Collection News

Chartwell and the Creative Thinking Project

As Founding Benefactors of the University of Auckland’s Creative Thinking Project, we are excited to spread this exciting news following the international launch of the Project in New York on 10 October 2014: Iconic poet and musician Bob Dylan has been named Founding Patron of the University... more

Alicia Frankovich at ACCA & Auckland Art Gallery

Alicia Frankovich has a work, Pugliese Suspension / post-performance object, from the Chartwell Collection, in The Social Life of Things, at Auckland Art Gallery, and Chartwell is also pleased to support her new work at ACCA, Melbourne Defending Plural Experiences ACCA - Australian Centre... more

Louise Menzies at Contemporary Art Galleries, University of Connecticut

Chartwell is pleased to have supported this upcoming project by Louise Menzies at Contemporary Art Galleries at the University of Connecticut. Time to think like a mountain Contemporary Art Galleries University of Connecticut October 8 - November 21 2014 "By utilizing objects, images and... more

Ralph Hotere's Godwit/Kuaka at City Gallery Wellington

Ralph Hotere's large-scale mural Godwit/Kuaka is currently on display at City Gallery Wellington until November 23. For further information visit City Gallery Wellington's website and Auckland Art Gallery's blog post on the exhibition. more

John Ward Knox - 2015 Frances Hodgkins Fellowship

Congratulations to Auckland-based artist John Ward Knox, who has been named the Frances Hodgkins Fellow for 2015. View John Ward Knox's works in the Chartwell Collection » more

Christchurch Art Gallery appoints new senior curator

Chartwell congratulates Lara Strongman on her appointment to the Christchurch Art Gallery. Lara has had a long connection with the Chartwell Collection as she was a curator working with the collection when it was housed at the Waikato Museum, Hamilton. - Wednesday, 2 July 2014... more

Angelica Mesiti at Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal

Chartwell is pleased that Prepared Piano for Movers (Haussmann), by Angelica Mesiti, is to be seen by new audiences in North America. Chartwell has an edition of this work in the collection, held at Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand. Angelica Mesiti’s first solo show in North America is at... more

Reflections on a work

Jonathan Jones work untitled (sum of the parts) has been installed in the Auckland Art Gallery atrium, as the second major work in the huge space following the gallery’s opening in September 2011. Photographer John McIver has taken images of the work showing the way it expands, through... more

Gordon Bennett (1955–2014)

The Chartwell Trust is saddened to learn that Australian artist Gordon Bennett passed away recently. Gordon Bennett’s painting, Am I Angry Boy Eh!, in the Chartwell Collection, was purchased in Australia in 1998. It references Colin McCahon’s painting, Am I Scared, 1976,... more

Chartwell Trust Artists Alliance Internship

With Artists Alliance Chartwell is currently seeking applications for an Archiving and Administration Assistant role. Find more details here » more

Kauri Project Poster Series a success

Chartwell is pleased to have been involved in the Kauri Project Poster Series, curated by Ariane Craig Smith and Chris McBride, and exhibited at Lopdell House offsite gallery, New Lynn, Auckland.  Review of the exhibition in Metro Magazine by Cassandra Barnett » more

Aboriginal works in the Chartwell Collection

Currently on show in the atrium of the Auckland Art Gallery, in conjunction with the exhibition My Country: Contemporary Art from Black Australia, is a spectacular light work by contemporary Aboriginal artist Jonathan Jones. Untitled (sum of its parts), 2010, is from the Chartwell Collection, held... more

New publication - Shannon Novak: "Manhattan Phrase: 40.74279,-74.008981 to 40.728411,-73.975679"

Chartwell is proud to have supported a new artist publication, "Manhattan Phrase: 40.74279,-74.008981 to 40.728411,-73.975679", by Shannon Novak. During October 2013 in New York, Novak exhibited “Manhattan Phrase: 40.74279,-74.008981 to 40.728411,-73.975679”, a site-specific... more

Chartwell and the University of Auckland’s Creative Thinking Board announce upcoming events and activities

Invitation to hear inaugural Creative Thinking Fellow  "The capacity to be creative - to produce new concepts, ideas, inventions, objects, or art - is perhaps the most important attribute of the human brain."  Creative thinkers in Auckland, Waikato and Wellington will have the chance to... more

Chartwell Stairwell 2014/15 commission awarded

Artspace is pleased to announce that the 2014/15 Chartwell Stairwell Commission has been awarded to individual projects by Julian Priest and Daphne Simons. The commissioning panel composed of Sue Gardiner and Rob Gardiner from The Chartwell Trust, artist Alex Monteith, and Artspace’s... more

Steve Carr at Christchurch Art Gallery

Steve Carr’s popular work, Screen Shots, 2011, is on display at the Christchurch Art Gallery for their latest family-focused exhibition featuring artists who explore the pleasures and possibilities of experimentation. An edition of this work is held in the Chartwell Collection, purchased in... more

Martin Creed at the Hayward Gallery London

What's the point of it? Martin Creed asks in this major retrospective exhibition at the Hayward, which includes a work on loan from the Chartwell Collection, Auckland, New Zealand. On until 27 April 2014, the exhibition includes Work no. 607, from 2006, a pen on paper work. more

Artspace Chartwell Stairwell Call For Proposals

Chartwell is happy to announce that Artspace’s Chartwell Stairwell commission will continue in 2014. Artspace has launched a call for proposals for the 2014 commission, with applications due February 10, 2014. Find out more about the Chartwell Stairwell programme or submitting a proposal... more


The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, currently has a summer exhibition titled Melbourne Now until the 23 March 2014. In the accompanying catalogue, curator Isobel Crombie writes about playtime in the gallery spaces. It is an impressive and relevant article to the Chartwell... more

Herb and Dorothy 50 x 50

In January, I had the pleasure of attending the South East Asian premier of Herb and Dorothy 50 x 50, the second film about this extraordinary couple, Herb and Dorothy Vogel of New York. Renowned collectors from the 1960s until 2012, in the early days the couple used Herb's salary as a postal worker... more

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