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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.

Grace Wright

~ You and Your Resolve

Grace Wright
image © Grace Wright (Detail)

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.

Liz Sharek

~ Wild Things

Liz Sharek
image © Liz Sharek (Detail)

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.

Rupert Herring

~ The Avenue Where The Silhouettes Pass

Rupert Herring
image © Craig Ray (Detail)

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.

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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.

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

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

09 422 9995


Rupert Herring

~ The Avenue where the Silhouettes Pass

~ 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

6 Jul – 26 Aug 2019

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