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Nick Austin at Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Dunedin Public Art Gallery's exhibition, Ridiculous Sublime, features a work by Nick Austin from the Chartwell Collection. Nick Austin Negative Production 2014-2015 acrylic on canvas Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, purchased 2015.   Ridiculous Sublime also... more

Susan Te Kahurangi King in New York

The legendary You Tube art sensation, James Kalm, visited the current exhibition in New York by Susan Te Kahurangi King at Andrew Edlin Gallery, on The Bowery, co-curated by Wellington's Robert Heald, and has posted his video here: See works by Susan Te... more

Sally Gabori retrospective exhibition: Dulka Warngiid – Land of All

Dulka Warngiid – Land of All  Queensland Art Gallery 21 May – 28 August 2016 Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori: Dulka Warngiid – Land of All is a retrospective exhibition of the late Bentinck Island artist and senior Kaiadilt woman, Sally... more

Light switch and conduit: the Jim Barr and Mary Barr Collection at Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Fiona Connor, Oscar Enberg, Peter Robinson, Kate Newby and Luke Willis Thompson are some of the artists with work in the group exhibition Light switch and conduit: the Jim Barr and Mary Barr Collection at Dunedin Public Art Gallery from 9 April - 14 August 2016. The exhibition includes a... more

Men are from Maama, Women are from Pulotu at Mangere Arts Centre

Image: Ane Tonga, Untitled, 2015 The Chartwell Trust and Creative New Zealand are supporters of the exhibition Men are from Maama, Women are from Pulotu at Mangere Arts Centre Ngā Tohu o Uenuku, Auckland until 14 May 2016. Artist Ane Tonga says the exhibition examines nifo koula (gold teeth)... more

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

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