Vivienne Murchison featured in ’10 exhibitions to see in March’
Vivienne Murchison is a Canterbury based artist, recently grauated with a Masters in painting at The Ilam School of Fine Arts in 2019. Vivienne has had works in many group exhibitions in Christchurch, as well as qualifying as a finalist in Select’17exhibition and award, UC, runner up in the UC Diversity award 2014 and winner of the Lonsdale-Edgar Prize in Drawing in 2013.
Is it possible for abstract painting to be devoid of any recognisable subject? Murchison’s enigmatic watercolours have a colour-field personality that cannot be separated from the world around us, and the titles of the paintings in Go Beyond make references to their subjects tangible. Yet, although demarcating particular places, (Golden Bay), in the ebb and flow of their light and colour, Murchison’s images are impossible to pin down.
‘Go Beyond’ runs until 20 March.