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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.

The Summer Show

~ 14 Artists ~ 100+ Works

The Summer Show
The Vivian Summer Show

Noth & South Galleries, 7 Dec – 2 Feb
Both galleries are filled with a fantastic range of works by our represented artists, and a handful of other special guest artists like Peter Panyoczki, Seung Yul Oh, Mark Lewington, Gill Gatfield and more! We've selected a range of work this year to make sure there’s something for every taste.


~ Dragging Tail

Gregory <br>Pryor
Gregory Pryor

Studio Gallery, 7 Dec – 9 Jan
A highly respected artist in Western Australia, Gregory is showing at The Vivian for the very first time. This show is a gorgeously textured, deeply mystical journey that explores the collision between the early colonial history of Australia and a landscape and culture that preceded it by tens of thousands of years. The timing for a show like this has never been better. Both deeply moving and magical, please come along to experience it for yourself.


~ Early and Late Works

Barry <br>Lett
Barry Lett

Studio Gallery, 11 Jan – 2 Feb
This is a very special show curated with Barry’s partner Ree Anderson. It brings together a collection of personal works – all gorgeously quirky portraits – spanning Barry’s career. It’s a joyful and delightful little show with some works that have never been exhibited before. In a further exclusive for The Vivian, we are excited to announce that we have two remaining mid-sized editions of Barry’s famous bronze dogs which will be on display throughout the summer.

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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


Barry Lett

~ Early and Late Works

~ One of the most colourful characters on the New Zealand art scene ~ Barry Lett (1940-2017) was a strong supporter of The Vivian ~ This delightful small show is a treasure box of visual gems.

11 Jan – 2 Feb, 2020

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