3 Jul 2016

The Vivian

From Standing Room Only, 2:48 pm on 3 July 2016

About an hour north of Auckland is a small private gallery offering a little more than just white walls and spot lighting. The Vivian is set on former farmland in the holiday hotspot of Matakana, offering contemporary art from around the country and celebrating what its staff call "the rural aesthetic'. But as gallery founder Helen Crosby tells Justin Gregory, the original plan wasn't about art at all. (topics) arts (regions) Auckland Region (tags) painting, art gallery, The Vivian, Matakana

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