm


  • 42 Queen Street
  • New Plymouth