Current Show: A Line Between Two Points

      Monique Lacey & Rebecca Wallis

16 June – 22 July 2018

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 Olsen, 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.

      Show Opening

The show opens Saturday 16th June @4pm.
Join us for drinks and a preview of this fabulous show.

 Monique Lacey, Crackle, 2017.

Monique Lacey, Crackle, 2017.

      Past Shows

      Never an Answer

5 May – 10 June 2018
Created especially for The Vivian to celebrate 125-years of women’s suffrage in New Zealand, we’re enormously proud to present our first all-women painting show Never an Answer – 12 Abstract Painters. Curated by Linda Tyler and Lucinda Bennett, it showcases the work of some of our most outstanding young abstract painters. This show also features two major Sally Gabori works, shown for the very first time in New Zealand.

      Botanical @ Fantastical

5 May – 10 June 2018
Experience Janette Cervin’s work like never before. The Vivian has commissioned Janette to paint her largest-scale works ever, and they’re really out of this world! Join us to celebrate these momentous works at the special dual preview on Saturday 5th at 4pm.

        Feet Of Clay

21 March - 29 April 2018
If you're pakeha, the idea of ‘classicism’ permeates throughout the entire history of western art. It’s troublesome though. And this fascinating show explores both its historical narrative – it’s not really a philosophy, a defined story, or a ‘movement’ at all – and its relevance to contemporary art. 

        Pop Pachimon

21 March - 29 April 2018
Pop Pachimon ポップ・パチもん  - Welcome to one of the most delightful shows of the year! Aaron Scythe (b.1971) is one of New Zealand’s most fascinating ceramic artists. Born in Auckland, Aaron discovered Japanese pottery techniques for the first time while he was studying in Sydney.


21 March - 29 April 2018
Exodus heralds a new chapter in the history of The Vivian, as it’s the first show curated by our Director, Scott Lawrie. With a hand-selected group of some of the most outstanding artists working in New Zealand and Australia today, it’s an experience designed to be both thought-provoking, sensational and inspiring.