31 May 2020

The Vivian Gallery closes its doors

From Standing Room Only, 3:50 pm on 31 May 2020
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Photo: The Vivian Gallery

The Vivian art gallery in Matakana has had to close its doors for the last time because of the Covid-19 lockdown. The small Auckland town was always going to be a challenging spot for an art gallery, but Director Scott Lawrie had made it work, until the corona virus forced it to cancel planned shows and scheduled art fairs were cancelled.

Moving from the real gallery into the virtual world means The Vivian isn't entirely lost, but online galleries just aren't the same as looking at the real thing when it comes to art.

Scott Lawrie

Scott Lawrie Photo: thevivian.co.nz

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