Awards on the horizon for Taranaki art gallery

Taranaki’s Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre is a finalist for two prestigious national awards.

The NPDC-run gallery and cultural hub has been nominated in two categories in this year’s ServiceIQ NZ Museum Awards.

They are the Kia Toi Te Reo Most Innovative Use of Te Reo Māori section for the Kūreitanga II, IV artwork, and the Arts Access Aoteaora Museums Award for the popular Sense Art Tours.

NPDC recreation and culture manager Teresa Turner said it was fantastic to see the gallery nominated in two categories.

The Sense Art Tours

“The Sense Art Tours are a great way of bringing art to those who are visually and hearing impaired, and NPDC is pleased to see the hard work of the Gallery’s staff on this innovative programme recognised with this nomination,” she said.

“We’re delighted to get a nomination for the use of Te Reo Māori as well. The district’s cultural hub strives to be a place for the whole community.”

The winners will be revealed at an awards ceremony at Te Papa, Wellington, on Wednesday May 22.