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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, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/35263/roadside-stories-len-lye-composing-motion (accessed 22 May 2019)

Story by Ron Lambert, updated 7 Sep 2016