Collection News

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

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

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

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