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Govett-Brewster's Digital Artists 'In Residence' of 2020

In Residence 2020
The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre is pleased to announce its three chosen New Zealand-based Artists ‘In Residence’ for 2020


The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre is pleased to announce our 2020 Artists ‘In Residence’; Sorawit Songsataya, Meg Porteous and Yona Lee, who will all take up month-long residencies in their own homes or studios.

We are excited to be working with:

Sorawit Songsataya:

A 2020 Molly Morpeth Canaday Award winner, Sorawit Songsataya’s video-installation practice explores the many tangents that connect and redefine our understandings of subjectivity and ecology. Songsataya’s sculptural installation The Interior (Auckland Art Gallery), currently on display at Auckland Art Gallery, was recently featured in our Curatorial Spotlight Series.

Meg Porteous:

Meg Porteous works primarily in photography and film, considering common tropes in photography’s history to examine the relationship between truth and fiction. Her recent exhibitions include Uncomfortable Silence, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū (2020); Tears in rain, Hopkinson Mossman (2019); ʎʇǝıɔos, Mercy Pictures (2019); Tilt, Hopkinson Mossman (2018).

Yona Lee:

Yona Lee’s practice includes sculptural objects and installations that combine elaborate linear structures of stainless steel tubing with everyday objects of urban and domestic spaces. The work leaves itself open to various interpretations: structure or system, authoritarian or utopian, utilitarian or pointless. Lee’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Dunedin Public Art Gallery; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; and City Gallery Wellington.

The ‘In Residence’ programme will see these artists take up four-week residencies from their own studios or homes. Supported by Creative New Zealand and NPDC, they will receive curatorial dialogue, technical advice and funding to create new commissions that engage with digital platforms.

Follow the Govett-Brewster on Instagram, look out on our website or sign up to email updates to keep up-to-date as we present the In Residence artworks.

For more details about the artists and the Gallery’s Residency Programmes we run, head to

This project is supported by Creative New Zealand and NPDC.

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Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

19 Aug 2020

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.