~ Now Showing & Coming Soon
With three distinctive spaces ~ The Vivian shows internationally renowned and local artists ~ in curated and group shows ~ interspersed by talks ~ performances, and events.
~ Artist Q&A
South Gallery, 27 Jul – 27 Jul
As part of Rupert’s first solo show at The Vivian – Join us from 1pm – 2.30pm on Saturday 27 July for an Artist Talk and Q&A with Rupert. He will be speaking about his practice and the works in his show. Following his talk there will be an audience Q&A session. Sunday 27 July 1pm – 2.30pm – See you there!
~ Artist Q&A
North Gallery, 20 Jul – 20 Jul
Join us from 1pm – 2.30pm on Saturday 20 July for an Artist Talk and Q&A with Grace Wright – who will be speaking about the works in her show and her practice – followed by an audience Q&A session. Sunday 20 July 1pm – 2.30pm – See you there!
~ You and Your Resolve
North Gallery, 6 Jul – 25 Aug
It’s rare to uncover a new style of painting in New Zealand and Grace Wright delivers a whole show of it. This unique show has been created exclusively for The Vivian Grace Wright’s paintings are as enigmatic as they are joyful, liquid engineering that defies and bounces rigid academic perspectives well beyond the box of the stretcher frame.
~ Wild Things
Studio Gallery, 6 Jul – 25 Aug
Liz Sharek brings her latest experiments in clay and glaze to the Studio Gallery – where she’s transformed the space into something… gloriously wild! Experience a little bit of Liz’s opulent side. Bright organic flower forms nestled in dense, bush-like foliage burst through experimental glazes and forms, complete with roughly sawn organic log plinths.
~ The Avenue Where The Silhouettes Pass
South Gallery, 6 Jul – 25 Aug
Rupert’s work is well-known and well-loved – And in this, his first solo show at The Vivian – you’ll see a marked progression in both style – and influence. Elements from Greek and Roman architectural forms contrast with personal explorations of New Zealand landscapes in a range of woods; all sustainable and mostly salvaged.