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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


Starkwhite at The Armory Show 2012

The Armory Show 2012 New York City 8 − 11 March 2012 www.thearmoryshow.com Starkwhite presented two NZ artists at The Armory Show 2012 in New York City. New York-based Martin Basher exhibited new paintings and sculptures, pictured above. "The booth will feature panels of two-way... more


Kermadec at Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum

Image: John Reynolds on Helipad, photo by Jason O'Hara. Kermadec Edmiston Gallery of Maritime Art Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum, Auckland
 15 February - 1 July 2012 www.maritimemuseum.co.nz Kermadec presents a collection of artworks from South Pacific artists inspired by their voyage... more


Contemporary Australia: Women at GOMA

Contemporary Australia: Women Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland 21 April - 22 July 2012 www.qag.qld.gov.au Queensland Government Arts Minister Rachel Nolan has announced the 33 artists and collectives to be featured in Contemporary Australia: Women, an exhibition opening at the Gallery of... more


2011 Jane Scally Artist Award

Congratulations to Laresa Kosloff who has been announced the 2011 recipient of the Jane Scally Art Award. "The Jane Scally Award will enable me to realise a project in Russia and Scotland that directly engages with the contexts and ideas that have shaped my practice over the years. This is a... more


2011 Chartwell Trust Student Art Writing Prize

The Chartwell Trust Student Art Writing Prize of $500 is awarded annually for a review or essay addressing an exhibition at the Adam Art Gallery or a work from the Victoria University of Wellington Art Collection. The prize is open to all Victoria University students studying Art History,... more


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