• Iain Cheesman, Wayne Youle, Rainer Beneke

Iain Cheesman: Which way from where we came

In the North Gallery, we welcome back Iain Cheesman. Iain’s career has blossomed – he was one of the stars of Spring1883 in Sydney this year – and this new work shows why. Mature, playful, and deeply thoughtful, it’s work that continues to question, lament, and sometimes smile about, the shared disparate life that we all find ourselves living in.

Wayne Youle: HERE I give Thanks

Courtesy of Suite Gallery in Wellington, this is Wayne’s first ever solo show at The Vivian. And what a way to make an impression! All of the 2019 works in the South Gallery are made from powder coated steel or aluminium, and all Editions of 3. Bold in both fabulous form and colourful ideas these works are irreverent, laugh-out-loud funny, deeply personal, and with Wayne’s typical ‘need to look twice’ narrative – it’s a show you’re guaranteed to fall in love with.

Rainer Beneke: When Planets Align

Welcome to our first ever jewellery show in 7 years – but with a difference! Rainer is a master craftsman who has painstakingly forged a range of gold and silver jewellery as a direct response to Iain’s show – an homage to his love of Iain’s poetry and his enduring fascination with precious metals. All unique. All awaiting new owners. And all exclusively on show in the Studio Gallery.

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