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We already changed the New Zealand art scene for the better with our talks ~ and films ~ Now we’re doing it again ~ this time with Podcasts

Perfect for playing on-the-go, in the car, or anytime you just need a bit of an art fix, all our podcasts are FREE – and we plan to release them regularly. So make sure you subscribe via your favourite service on the right.

Our podcasts will initially cover our artists talks and Q+As, but will also delve deeper into interviews, news and stories that reach far beyond The Scott Lawrie Gallery, and even New Zealand and Australia. And as always, we’re open to feedback to help make them even better.

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~ Gregory Pryor

  17 Dec 2019

#7 - Gregory Pryor comes to The Vivian for his first ever solo show with us, Dragging Tail, which is on until January 7th in the Studio Gallery. This show explores the landscapes and deep historical legacies that come with it – through the lens of imaginary (and possibly real) historical characters plotting and navigating their way, with various degrees of success and tragedy, through a landscape at once alien and forbidding. This Vivian Podcast explores the nature of his work, and some of the works in this magical, mysterious show.

~ Star and Ra Gossage

  1 Nov 2019

#6 - Located in Matakana, the Vivian is surrounded by a vibrant arts community with some outstanding New Zealand artists. Sisters Star, Aroha and Ra Gossage are well known for their individual talents and unique work, and In this Vivian Podcast Star and Ra talk about what inspires their work in the show, Still No Answer.

~ Wayne Youle

  28 Oct 2019

#5 - Wayne Youle is one of New Zealand’s most exciting artists. Unpredictable. Mischievous. Yet profoundly serious in his intent to confront us with the big questions of what art can be on a fundamental level – by creating it, rather than just theorising about it. His show in the South Gallery, ‘Here I give thanks’ is on the one level a colourful homage to his favourite artists, but also a deeply personal exploration of his family and is role as a father.

~ Iain Cheesman and Rainer Beneke

  27 Oct 2019

#4 - Iain Cheesman is one of our most popular artist at The Vivian. His practice is broad and ever changing, and he often questions the big – and small – ideas of our existence, our relationship to the world, and to each other. He places a particular emphasis on the role that art can play in our lives. This is one of the most joyful and liberating shows in this year’s calendar, and in this Vivian Podcast, he’s joined by jeweller Rainer Beneke – a longtime friend and artistic collaborator, whose show ‘When Planets Align’ runs alongside Iain’s in the Studio Gallery.

~ Rupert Herring ~ The Avenue Where The Silhouettes Pass

  10 Aug 2019

#3 - Rupert’s work traverses a fine line between woodworking, furniture design and sculpture. Toying with our ideas of colonialism and history while exploring what it means to be a New Zealander today, Rupert’s work is also often deeply personal. Here, Rupert talks to us about his work, and the continual tension between form and function in his practice.

~ Grace Wright ~ You and Your Resolve

  8 Aug 2019

#2 - It’s rare to uncover a new style of painting in New Zealand and Grace Wright delivers a whole show of it in ‘You and Your Resolve’ - which runs from 6 July to the 25 August 2019. Sublime – Elegant – enigmatic – joyful And powerful – are all words that have been used to describe Grace’s work. And In This Vivian Podcast - she joins us in The North Gallery with Scott Lawrie and s small audience for a Vivian Artist talk - followed by questions and answers from the audience.

~ Martin Poppelwell ~ V Project

  1 Aug 2019

#1 - Hugely popular with visitors to the Matakana gallery, Martin Poppelwell’s V-Project (his ‘big show in a small room’) was a heartfelt and magical response to our Studio Gallery space. In this podcast, Martin tells us more about the work in the show, what inspires his thinking, and how he changes his ideas more often than his shirts…

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