Collection News

In a Tangle

Christchurch Art Gallery's Waitangi Weekend events drew huge crowds back to the gallery after its five year closure post - Christchurch earthquakes. Included in the weekend's activities was Tangle, by Melbourne group Polyglot. Tangle was a interactive environment where children were invited to... more

Necessary Distraction

Oliver Perkins,Who's afraid of walking Frida (Hacienda Fire version), 2015,acrylic, ink, rabbit skin glue, canvas on aluminium stretcher, four elements: 1600 x 1200mm each (60mm gap) Chartwell and Auckland Art Gallery's Contemporary Benefactors are supporters of Necessary Distraction- A Painting... more

They Come From Far Away

They Come From Far Away is a performance series from 10 - 13 February supported by the Chartwell Trust at Te Uru, Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand. Featured are artists: Antti Laitinen, Eero Yli-Vakkuri, Pilvi Porkola in collaboration with Claire O'Neil, Matthew Cowan, Leena... more

Alicia Frankovich in Complex Bodies

Alicia Frankovich took part in a 2015 two-person exhibition, Complex Bodies, as part of the *Kurator program of the Gebert Stiftung für Kultur, Rapperswil, Switzerland, alongside artist Klara Liden. One of Frankovich’s works in the exhibition, Revolution (Martini Fountain), 2010, was... more

Paintings from Warmun - ST PAUL St Gallery

Paintings from Warmun ST PAUL St Gallery One 25 September – 23 October 2015 Warmun is a community of about 400 people in the Kimberley region of far north Western Australia. The Warmun Art Centre there was founded by Queenie McKenzie, Madigan Thomas, Hector Jandany, Lena Nyadbi, Betty... more

Exhibitions around New Zealand that are showing artists who have work in the Chartwell Collection

Maintaining active exhibition profiles is important to any artist and Chartwell is always interested to see artists with works in the Collection developing new bodies of work and undertaking new exhibitions. Here, in this incomplete listing, are just a few currently on show. At Bartley and... more

Chartwell Collection featured in two publications

Watch for the publication of Christchurch Art Gallery’s B.181 publication where there is an article about the Chartwell Collection. Auckland’s Art & Object’s publication Content has just been published with an article by Hamish Coney profiling an unusual Robin Morrison... more

Objectspace appoints new director

Objectspace has appointed Kim Paton as its new director. Kim will commence on 7 September 2015 and work alongside outgoing Director Philip Clarke before he leaves. He says “I’m delighted to be handing over to a very experienced manager such as Kim at a time when Creative New Zealand has... more

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki spotlights five contemporary New Zealand artists in new exhibition

Inside Outside Upside Down exhibits installation works by five contemporary New Zealand artists: Simon Denny, New Zealand’s current representative at the 56th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennial Kate Newby, winner of the Walters Prize 2012 Fiona Connor,... more

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

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