~ Menu

~ Social

Follow us on social media @theviviangallery.

~ Rupert Herring

~ Rupert Herring

UK / NZ, (b. 1978)

~ Furniture ~ Or Sculpture? ~ You never quite know with the work of Rupert Herring ~ An extraordinary original maker and craftsman who confounds expectations ~ his work never fails to delight.

Through exploration and experimentation Rupert takes great joy in transforming ordinary objects or materials into the extraordinary. In many cases celebrating the ‘not so perfect’ aspects of these (usually found) pieces. Defects, wear, and historical attachments are all subjects he finds himself drawn to. “A piece of old, discarded furniture has its history engrained into it – and thus when I re-work a piece of furniture or wood, I literally give it a new lease of life.”

Rupert Herring
Rupert Herring

~ Works

Click the button If you would like to know when new works are available by Rupert Herring.


'Musings on 'Blind Faith'' , 2019

Salvage cedar, recycled cloth
150 x 1050 x 260mm


'Reconstructed Oak Coffee Table' , 2016

Reconstructed, Reclaimed Oak
430 x 480 x 995mm


'Slice, 2018' , 2018

Salvaged Pine balustrades, paint, natural bees wax
540 x 780 x 120mm


'Console Table #2' , 2018

Recycled native wood
710 x 690 x 300mm


'Alpha Series' , 2018

710 x 690 x 300mm


'Alpha Series' , 2018

710 x 690 x 300mm

~ Rupert Herring Films

We love making films to help you discover and explore artists and our shows.

~ Downloads and Shows

Downlaods available and shows where works by Rupert Herring have been featured.

~ Downloads

There are no downloads available currently.

Ivan Lupi

~ A Private Requiem

Dark ~ deeply moving ~ brave ~ 5-day endurance performance

16 May – 30 Jun 2019

Learn More / Visit

~ Stay in touch

Get invites to show launches and other special events at The Vivian – We only send one email per month and you can unsubscribe at any point.

*We hate Spam & Junk Emails.