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Plans for tour of Joe Sheehan Survey

Thumbnail image: (Detail) Words Fail, 2011 Plans are underway for a tour of the hugely popular survey exhibition, Other Stories Stone Works: 2002 - 2012, by Joe Sheehan, an initiative of Pataka Art + Museum, Porirua, New Zealand. Some fifty works from both private and public collections have been... more


Made Active publication wins Bronze in Best Awards

Congratulations to Inhouse, who were recently awarded a Bronze at the Best Awards for the publication they designed for the Made Active exhibition. Design Director - Arch MacDonnell Design Team - Toby Curnow, Sarah Gladwell Contributors - Jennifer French View more details and images... more


Contact. Artists from Aotearoa/New Zealand at Frankfurter Kunstverein

John Ward Knox, who has work in the Chartwell Collection (view here), is currently exhibiting in Frankfurt as part of the NZ exhibitions in association with the 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair. His work, No title, 2012, neon, is installed at the Frankfurter Kunstverein as part of the group exhibition... more


International silkscreen prints feature 38 years apart in the Chartwell Collection

Coming up to the end of its 38th year of collecting contemporary New Zealand and Australian art – with some other international additions, it has been timely to look at the latest of acquisitions in 2012 and the very first ones in 1974. The first work to enter the collection that year was... more


Reflect - The Festival of Lights in Auckland

A video by Public Works Media showcasing the artworks as part of Reflect, a lighting journey of discovery across Auckland's central city waterfront held 20-22 and 26-29 July 2012, featuring works from the Chartwell Collection by Clinton Watkins and Héctor Zamora. more


Watermarking - David Bennewith, William Hsu & Marnie Slater at the Liverpool Biennial 2012

Watermarking David Bennewith, William Hsu and Marnie Slater Curated by Melanie Oliver and Laura Preston Liverpool Biennial 2012 15 September - 25 November 2012 www.wellingtoncitystates.info The Liverpool Biennial, the United Kingdom’s largest international contemporary art festival, is... more


Free bus service to Home AKL at Auckland Art Gallery

A free bus service from Mangere to Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki will operate every Saturday in August. The bus service is provided to visitors of the Gallery thanks to the generosity of long-time Gallery supporters, the Chartwell Trust.  ‘The Chartwell Trust has created an... more


Made Active: The Chartwell Show

Chartwell wants to thank curator Natasha Conland and all of the artists of Made Active, which closed last weekend. more


Amy's Column 06 - MADE in LA review

Image: Made in L.A. 2012. Works by Cody Trepte. Installation view at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. June 2-September 2, 2012. Photography by Brian Forrest. Made in LA 2012, the inaugural Los Angeles Biennial which features work by sixty artists is currently on show in three institutions across... more


Francis Upritchard: A Long Wait at Contemporary Arts Center

Francis Upritchard: A Long Wait Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, USA May - September 2012 www.contemporaryartscenter.org Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati, USA) is currently showing A Long Wait, London-based NZ artist Francis Upritchard's first museum exhibition in the United States.... more


Notes 04: Made Active: The Chartwell Show

Movement is everywhere in Made Active whether it be implied, anticipated or actual. Like The Spider, by Alexander Calder in the Degas to Dali exhibition, movement can often be enhanced by a sense of shadow playing on the gallery wall- Ian Burns' use of wires and lights create an active shadow play... more


Australia Council Creative Australia Fellowship - Lauren Brincat

Congratulations to Lauren Brincat, who has been awarded one of the Australia Council’s inaugural Creative Australia Fellowships. The Fellowships are a new initiative to support the professional development of established and early career artists. Lauren’s Creative Fellowship will... more


Melbourne Art Foundation 2012 Artist Commission - Ian Burns

Melbourne Art Foundation has announced that New York-based Australian artist Ian Burns will be the Commission Artist for the upcoming Melbourne Art Fair, which takes place 1-5 August. Burns’ work will be a large-scale sculptural work titled Clouds: "Against the cultural backdrop of the... more


NOTES 03: Made Active: The Chartwell Show

If I could be forgiven for crashing my way through art history, I did think it was a useful idea to pair ideas together from both the Auckland Art Gallery's Degas to Dali exhibition (D to D) and Made Active: The Chartwell Show. It would be a fairly random and, yes, lightweight, pairing/match up... more


Walters Prize 2012 nominees announced

Chartwell would like to congratulate the recently announced Walters Prize 2012 nominees: Simon Denny, Alicia Frankovich, Kate Newby, and Sriwhana Spong. Their works will be exhibited in the Chartwell Gallery at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki from August to October; particularly exciting this year... more


New publication - Daniel Malone: Black Market Next To My Name

To coincide with the upcoming exhibition of Daniel Malone’s major installation Black Market Next To My Name in Made Active: The Chartwell Show at Auckland Art Gallery, Clouds and Hopkinson Cundy are publishing a new book documenting the work. Titled Black Market Next To My Name, the... more


Made Active: The Chartwell Show

Made Active: The Chartwell Show Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki 14 April - 15 July 2012 www.aucklandartgallery.com Opening on 14 April, 2012 is Made Active: The Chartwell Show, Level 2, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Auckland, New Zealand. Artists in the show, curated by... more


NOTES 01: Made Active:The Chartwell Show

A few notes regarding Made Active:The Chartwell Show... 01: Painting as Performance Fiona Connor said to me recently that she has lately been thinking about painting as a documentation of performance. This is a good way to think about the physical nature of painting a painting. I read recently... more


NOTES 02: Made Active: The Chartwell Show

A few notes regarding Made Active: The Chartwell Show... 02: Abstract Expressionism revisited In the context of this exhibition, where objects such as Paul Kos’ Equilibre 1V, 1992, are installed with expressionist paintings by Allen Maddox within a broader discussion of action and... more


Amy's Column 05 - Andrea Zittel at Regen Projects, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles

The promise of land was a crucial part of the American dream. People migrated from the Eastern states in search of wider horizons and, by and large, they found them. The land of the West of the US has long been a site for the reinvention of cultural norms. As Marilynne Robinson, the Western... more


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