Collection News

4/4: New Artists Show Artspace Aotearoa 2019

Chartwell is supporting another year of the annual New Artists Show at Artspace Aotearoa, Auckland. Titled 4/4, this year it features the works of Daniel John Corbett Sanders, Anh Trần, Severine Costa and Xander Dixon. Artspace Aotearoa also introduces new writing for 4/4 - from Owen Connors,... more

Ian Fairweather

Australian artist Ian Fairweather is represented in the Chartwell Collection with the 1963 work, Nebula, synthetic polymer paint and gouache on cardboard on composition board. Now, a new book is due to be... more

Chartwell works by Colin McCahon currently on view

With the opening of A Place to Paint - Colin McCahon in Auckland, at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki until January 2020, three major works in the Chartwell Collection by Colin McCahon are now on show. They represent a fascinating history of collecting McCahon's works - all being acquired... more

2019 Arts Month - understanding art as...

The Chartwell Trust wants more people to understand and value the arts in their exercise their creative visit art galleries to see how artists engage in creative visual thinking and demonstrate to us all how they think and see and make in their world. We want to not only... more

Chartwell works feature in Theo Schoon exhibition

Split Level View Finder: Theo Schoon and New Zealand Art City Gallery Wellington, Open until November 3 2019 Done up in pins and curlers, Theo Schoon, oil and ink on paper, 610 x 480mm, Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2013. Seven Theo Schoon works from the... more

Painting Politics Symposium

Painting Politics Symposium 26th-27th July, Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium  A TWO-DAY SYMPOSIUM EXPLORING THE INTERSECTION OF AESTHETIC EXPERIENCE AND POLITICAL THOUGHT On the one hand art is often characterised as the domain of inwardness and subjectivity and on the other politics is... more

Co-Director of Chartwell Collection awarded MNZM

Sue Gardiner, Co-Director of Chartwell Collection awarded Member of New Zealand Order of Merit in 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours. Congratulations to all those honoured with the New Zealand Order of Merit this year including our very own Sue Gardiner for 'Services to the Arts'. Sue is the co-Director... more

How funding the arts is changing as we change as a nation

Philanthropy New Zealand Summit 2019 The Future of Trust, Te pono, te tika, te māramatanga me te aroha anō o tētehi ki tētehi, Te Papa, Wellington, 15-17 May 2019. Philanthropy New Zealand holds the 'The Philanthropy Summit' conference every two years and brings together funders, investors,... more

PĀNiA! at Auckland Art Fair

Auckland Art Fair 2019 Opening Night: Wednesday 1 May, 5-9pm General Entry: Thursday 2 May - Sunday 5 May PĀNiA! at the Auckland Art Fair Chartwell is proud to support PĀNiA!s Nounman at the 2019 Auckland Art Fair in association with Mokopōpaki and Francis McWhannell. This... more

Michael Shepherd - Reinventing History Painting

23 February 2019 - 9 June 2019 Waikato Museum, Hamilton, New Zealand Upoko Wairua, Souvenirs of Time, 1988. Oil on canvas, 225 x 454mm. Chartwell Collection Michael Shepherd: Reinventing History Painting is the first major retrospective exhibition of Michael Shepherd's career,... more

Simon Denny - The Founder's Paradox

15 December 2018 – 28 April 2019 Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand Installation view of The Founder's Paradox at Michael Lett Gallery, 18 November - 22 December 2017 Simon Denny’s work, Operation, 2017, in the Chartwell Collection, is on show at Christchurch... more

Bill Culbert

Chartwell is saddened to learn of the passing of artist Bill Culbert in March 2019. Bill exhibited at Chartwell's Centre for Contemporary Art, in Hamilton, New Zealand, along with Ralph Hotere, in 1992 and Chartwell holds significant works in the Collection. One of these works, Light Plain, 1997,... more

Chartwell Trust Student Art Writing Prize - 2018

ConnieBrown_Chartwell winning essay_2018.pdf Congratulations to Connie Brown who is the winner of the 2018 Chartwell Trust Student Art Writing Prize, Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University, Wellington. She wrote about her response to Nova Paul's 2010 film, This Is Not Dying, offering a vivid... more

Godwit/Kuaka returns on view

Ralph Hotere's magnificent work, Godwit/Kuaka 1977, lacquer on hardboard, returns to show to the Auckland Art Gallery. Commissioned originally by Auckland International Airport for the Arrivals Hall of the Jean Batten Terminal Building in 1977, the work is now in the Chartwell Collection and is a... more

Chartwell Collection discussed on Radio New Zealand National

Sue Gardiner, of the Chartwell Collection and Sonja Hawkins of My Art discuss art collecting with Lynn Freeman on Radio New Zealand National. Sunday 28 October 2018 more

Milan Mrkusich (5 April 1925 – 13 June 2018)

Chartwell acknowledges the work and life of artist Milan Mrkusich and treasures works by the artist in the Collection, such as Journey One (Second Version) 1986, which has hung in exhibitions in Hamilton, Auckland and Wellington. more

Lunar Reflection Transmission Technique

McCahon House and Webb's presents Lunar Reflection Transmission Technique. A film with live musical performance - Uriel Barthélémi and Taro Shinoda This performance is strictly a two-day season, as a part of the Auckland Art Fair Lunar Reflection Transmission Technique is a film by... more

Other People Think: Auckland's Contemporary International Collection

Exhibition details: Other People Think: Auckland’s Contemporary International Collection When: Saturday 10 March to Sunday 10 June 2018 Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki offers fresh insights into its remarkable international collection in a new exhibition, Other People Think:... more

Creative Thinking Research Project Leader Professor Peter O’Connor of University of Auckland heads to Mexico to deliver A Teaspoon of Light

For more information:   An interview with Peter and Cait O'Connor: more

Major new work brings international artist Michael Stevenson back to New Zealand

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki presents an exhibition by one of New Zealand’s most internationally renowned artists, Michael Stevenson, from Sunday 12 November 2017 to Sunday 6 February 2018 Thiel's Chair, in Serene Velocity in Practise: MC510 & CS183 Serene Velocity... more

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