Christmas opening hours

The gallery will be open Christmas Eve from 11am – 5pm and will then reopen on Friday 4 Jan at 11am.

With three distinctive spaces      The Vivian shows internationally-renowned and local artists in curated and group shows      interspersed by talks, performances, and events. 

Lounge Gallery

An important part of The Vivian experience is the ability to connect extraordinary art with ordinary people. In ways that educate, invigorate, and perhaps even liberate. One thing’s for sure, whether you find something you love (or hate), you’ll learn something about art. Where it’s going. Where it’s been. Or where it is now.

The Lawn

The Lawn

North Gallery

North Gallery

Studio Gallery

Studio Gallery

We love our building. Purpose-built by artist and designer Mike Petre, it offers three distinctive spaces to experience different kinds of art, all-year-round. With about a dozen shows per year, there’s always something going on – including talks, performances, unique events… and the odd dog running through the gallery.


  • North Gallery

A dedicated venue for larger curated shows, talks, and events.

  • Studio Gallery

An intimate space primarily for local artists and smaller shows.

  • Library

Here you’ll often find smaller artworks, pottery and ceramics.

  • Lounge Gallery

Discover our combined office, gallery and hang-out space.

     Contact / Visit

Welcoming      engaging      and always inspiring, The Vivian is a contemporary art space unlike anything else in New Zealand. Bring the kids, the dog       (we have dog posts with water bowls outside)      and an open mind.

About an hour from Auckland, The Vivian is easy to find. Drive through the Matakana roundabout (with cinema on your left) and keep going for 2.5km, past the Sawmill Brewery (beer heaven), before turning left. We’re 400m along Omaha Valley Rd. 

  • Opening Hours

Friday to Monday, 11am–5pm

Winter hours: Closed Tues, Weds and Thurs.

  • Location

39 Omaha Valley Road
Matakana RD5
Warkworth 0985
New Zealand