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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 www.artfair.co.nz 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. https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/standing-room-only/audio/2018668681/the-art-of-art-collection 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: http://teaspoonoflight.com/   An interview with Peter and Cait O'Connor: http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/standing-room-only/audio/2018618849/a-teaspoon-of-light-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


The Creative Thinking Project and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki joins forces to present Yayoi Kusama

The Creative Thinking Project and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki join forces to present the work of Yayoi Kusama - Obliteration Room. A rainbow of brightly coloured dots will obliterate a pure white room when avant-garde Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s The obliteration room opens on... more


Sriwhana Spong's work on Mason's Screen, Wellington

Mason’s Screen is a 24 hour public screen for artists video. Supported by Wellington City Council and programmed by CIRCUIT, Mason’s Screen is located off the Terrace and presents a new artist work each month. Works must be made by a Wellington-based or affiliated artist, or as part of a... more


Rob Gardiner and Art: a 2012 video revisited

Filmed for Made Active 2012 at Auckland Art Gallery, Rob Gardiner encourages us all to think with our sense. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8BCcHRlsLM more


New writing about Shout Whisper Wail! The 2017 Chartwell Show

SEEING THE SOUNDSCAPE: A CONVERSATION BETWEEN THE AURAL & THE VISUAL By Catriona Britton ‘Music is not limited to the world of sound. There exists a music of the visual world.’ — Oskar Fischinger When you enter an art gallery, you may notice how quiet... more


Chartwell supports The Tomorrow People at Adam Art Gallery, Wellington

The Chartwell Trust is supporting the exhibition The Tomorrow People, at Adam Art Gallery, University of Victoria, Wellington, NZ. www.adamartgallery.org.nz Featuring the works of 25 artists, the exhibition focuses on an emerging generation of artists and their hopes, concerns and questions... more


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