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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


Kauri Project Poster Series a success

Chartwell is pleased to have been involved in the Kauri Project Poster Series, curated by Ariane Craig Smith and Chris McBride, and exhibited at Lopdell House offsite gallery, New Lynn, Auckland.  Review of the exhibition in Metro Magazine by Cassandra Barnett » more


Aboriginal works in the Chartwell Collection

Currently on show in the atrium of the Auckland Art Gallery, in conjunction with the exhibition My Country: Contemporary Art from Black Australia, is a spectacular light work by contemporary Aboriginal artist Jonathan Jones. Untitled (sum of its parts), 2010, is from the Chartwell Collection, held... more


New publication - Shannon Novak: "Manhattan Phrase: 40.74279,-74.008981 to 40.728411,-73.975679"

Chartwell is proud to have supported a new artist publication, "Manhattan Phrase: 40.74279,-74.008981 to 40.728411,-73.975679", by Shannon Novak. During October 2013 in New York, Novak exhibited “Manhattan Phrase: 40.74279,-74.008981 to 40.728411,-73.975679”, a site-specific... more


Chartwell and the University of Auckland’s Creative Thinking Board announce upcoming events and activities

Invitation to hear inaugural Creative Thinking Fellow  "The capacity to be creative - to produce new concepts, ideas, inventions, objects, or art - is perhaps the most important attribute of the human brain."  Creative thinkers in Auckland, Waikato and Wellington will have the chance to... more


Chartwell Stairwell 2014/15 commission awarded

Artspace is pleased to announce that the 2014/15 Chartwell Stairwell Commission has been awarded to individual projects by Julian Priest and Daphne Simons. The commissioning panel composed of Sue Gardiner and Rob Gardiner from The Chartwell Trust, artist Alex Monteith, and Artspace’s... more


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