Iain is one of New Zealand's most fascinating artists, and is much loved for his word-play as well as his quirky visuals. This show contains entirely new bodies of work that celebrate and explore the meaning of life, using Iain's signature good humour and deep irony. It's also the ideal launch for his third book of poetry, 'tHe'.
We're excited to welcome Nicholas Ives to The Vivian for his first small show (his major solo show with us will be in Feb 2019, so watch this space!). Based in Melbourne, Nicholas is renowned for his dark, often humorous, and beautifully layered paintings. Inspired by the work of Goya, Delacroix and other masters – this body of work is as mysterious as it is magical.
Elizabeth McClure fills the Studio Gallery with a delightful installation of colourful and intriguing glass works – including a new series of sublime wall pieces. Entitled Iro Iro Iro, (a play on the Japanese words for colour and 'all sorts’), the work combines Elizabeth's signature world-class artistry with a fun, playful and accessible exploration of the materiality of the medium.
The Vivian Summer Show:
Discover the best of our represented and guest artists in our blockbuster summer show North and South galleries.