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3 June 2016 – 12 February 2017
Lane Gallery, Level 2, Puke Ariki Library


This exhibition tells the story of the infamous local bee-man Edgar Roy Brewster and commemorates the 50-year anniversary of the sale of his Norian (No RIght ANgles) property on 6/6/1966 for £6,666.

Roy Brewster believed that right angles were alien to harmonious living, and set about creating an environment which suited his philosophies. From 1954 to 1971 he and his wife Nettie saw around a quarter of a million guests through their beehive house on Sanders Avenue, New Plymouth.

This exhibition brings focus to six key aspects of Roy’s life, reflecting the six-sided hexagon he was so fond of. It features remarkable objects and archives from the Puke Ariki heritage collection, Taranaki Aviation Transport and Technology Museum, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and private Brewster family collections.