~ With three gallery spaces ~ Two sculpture lawns ~ And 21 shows per year ~ The Vivian is unlike any contemporary art gallery in New Zealand ~ Our aim? To connect hearts with minds
Art is a funny old thing. We love it when you love it. We even love it when you hate it. But we can’t stand it when you ignore it. That’s because we believe art has the power to connect us as human beings in ways that are compelling, joyful, and transformative.
Situated in a purpose-built contemporary art space about an hour north of Auckland, we have 3-acres of landscaped ground to explore – and events, talks, and performances all year round.
The North Gallery is the original premium exhibition space at The Vivian, combining gorgeous natural and spot lighting, and a large floor space.
Recently converted into a dedicated light-filled exhibition space, the South Gallery is slightly smaller than the North Gallery, but equally beautiful.
Home of our famous V-Projects, artists from across the world love the intimate space of the Studio Gallery to showcase their work.
~ The Library
The Library is still called the Library even though nobody reads books anymore. It’s our office space now, and here you’ll find a selection of unique works of art. And the occasional dog hair. (Thanks Skippy).
~ Front Lawn
Green and pleasant lands abound in the front lawn – and the occasional knock-out sculpture show. A favourite place for sculpture projects, children’s adventures, and rouge sheep from the neighbour’s paddock..
~ Sculpture Garden
Lakes. Birdlife. And space to breathe. Our premium sculpture garden offers 1.5 Acres of carefully manicured grounds. The perfect setting for large-scale sculpture from New Zealand and international artists.
~ Sawmill Brewery
You’ve discovered great art. Now discover the art of great beer. Sawmill Brewery are our rock-solid sponsors, as well as our great neighbours. Ask us for a discount voucher before you visit – just 450m away.