Govett-Brewster welcomes new Len Lye & Contemporary Art Curator

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NPDC’s Govett-Brewster Art Gallery welcomes Anna Briers as its new Len Lye & Contemporary Art Curator.


Aotearoa-born, Anna (pictured) will relocate to Ngāmotu from The University of Queensland Art Museum - where she has been Curator since 2019. Anna was previously Senior Curator at Shepparton Art Museum and held a number of other roles in Australia and Aotearoa.


Gallery Director Dr Zara Stanhope has welcomed the appointment, which will build on the Gallery’s work with the Len Lye Foundation to maintain and grow awareness, recognition and engagement with Len Lye’s story.


“We welcome Anna’s passion for curatorial work which will add new connections and conversations for our audiences and global participants in the Govett-Brewster’s programming of Len Lye and contemporary art,” Zara says.


In her new role, Anna will work closely with the Len Lye Foundation, whose Deputy Chair, Andrew Clifford has also welcomed the appointment.


“It’s pleasing to see her returning to Aotearoa with significant international experience to continue our work with the Gallery in growing Len’s reputation both here and abroad,” says Andrew.


Anna takes over role from former Len Lye Curator Paul Brobbel and begins her role as Len Lye & Contemporary Art Curator at Govett-Brewster Art Gallery | Len Lye Centre in December 2023.


Fast Facts

  • Govett-Brewster Art Gallery opened in 1970 and was founded by Monica Brewster.
  • Len Lye Centre opened in July 2015 and is a joint initiative by NPDC, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and the Len Lye Foundation.
  • Len Lye Centre attracted 34,400 visitors in 2016 and added $5.6 million in GDP to district economy.
  • The centre has reached international acclaim and won awards for its design.


Caption:  Anna Briers