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Roadside Stories: Len Lye – composing motion

Innovative New Zealand artist Len Lye has become better known since his death in 1980. Technological advances have allowed more of the graceful and lively kinetic sculptures Lye designed to be built, including two public sculptures – the ‘Wind Wand’ in New Plymouth and the ‘Water Whirler’ in Wellington. Lye’s collected works are housed at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Plymouth.

Listen to a Roadside Story about Len Lye. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

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Ron Lambert, 'Taranaki places - New Plymouth', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 July 2024)

Story by Ron Lambert, updated 1 Sep 2016