~ Now Showing
With three distinctive spaces ~ The Vivian shows internationally renowned and local artists ~ in curated and group shows ~ interspersed by talks ~ performances, and events.
~ 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.