“Kinetic art ignites our innate fascination for the physical world, regardless of age or background. I am thrilled New Zealand finally has a definitive event to celebrate this wonderful world, fusing art, design and engineering…and right where it belongs, in Taranaki, the spiritual home of Len Lye.”
Joseph Herscher, International kinetic artist
“Personally, and on behalf of the Len Lye Foundation I am delighted to see kinetika presented once again in Taranaki, New Zealand/Aotearoa. Lye was driven by a life-long passion for motion, energy and the possibility of composing them as a form of art. His passion is reflected in the goals of kinetika – a competition and showcase which exhibits how art, design and engineering can fuse together.
To have kinetika presented in Taranaki, home of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and the under construction Len Lye Centre, the repository for Lye’s kinetic works, and a world class engineering industry will hopefully inspire a broad group of creatively minded people to approach design, motion, and engineering with fresh vigour.”
John Matthews, Len Lye Foundation
“The members of the Engineering Consortium and more in particular Meco Engineering support this excellent initiative to show New Zealand and the world what we can achieve.”
Ian Lind, Engineering Taranaki Consortium Director & Meco Engineering Director