Sponsors and Supporters

The Len Lye Foundation gratefully acknowledges its sponsors and supporters. Without their help, access to a unique and important collection of sculptures, films, paintings and drawings would not be possible.

For many years the costs of the day-to-day business of the Foundation and the maintenance and the developments of the sculpture collection have been generously supported by John and Lynda Matthews and their company, Technix Industries Limited, New Plymouth, New Zealand.  Technix has had a special relationship with Lye's work, not only in developing creative forms of engineering in order to realise his ambitious projects, but also by being inspired by Lye's ideas and methods.

The New Plymouth District Council and The Govett Brewster Art Gallery provide storage for the collection and a range of other services to the Foundation. Lye’s collection has always been based in New Plymouth. The Govett-Brewster has presented regular exhibitions and has worked closely with many museums and galleries to present Lye’s art around New Zealand and around the world.

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, formerly known as the New Zealand Film Archive, has been the home of Len Lye’s films since 1981. It has a busy programme of restoration, film loans, and collection development, and collaborates on Lye projects with leading overseas archives.

The University of Canterbury’s Mechanical Engineering Department has for over 25 years offered technical advice and student research projects that have supported the development of the kinetic sculpture collection. Senior Lecturer Dr Shayne Gooch and mechanical engineering students have enthusiastically studied Lye’s kinetic work.

The Stout Trust has, over the years, generously supported the cataloguing of the collection and film research. This support has expanded access and led to the discovery of new film material.

From time to time Creative New Zealand has assisted the Foundation by helping to fund its projects.

Point of View Productions is an Auckland-based film and television company that has done much to document and promote Lye’s art (through films such as Flip and Two Twisters).

There are also many other individuals and organizations who have been fascinated with Lye’s art and have contributed to the work of the Foundation. If you would like to help or make a donation, please contact [the Len Lye Foundation] for more information. There are many other Lye projects still waiting for support!