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Botanical @ Fantastical
      Janette Cervin
5 May – 10 June 2018

One of our most popular local artists, Janette Cervin is well known by visitors to The Vivian. But this show offers an altogether different perspective on her work – and a truly extraordinary immersive experience.

Botanical @ Fantastical showcases Janette's new, all-encompassing large-scale works. Monumental in ambition, with the largest work being over 2-metres wide, this body of work leaves you feeling like you're taking a walk back in time through New Zealand's rich flora and fauna. 

Using a technique where layers are painstakingly painted with gentle contrasts, elegant colours (and the odd delightful visual surprise ) – these works are well worth taking the time to get to know. 

Janette Cervin
Wonderlust, 2018 (detail).

      Video: Artist Q&A

Our very own Mandy Thomsett-taylor speaks with Janette Cervin on the sofa in the Lounge Gallery. Janette talks about the show, her practice and the methods and materials she used to create the incredibly immersive works. 

      Download show catalogue

Download a print friendly PDF catalogue of Botanical @ Fantastical - which includes prices and sizes of all works in this show. 

Video © origincreative.co.nz


Photos © Craig Ray

Janette Cervin
Botanical @ Fantastical, 2018

      Detail Gallery

Janette Cervin
Fecund Garden, 2018

      Detail Gallery

Janette Cervin Twilight Zone NZ, 2018

Janette Cervin
Twilight Zone NZ, 2018

      Detail Gallery

Janette Cervin Wonderlust, 2018

Janette Cervin
Wonderlust, 2018

      Detail Gallery


If you would like to enquire about a work featured in this show please contact us via the link below or call us on 09 422 9995

      Download PDFs

You can download a summary of works contained in this show together with the show Catalogue.