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~ About

~ With three gallery spaces ~ Two sculpture lawns ~ And 21 shows per year ~ The Vivian is unlike any contemporary art gallery in New Zealand ~ Our aim? To connect hearts with minds

Art is a funny old thing. We love it when you love it. We even love it when you hate it. But we can’t stand it when you ignore it. That’s because we believe art has the power to connect us as human beings in ways that are compelling, joyful, and transformative.

Situated in a purpose-built contemporary art space about an hour north of Auckland, we have 3-acres of landscaped ground to explore – and events, talks, and performances all year round.


~ Gallery

North Gallery
North Gallery

The North Gallery is the original premium exhibition space at The Vivian, combining gorgeous natural and spot lighting, and a large floor space.


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South Gallery
South Gallery

Recently converted into a dedicated light-filled exhibition space, the South Gallery is slightly smaller than the North Gallery, but equally beautiful.


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Studio Gallery
Studio Gallery

Home of our famous V-Projects, artists from across the world love the intimate space of the Studio Gallery to showcase their work.

Main Building
Main Building

~ The Library

The Library is still called the Library even though nobody reads books anymore. It’s our office space now, and here you’ll find a selection of unique works of art. And the occasional dog hair. (Thanks Skippy).

Front Lawn
Front Lawn

~ Front Lawn

Green and pleasant lands abound in the front lawn – and the occasional knock-out sculpture show. A favourite place for sculpture projects, children’s adventures, and rogue sheep from the neighbour’s paddock..

Sculpture Garden
Sculpture Garden

~ Sculpture Garden

Lakes. Birdlife. And space to breathe. Our premium sculpture garden offers 1.5 Acres of carefully manicured grounds. The perfect setting for large-scale sculpture from New Zealand and international artists.

Sawmill Brewery
Smoko Room @The Sawmill Brewery

~ Sawmill Brewery

You’ve discovered great art. Now discover the art of great beer. Sawmill Brewery are our rock-solid sponsors, as well as our great neighbours. Ask us for a discount voucher before you visit – just 450m away.

~ Visit The Vivian

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.

~ Opening Hours

Thursday – Monday: 11am – 5pm
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday - Viewing by arrangement.

09 422 9995


~ Address and Directions

39 Omaha Valley Road, Matakana
RD5, Warkworth 0985, New Zealand
PO Box 332, Matakana
0948, New Zealand.

~ Stay in touch

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