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Nicholas Ives - The Crudes
Nicholas Ives has proven to be a real hit with New Zealand audiences, and his show ‘The Crudes’ is no exception. For this episode Nic joins us from his Melbourne based studio - and talks about the inspiration behind the show, and many of the works featured in it. For more information on the works visit the website at scottlawrie.com and don’t forget to subscribe to future podcasts on Apple, Spotify or Soundcloud.
Episode 7 - Gregory Pryor
Gregory Pryor comes to The Vivian for his first ever solo show with us, Dragging Tail, which is on until January 7th in the Studio Gallery.
This show explores the landscapes and deep historical legacies that come with it – through the lens of imaginary (and possibly real) historical characters plotting and navigating their way, with various degrees of success and tragedy, through a landscape at once alien and forbidding.
Recorded live during the artist's Q and A session, this Vivian Podcast explores the nature of his work, and some of the works in this magical, mysterious show.
Thanks to Greg for taking part in this podcast. Greg’s show is on until 7 January. – You can also see a short film recorded during this session on The Vivian website – at https://thevivian.co.nz/films
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Episode 6 - Star and Ra Gossage
Located in Matakana, the Vivian is surrounded by a vibrant arts community with some outstanding New Zealand artists. Sisters Star, Aroha and Ra Gossage are well known for their individual talents and unique work, and In this Vivian Podcast Star and Ra talk about what inspires their work in the show, Still No Answer.
Episode 5 - Wayne Youle
Wayne Youle is one of New Zealand’s most exciting artists. Unpredictable. Mischievous. Yet profoundly serious in his intent to confront us with the big questions of what art can be on a fundamental level – by creating it, rather than just theorising about it.
His show in the South Gallery, ‘Here I give thanks’ is on the one level a colourful homage to his favourite artists, but also a deeply personal exploration of his family and is role as a father.
Episode 4 - Iain Cheesman & Rainer Beneke
Episode 4 - Iain Cheesman & Rainer Beneke by Scott Lawrie Gallery
Episode 3 - Rupert Herring - The Avenue Where The Silhouettes Pass
Rupert’s work traverses a fine line between woodworking, furniture design and sculpture. Toying with our ideas of colonialism and history while exploring what it means to be a New Zealander today, Rupert’s work is also often deeply personal. Here, Rupert talks to us about his work, and the continual tension between form and function in his practice.