2 Jan 2014

Centre to house new Len Lye sculptures

4:41 pm on 2 January 2014

Work has begun on several Len Lye sculptures that will feature in a new centre dedicated to the New Zealander's work and the final step in a 30-year project.

The Len Lye Foundation says the works are being restored or created to go into the Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth, due for completion at the end of 2014.

Born in Christchurch in 1901, Lye developed his interests in kinetic art and experimental film-making in New Zealand and internationally.

He gave his work to the foundation shortly before his death in 1980, and most of his collection is held by the Govett-Brewster Gallery in New Plymouth.

Len Lye Foundation director Evan Webb says the $10 million centre and sculptures are one of the most significant art projects in New Zealand.