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I Spy NZ Art

Chartwell is happy to announce the upcoming release of I Spy NZ Art, to be published by the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki on occasion of the opening of the new gallery on September 3. The book features works from the Chartwell Collection, and was written by Hanna Scott and Julia Waite with Rob Gardiner, Sue Gardiner, Caroline McBride and Christa Napier-Roberston.

"I Spy NZ Art matches works by 26 artists to the letters of the alphabet to create New Zealand’s first art-based ABC book. ‘Our idea was to encourage young readers to look for items and ideas within the illustrations that begin with a letter of the alphabet,’ says project coordinator Julia Waite. ‘We developed this book with support from the Chartwell Trust who are committed to bringing children and art together. The Gallery’s programmes for children and families, plus the new Learning Centre, all help young people foster a love for art.’" 

Chartwell has donated copies of the book to 47 Women’s Refuge Centres around New Zealand; Starship Hospital Education and Play Specialists teams and Ronald McDonald House; Kidz First Hospital Education and Play Specialists teams, Middlemore, Auckland; The National Library Service and Auckland Art Gallery’s Education Services and the Centre for Refugee Education, School of Languages, AUT University, Auckland. 

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Rohan Wealleans' Doomsday Horogami (detail), 2006, in I Spy NZ Art


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