~ 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.
Towards the Forest
~ Into the unknown
North Gallery, 18 May – 30 Jun
This unique group show has been 6 months in the planning, and we can't wait to share it with you. Towards The Forest asks artists to consider the use of landscape as a metaphor for the unknown; the erratic, sometimes frightening – but ultimately hopeful – times we live in. The works are bold, dark, mischievous and sometimes humorous, but they are all excellent examples of the calibre of art being produced in Aotearoa and Australia today.
~ A Private Requiem
Studio Gallery, 16 May – 20 May
We are thrilled to welcome back internationally-renowned performance artist Ivan Lupi for the world-premiere performance of 'A Private Requiem’. Don’t miss this dark, deeply moving and brave 5-day endurance performance. On each day between 16 – 20 May from 11am to 5pm. Visitors are welcome to experience each stage as it evolves, and also take part at specific times. This is an event you will not forget.
~ The Weight of The World
South Gallery, 18 May – 30 Jun
This is Monique’s first major solo show at The Vivian, and it’s a ripper! Just back from a very successful exhibition in the US, Monique’s crushed forms and layered textures proved a big hit at the recent Auckland Art Fair. She’s been working hard in her Auckland studio to produce a range of works that are powerful, elegant and punchy.
~ Trabant Towers
Front Lawn, 23 Mar – 12 May
After many years with a strong reputation as a painter, Louise McRae made the move to sculpture around two years ago – with truly remarkable results. This body of work is from her ‘Unmonument’ series, an evolving body of work which has been shown to great acclaim in New Zealand. The contrast of these new powerful, slumping and joyful works within the grounds of The Vivian creates a fabulously colourful counterpoint. Don't miss it!
Gow Langsford Sculpture Garden
Sculpture Garden, 1 Jan – 1 Jun
Where art meets landscape: Discover the magic of the Gow Langsford Sculpture Garden. This year, we’re proud to host the first ever Gow Langsford Sculpture Garden at The Vivian, featuring a gorgeous selection of outdoor sculpture by highly acclaimed Australasian artists; Paul Dibble, Gregor Kregar, David McCracken and Lisa Roet. This show is on until the end of May - Make sure you don’t miss it!