Iain Cheesman

  • tHe

20 October – 25 November 2018

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. 


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

      Current Shows

Iain Cheesman


20 October – 25 November 2018


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'.

Nicholas Ives

        New Skin for an Old Ceremony

20 October – 25 November 2018

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

        Iro Iro Iro

20 October – 25 November 2018

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.

Coming Next…

        The Golden Hour

1 December – 27 January 2019


The Vivian Summer Show:
Discover the best of our represented and guest artists in our blockbuster summer show North and South galleries.