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With three distinctive spaces ~ The Vivian shows internationally renowned and local artists ~ in curated and group shows ~ interspersed by talks ~ performances, and events.


~ Sydney 11-14 September 2019


Sydney, 11 Sep – 14 Sep
From Matakana…. to Sydney. We’re about to share The Vivian story with a whole new audience. Join us at Spring1883 – our first ever international art fair experience, where we’re showing Rebecca Wallis, Iain Cheesman, Nicholas Ives, Monique Lacey and Rupert Herring.

Still No Answer

~ Contemporary Women Artists from Australia and New Zealand

Still No Answer
image © Fiona Pardington (Detail)

North Gallery, 31 Aug – 13 Oct
In a follow up to last year’s Never an Answer show, we’re proud to showcase outstanding work – from some of Australia’s and New Zealand’s most significant women artists in this major exhibition.

Wanda Gillespie

~ Higher Thinking

Wanda Gillespie
image © Wanda Gillespie (Detail)

South Gallery, 31 Aug – 13 Oct
Hand carved and painstakingly made. All of the work in this show is testimony to Wanda Gillespie’s raw talent – and deeply philosophical thinking. Quite simply it’s breathtakingly beautiful.

Andrew McDonald

~ Declarations

Andrew McDonald
image © Andrew McDonald (Detail)

Studio Gallery, 31 Aug – 13 Oct
Born and raised in Northland – Andrew grew up queer in a conservative rural community before going on to live predominantly in London. His work seeks to integrate these dualities into objects and images that speak of our times.

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~ About The Vivian

Situated just outside of Matakana ~ one hour north of Auckland ~ The Vivian is a beautiful purpose-built gallery ~ nestled in 3 acres of landscaped parklands.

An important part of The Vivian experience is the ability to connect extraordinary art with ordinary people. In ways that educate, invigorate, and perhaps even liberate. One thing’s for sure, whether you find something you love (or hate), you’ll learn something about art. Where it’s going. Where it’s been. Or where it is now.

~ Opening Hours

Thursday – Monday: 11am – 5pm
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday - Viewing by arrangement.

~ Address and Directions

39 Omaha Valley Road, Matakana
RD5, Warkworth 0985, New Zealand
PO Box 332, Matakana
0948, New Zealand.

09 422 9995


Wanda Gillespie

~ Higher Thinking

Hand carved and painstakingly made ~ all of the work in this show is testimony to Wanda Gillespie’s raw talent ~ and deeply philosophical thinking ~ quite simply it’s breathtakingly beautiful

31 Aug – 13 Oct, 2019

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