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On Show: Richard Killeen, Flyers, 1979 from the Chartwell Collection

Richard Killeen's Flyers, 1979, acrylic lacquer on aluminium, is currently on show (2015) on the ground floor of the Auckland Art Gallery. Here are two images of the work - one at the Auckland Art Gallery in 2015 alongside a Don Driver work also in the Collection. The other is the same work by... more


On Show: Colin McCahon, French Bay 1957, from the Chartwell Collection

Colin McCahon’s work, French Bay, 1957, an oil on canvas on board in the Chartwell Collection, is currently on show at the Auckland Art Gallery. It is featured in Freedom and Structure: Cubism and New Zealand Art 1930–1960, curated by Julia Waite. Here, in this photograph from the... more


Tom Who? The Enigma of Tom Kreisler 2015

Directed by Shirley Horrocks Director Shirley Horrocks’ doco, featured in the 2015 New Zealand International Film Festival, sheds new light on the life and art of Tom Kreisler, a 20th-century New Zealand painter with scant interest in landscape but a strong affinity with Mexican traditions... more


Simon Denny at the 56th Venice Biennale

Chartwell is pleased to be a supporter of the 2015 Venice Project by Simon Denny, Secret Power, now open as part of the 56th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia. Chartwell has supported the NZ at Venice programme since the inaugural exhibition in 2001. Simon Denny... more


Artspace & VAR Residencies

Chartwell is happy to be supporting Zackary Steiner-Fox to participate in the Varda Artist Residency (VAR) in San Francisco. "Zackary is an emerging artist whose practice is engaged with queer culture, the fashion industry and identity politics. When considering the specific climate of San... more


Simon Ingram: Radio Painting Station & Paintings of the Sun

Simon Ingram opens his exhibition, Paintings of the Sun, at Gow Langsford Gallery, Lorne St, Auckland, on 29 April until 23 May 2015. The new series of works arise from his Jar Project residency where he has installed his Radio Painting Station. For almost 10 years, Ingram has been exhibiting... more


David Shrigley in conversation with Ocula

Ocula interviewed Glasgow-based artist and Turner Prize nominee, David Shrigley, who recently completed a residency at Auckland’s Two Rooms gallery. The residency followed on from his extensive survey show at the National Gallery of Victoria in Australia. David Shrigley interview » more


Alberto Garcia-Alvarez at City Gallery Wellington

Chartwell Collection artist Alberto Garvia-Avarez has an exhibition at City Gallery Wellington until 14 June 2015. View Alberto Garvia-Avarez's works in the collection » Radio NZ Interview with Alberto Garvia-Avarez » more


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


Sally Gabori, 1924-2015

Chartwell has learnt, with sadness, that artist Mirdidingkingathi Juwarrnda (Sally Gabori, 1924-2015) has passed away. Gabori’s expressively colourful paintings reflected on her personal, and emotional, experience of shifting between a traditional Aboriginal upbringing and life in a globalised... 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


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