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A Line Between Two Points

  • Monique Lacey & Rebecca Wallis

16 June – 22 July 2018

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. 

 
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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.


      Current Shows

Monique Lacey &
Rebecca Wallis

      A Line Between Two Points

16 June – 22 July 2018

 Monique Lacey, Crackle, 2017.

Monique Lacey, Crackle, 2017.

The Vivian is delighted to showcase the work of two of our most recent represented artists, Monique Lacey and Rebecca Wallis in a single major show.

The title comes from the poet Charles Olson, who remarked that 'A poem is a line between any two points in creation.' While each artist has their very own unique practice, there are common  philosophical threads between them.  This 'line', and the minimal, lyrical nature of both artists' work, promises to make for one of the highlights in this year's show calendar.

Mark
Braunias

      Inside Out

16 June – 22 July 2018

 Mark Braunias - Goo Goo Meister, 2015.

Mark Braunias - Goo Goo Meister, 2015.

We are delighted to welcome Mark Braunias back to The Vivian with this special small show of three significant works.
 
Mark has been a long-time supporter of The Vivian, and these works typify why we love his work so much. His approach to painting is one that is joyful, supremely crafted, witty, and sometimes even dark.
 
Known and almost universally respected as a ‘painter’s painter’, Mark’s prodigious artistic output is matched only by his ceaseless questioning and relentless exploring of form, colour, texture, shape and line.


      Coming next

Fiona Pardington

      Midnight at the Crossroads

28 July – 2 September, 2018

 Fiona Pardington, 'Suspect Device',  2017. Courtesy of the artist and Starkwhite, New Zealand

Fiona Pardington, 'Suspect Device',  2017.
Courtesy of the artist and Starkwhite, New Zealand

Show Preview - Sat 28 July: 4–7pm 

We are delighted to launch Fiona Pardington's outstanding new series, Midnight at the Crossroads in collaboration with Starkwhite, with a unique event featuring special guests Mr & Mrs Haines.

Recognised as one of New Zealand's leading artists, and with over 30-years of professional practice, Fiona believes photography is the ultimate animistic portal; a crossroad where mundane and etheric meet in light and shadow.

Renowned musicians, Nathan and Jaimie Haines will dig deep into their extensive collection of vinyl rarities to present a DJ set of musical exotica in response to these extraordinary works.

Vicki Fanning

      Vignette

28 July – 2 September, 2018

 Vikki Fanning, Vignette (detail), 2018

Vikki Fanning, Vignette (detail), 2018

Powerful, raw, and sublime ‘Vignette’ explores the relationships between technology and the human body; a theme Vicki has been exploring for the past year in her practise.

These three individual pieces have been painstakingly crafted to highlight the strength, and fragility, of her signature borosilicate glass.