Collection News

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

Chartwell support of Public Galleries

Chartwell regards the public gallery as an interface between the general public and the world of art production and the world of academic study. Galleries enable access across and between these different perspectives and highlight the value of the arts to a community for a strong sense of well... more

Simon Ingram's Studio Situation at The Dowse Art Museum

Simon Ingram’s work in the Chartwell Collection show at The Dowse Art Museum which was titled As Many Structures As You Can, unfolded as a painting performance during the opening of the exhibition. Once completed, the painting machine was placed ‘on hold’ for the remainder of the... more

Manhattan Phrase and Pastorale 2013

Auckland artist Shannon Novak created two new virtual artworks in New York as part of the Art in Odd Places Festival 2013. View Manhattan Phrase » View Pastorale » Interview with Shannon Novak » more

As Many Structures As I Can at The Dowse

As Many Structures As I Can Fiona Amundsen, Steve Carr, Selina Foote, Gavin Hipkins, Sara Hughes, Simon Ingram, Emily Kame Jngwarreye, Richard Killeen, Laresa Kosloff, Gabriella Mangano, Silvana Mangano, Richard Maloy, Michael Parekowhai, Justene Williams & Bill Culbert The Dowse Art... more

Simon Denny selected to represent NZ at Venice Biennale 2015

Simon Denny has been chosen as the artist to represent NZ at the 2015 Venice Biennale with Robert Leonard as curator. Congratulations! View Simon Denny's work in the Collection » more

Landmark New Zealand contemporary art exhibition at Auckland Art Gallery this summer

On 26 October Auckland Art Gallery opens its largest overview of contemporary New Zealand art in 25 years – Freedom Farmers: New Zealand Artists Growing Ideas. Freedom Farmers offers a dynamic sample of 20 New Zealand contemporary artists from emerging to established practitioners,... more

Collection artist awarded Frances Hodgkins Fellowship 2014

University of Otago names fellows for 2014 » View works in the Chartwell Collection by Patrick Lundberg » Thumbnail image: Patrick Lundberg, No Title, 2011. more

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