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His body of work, now spanning four decades, comprises ceramics, drawings, works on paper and paintings. He began his career in the mid 1970's after finishing art school (VCA) in Melbourne. Whilst not having any formal training in ceramics, this medium forms the basis of his art practice. His work marries studio based investigations of the ceramacist with the painterly and sculptural concerns of the contemporary artist.
Stephen Benwell is represented by Niagara Galleries, Melbourne.
19 Oct 2019
In this short film Scott introduces three new shows at The Vivian - Featuring Iain Cheesman, Wayne Youle and Rainer beneke
28 Aug 2019
In this short video, Scott Lawrie talks us through the latest shows at The Vivian. ‘Still No Answer’ in the North Gallery, ‘Higher Thinking’ in the South Gallery and ‘Declarations’ in the Studio Gallery.
19 Aug 2019
In this Vivian Film we talk with Scott Lawrie and Beverly Knight from Alcaston Gallery in Melbourne about the significant and eye-popping work by Sally Gabori which featured on The Vivian stand at this year's Auckland Art Fair.
15 Aug 2019
It's almost a year since The Vivian hosted our very first performance event - Ivan Lupi – 'X'. The response was amazing and we asked Ivan if he would take part just one more time... and he said yes! Make sure you don't miss this - We promise you will never forget it. This is an R18 event – and the North Gallery will only be accessible to participants between 2 – 4pm. The rest of the gallery remains open as usual.
11 Aug 2019
In this Artist Talk and Q&A, Rupert Herring takes us on a journey through his practice – and works currently on show in '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. 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.
3 Aug 2019
In this short film, Scott Lawrie talks about Rupert Herring's first solo show at The Vivian - 'The Avenue Where The Silhouettes Pass'. 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.
28 Jul 2019
It’s rare to uncover a new style of painting in New Zealand and Grace Wright delivers a whole show of it in ‘You and Your Resolve’ - which runs from 6 July to the 25 August. Sublime, elegant and powerful - Grace’s Paintings are as enigmatic as they are joyful. And In This Vivian Film - she joins us in The North Gallery for an Artist talk.
30 Jun 2019
Join us on Saturday 6 July for the opening of three new shows at The Vivian. In the North Gallery – Grace Wright with ‘You and Your Resolve’. In the South Gallery – Rupert Herring with ‘The Avenue where the Silhouettes Pass’ – and in the Studio Gallery – Liz Sharek with ‘Wild Things’
24 Jun 2019
In this Artist Q&A – filmed during Martin's V-Project at The VIvian – Martin talks about his practice, his show at The Vivian and how it all began.