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Michael Parekowhai: The Promised Land at GOMA

Michael Parekowhai: The Promised Land 28 March – 21 June 2015 Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) Chartwell works are on loan to the exhibition, ‘Michael Parekowhai: The Promised Land’. A major exhibition of one of New Zealand’s leading contemporary artists, it features... more


Ethan Hawke’s Life-Changing Music Lesson

Nathan Heller's recent New Yorker article, 'Ethan Hawke’s Life-Changing Music Lesson', reveals the deeper, truer opportunity to live a life of personal happiness through creative thinking and encouraging others to do the same. more


Phil Dadson's ARID EDGE to show at Rotterdam International Film Festival

A video work from the Chartwell Collection by Phil Dadson has been selected for screening at the Rotterdam International Film Festival this January. The work, ARID EDGE, is one of a triad of works in the series Desert Projects shot in the Valle de Lune region of the Atacama Desert, Northern Chile... more


Michael Parekowhai - He kōrero pūrākau mo te awanui o te motu: Story of a New Zealand River: Concert Series at Te Uru Gallery

Chartwell is proud to support a series of concerts featuring a variety of performers playing Michael Parekowhai's stunning piano 'He kōrero pūrākau mo te awanui o te motu: Story of a New Zealand River'. The series, curated by Hermione Johnson, will see renowned local and international pianists... more


2014 Chartwell Student Art Writing Prize Announced

The Chartwell Trust is pleased to congratulate Simon Gennard as the winner of the 2014 Chartwell Student Art Writing Prize. Held each year by the Adam Art Gallery, at the University of Victoria, Wellington, New Zealand, the award invites students to write essays in response to the Gallery’s... more


Major Chartwell Collection exhibition opens at Auckland Art Gallery 2014

A world undone - Works from the Chartwell Collection is open at Auckland Art Gallery in the Level 2 Chartwell Gallery until 15 April 2015. Recent acquisitions, including two major video works, some rare treasures from the Collection that have not been seen for a while and a series of... more


City Gallery Wellington bids farewell to Ralph Hotere’s Godwit/Kuaka mural

In 1977, Hotere created one of his greatest works in this style, an 18 metre long mural for Auckland International Airport. The Flight of the Godwit honours the bar-tailed godwit (or kuaka), a bird admired by Maori for its long-haul flights. In 1996, the Airport deinstalled the mural and gifted it... more


Andrew Blythe and the Outsider Art Fair

Chartwell has made a new acquisition of the work of Andrew Blythe. The work in Indian ink on paper is untitled from 2014 and is one of the largest works on paper he has done. Andrew’s work is included in the Ian Potter Museum exhibition Everyday Imagining, Melbourne, Australia until... more


Daniel Crooks awarded the $100,000 Ian Potter Moving Image Commission

Daniel Crooks’ recent commission, An Embroidery of Voids, is on show at A world undone – Works from the Chartwell Collection, at Auckland Art Gallery, from 8 November 2014 until April 2015.  This video work wowed audiences at the National Gallery of Victoria in the exhibition... more


Jonathan Mane-Wheoki (1943–2014)

The arts community is grieving the passing of Jonathan Mane-Wheoki CNZM. At the instigation of curator Ron Brownson, at Auckland Art Gallery, Toi o Tamaki, the Chartwell Collection has dedicated a recent acquisition of a 1966 work by Paratene Matchitt to the memory of Jonathan Mane-Whoeki, as a... more


Chartwell and the Creative Thinking Project

As Founding Benefactors of the University of Auckland’s Creative Thinking Project, we are excited to spread this exciting news following the international launch of the Project in New York on 10 October 2014: Iconic poet and musician Bob Dylan has been named Founding Patron of the University... more


Alicia Frankovich at ACCA & Auckland Art Gallery

Alicia Frankovich has a work, Pugliese Suspension / post-performance object, from the Chartwell Collection, in The Social Life of Things, at Auckland Art Gallery, and Chartwell is also pleased to support her new work at ACCA, Melbourne Defending Plural Experiences ACCA - Australian Centre... more


Louise Menzies at Contemporary Art Galleries, University of Connecticut

Chartwell is pleased to have supported this upcoming project by Louise Menzies at Contemporary Art Galleries at the University of Connecticut. Time to think like a mountain Contemporary Art Galleries University of Connecticut October 8 - November 21 2014 "By utilizing objects, images and... more


Ralph Hotere's Godwit/Kuaka at City Gallery Wellington

Ralph Hotere's large-scale mural Godwit/Kuaka is currently on display at City Gallery Wellington until November 23. For further information visit City Gallery Wellington's website and Auckland Art Gallery's blog post on the exhibition. more


John Ward Knox - 2015 Frances Hodgkins Fellowship

Congratulations to Auckland-based artist John Ward Knox, who has been named the Frances Hodgkins Fellow for 2015. View John Ward Knox's works in the Chartwell Collection » more


Christchurch Art Gallery appoints new senior curator

Chartwell congratulates Lara Strongman on her appointment to the Christchurch Art Gallery. Lara has had a long connection with the Chartwell Collection as she was a curator working with the collection when it was housed at the Waikato Museum, Hamilton. - Wednesday, 2 July 2014... more


Angelica Mesiti at Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal

Chartwell is pleased that Prepared Piano for Movers (Haussmann), by Angelica Mesiti, is to be seen by new audiences in North America. Chartwell has an edition of this work in the collection, held at Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand. Angelica Mesiti’s first solo show in North America is at... more


Reflections on a work

Jonathan Jones work untitled (sum of the parts) has been installed in the Auckland Art Gallery atrium, as the second major work in the huge space following the gallery’s opening in September 2011. Photographer John McIver has taken images of the work showing the way it expands, through... more


Gordon Bennett (1955–2014)

The Chartwell Trust is saddened to learn that Australian artist Gordon Bennett passed away recently. Gordon Bennett’s painting, Am I Angry Boy Eh!, in the Chartwell Collection, was purchased in Australia in 1998. It references Colin McCahon’s painting, Am I Scared, 1976,... more


Chartwell Trust Artists Alliance Internship

With Artists Alliance Chartwell is currently seeking applications for an Archiving and Administration Assistant role. Find more details here » more


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