Iain Cheesman

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20 October – 25 November 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. 


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

Anthony Morris

        LXXX - An Artist in the Making

8 September – 14 October 2018


Please join us at The Vivian in Matakana from 4-6pm on Saturday 8th September for a special community celebration to mark the opening of an inspirational show of work by legendary Matakana potter Anthony Morris.

 The title reflects a recent birthday by Ant, who at 80-year's old, is still practicing his craft in his studio – and never seems to tire.

Stephen Benwell

        Little Heroes

8 September – 14 October 2018

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From Melbourne... to Matakana. We're so excited to have the opportunity to show the delightful work of one of Australia's most original and magical ceramicists in the Studio Gallery.

A small group of Stephen's signature small statues has crossed the Tasman for the very first time for this unique NZ show, in collaboration with the team at Niagara Galleries in Melbourne. 

      Live Performance


Ivan Lupi

        X - Live performance event

9 September @1.30pm

1.30pm, Sunday 9th September.
Ivan Lupi is an internationally renowned performance artist whose bold, often confronting, yet deeply moving practice has seen him invited to perform across the world. Often using his body as a framework for his research, X is no different. Inspired by the 125th anniversary of Women's Suffrage in NZ, participation is encouraged, as this will be one to remember.

      Coming next


Iain Cheesman


20 October – 25 November, 2018

Get ready for something special as Iain takes over the gallery for a visceral adventure of visual and verbal discovery – as well as his new poetry book launch!