Collection News

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:   An interview 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. 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. Featuring the works of 25 artists, the exhibition focuses on an emerging generation of artists and their hopes, concerns and questions... more

Willow- a new installation by Sara Hughes

WILLOW is a new installation by Sara Hughes at Tauranga Art Gallery - supported by The Chartwell Trust. This major atrium project references local architecture and histories relevant to Tauranga. “I have a deep interest in the ways that art can interact and engage with site and add to... more

Chartwell Collection part of Big Day Art at Auckland Art Gallery

Chartwell works and Chartwell projects were part of the fabulous Big Day Art at Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand on 23 July 2017. Curated by Ariane Craig Smith, the day was full of art featuring artists, sound performers, mark making, tours, actions and lots and lots of families. Performance... more

Shout Whisper Wail-The 2017 Chartwell Show. Now available: Digital Catalogue

The digital catalogue, featuring interviews with all exhibiting artists in Shout Whisper Wail- The 2017 Chartwell Show is available for viewing here: The catalogue also includes a interview with Australian artist John Nixon, whose works in the Chartwell Collection... more

Shout, Whisper, Wail - The Chartwell Show 2017

Shout Whisper Wail! The 2017 Chartwell Show opens on Saturday 20 May at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki with free entry. The exhibition features 11 contemporary artists who use space, performance, sound, music and voice to emphasise the encounter between art and its audience. The Chartwell... more

Shannon Novak at Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Shannon Novak is exhibiting a body of work called The Expanded Gallery, at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and is using the app known as Aurasma to introduce an augmented reality (AR) experience for viewers using their own mobile phones. Using locations including Moray Place and Dunedin City Council... more

Yona Lee, In Transit (Arrival) at Te Tuhi

Chartwell Trust has supported Yona's Lee's exhibition, In Transit (Arrival), at Te Tuhi, Pakuranga, Auckland until 19 November 2017. Commissioned in association with Auckland Arts Festival with curator Bruce Phillips, Lee's work incorporates an installation of elaborate linear steel structures which... more

Yukihiro Taguchi at Te Uru

Chartwell Trust has supported the visit of Japanese born, Berlin based artist Yukihiro Taguchi to come to Auckland to make a new work and exhibit at Te Uru, Titirangi, Auckland. The exhibition PokePoke, in on from 29 April 2017 -  18 June 2017. The artist uses everyday materials found in... more

Colour is an Abstraction

John Nixon, UNTITLED (Group 1B), 2013 Colour is an Abstraction has opened at Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand. On show until November 2017, the exhibition highlights works by international artists drawn from the Chartwell Collection and the Auckland Art Gallery. These works reflect... more

On Show at Auckland Art Gallery

Yvonne Todd's video work, Denim Seagull, 2013, is currently on show, in a group exhibition titled Performance Portraits, at Auckland Art Gallery. Yvonne Todd, Denim Seagull, 2013, wood, paint, television monitor, television remote, remote control bender, single channel video (high definition,... more

Oscar Enberg North Terrace Commission

In 2016, Chartwell partners with Auckland Art Gallery's Contemporary Benefactors to commission a work by Oscar Enberg, Troubles de la croissance (der ursprung des pendels) 2016 on the gallery's North Terrace. This site-specific work transforms the North Terrace into a kind of rooftop utility... more

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