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On Convolutions and Len Lye: Dr Kate Linzey

Len Lye, 'Drawing for Wall Motion Sculpture', c 1965. Len Lye Foundation.
11 Dec 2021
11 AM - 12:30 PM Saturday 11th December
Join Dr Kate Linzey as she talks to the gallery’s newest Len Lye sculpture, 'Convolutions' and discusses implications Lye’s sculptural practice has for architecture.
Event type: 
Art, Public Program
Price: 
Free
Venue: 
Len Lye Cinema / Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
Address: 
42 Queen Street New Plymouth, 4310 Aotearoa New Zealand
Region: 
Taranaki

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  • Sat 11 Dec 2021
  • 11 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Free
  • Spaces limited due to government restrictions and social distancing
  • Booking essential - here

Join Dr Kate Linzey as she talks to the gallery’s newest Len Lye sculpture, Convolutions and discusses implications Lye’s sculptural practice has for architecture.

From his vantage point of the 1960s, Len Lye described his sculptural works as “pretty good for the 21st century”. With many of his concept designs now realised, the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre invites leading artists, curators and scholars to explore his visionary work.

Architectural Scholar Dr Linzey, is part of a new generation of scholars exploring the world of Len Lye. Based on PhD research completed at ATCH (Centre for study on Architecture, Theory, Criticism and History) at the University of Queensland, this talk will explore Convolutions engagement with space and how it is reflected in the facade of the Len Lye Centre designed by Patterson Architects (2016). Lye’s writings on the creative imagination will inform Linzey’s reading of Lye’s art alongside architecture as symbols of personal and collective identity.

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Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

22 Nov 2021

Interests The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery is New Zealand's premier contemporary art museum and home to the collection of modernist filmmaker and kinetic sculptor Len Lye. Admission is free.