This is New Zealand's first gallery dedicated to a single artist and the opening festivities kicked off at 9am with a powhiri (prayer). Doors opened to the public at 10am.
A little bit about it's construction:
Our theme for the day: The Old and the New.
The new? The Len Lye Centre. The Old? The Len Lye Collection.
One of our sketchers Trevor Davies was interviewed by the local newspaper:
And on the national TV3 news:
I don't have the video yet, but I'll put it up if I can.
Here is Trevor's sketch:
Here is my sketch:
Here is Norah's Sketch of the people outside:
More sketches from Trevor:
Old Chinese vase:
On Sunday the public coloured this exhibit in: