Collection News

Opening of Auckland Art Gallery

The Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki re-opens on Saturday 3 September 2011. Since construction began in 2008, the gallery has been operating solely from their Khartoum Place venue so the much anticipated re-opening means a fresh start for the gallery in many ways. There is the contemporary... more


Catching Trucks at Gertrude Contemporary

Catching Trucks Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne 10 June - 16 July 2011 www.gertrude.org.au Sean Bailey, Peter Kennedy, Richard Maloy (NZ), Elizabeth Newman, Lisa Oppenheim (USA) Curated by Amita Kirpalani "Bringing together work by five artists from Australia, New Zealand and the... more


Elizabeth Newman & Nicki Wynnychuk - room for plan B at Australian Experimental Art Foundation

Elizabeth Newman & Nicki Wynnychuk - room for plan B Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide 20 May - 18 June 2011 room for plan B is the first artistic collaboration between Elizabeth Newman and Nicki Wynnychuk. Taking their inspiration from similar historical cues and... more


Joseph Herscher - La macchina botanica

Joseph Herscher - La macchina botanica MICROCLIMA, Biennale Gardens, Venice June 3 La macchina botanica is the first work commissioned for MICROCLIMA, a new series of site-specific projects in the Greenhouse of Venice's Biennale Garden that use contemporary art as a means for... more


Christchurch Earthquake

The registration staff at Auckland Art Gallery have reported that all works from the Chartwell Collection on loan to Christchurch Art Gallery  are safe after the Christchurch earthquake. Pictured: Max Gimblett, Cerulean Blue - to Len Lye, 1981, acrylic polymer on canvas. Christchurch Art... more


Alex Monteith - Chartwell Red Expression Session

Alex Monteith - Chartwell Red Expression Session, 2011 Chartwell are proud to be supporting Alex Monteith's live performance intervention which takes place during The Association of Surfing Professional Women's Pro Tour, 26 April - 1 May, TSB Bank Women's Surf Festival Taranaki, 2011.... more


Chartwell Books

We can report that the next Chartwell Books in Schools donation has been successfully received by NZ art teachers at all high schools around NZ. A Micronaut in the Wide World: The Imaginative LIfe and Times of Graham Percy, AUP, 2011 has been so well received that feedback has come flooding in... more


Michael Stevenson at the MCA

Chartwell are proud to be supporting the first major survey exhibition of Michael Stevenson, which opened on Tuesday 5th at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Sydney. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, sculpture, installation and film works from Stevenson's diverse practice, covering a... more


SCAPE Christchurch Biennial Cancelled

Due to the extraordinary circumstances of the recent earthquake in Christchurch, SCAPE will not be going ahead as planned 4 March – 17 April. The SCAPE Team of staff and trustees, and their families, are safe and have been able to get to a secure place. www.scapebiennial.org.nz more


Biennale of Sydney 2012 Directors Announced

Catherine de Zegher and Gerald McMaster have been announced Joint Artistic Directors of the 18th Biennale of Sydney, which takes place 27th June to 16 September 2012.  "‘We are delighted that Catherine de Zegher and Gerald McMaster have accepted our invitation to become Joint... more


Héctor Zamora - White Noise - Auckland Arts Festival 2011

Photograph by Simon Glaister Public Sculpture, Bethells Beach Saturday, 26 February 2011, 11am - 5pm * Rain Date: Sunday, 27 February 2011, 11am - 5pm The public are invited to assist the artist in planting 500 white flags into the sand of Bethells Beach starting at 11am. The flags... more


New Artspace Director 2011 - Caterina Riva

"Artspace is pleased to announce the appointment of incoming director Caterina Riva. She joins us after three years as the co-director and curator of FormContent, an innovative not for profit space she co-founded in East London www.formcontent.org" www.artspace.org.nz more


Daniel Crooks at the Auckland Arts Festival - Crossings

New still photographs by Daniel Crooks can be seen in the Bledisloe Walkway Lightboxes from February 28th to April 28th, as part of the Auckland Arts Festival and Auckland City Council's Public Art Programme. "The mesmerising works of Melbourne-based New Zealander Daniel Crooks present an... more


Outpost - Sidney Nolan and Ian Fairweather

Two Chartwell works are featured on Outpost, the Auckland Art Gallery staff blog - Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly (c. 1954) and Ian Fairweather's Nebula (1963). Outpost - Sidney Nolan and Ian Fairweather more


ArtPad Digital Canvas

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Amy's Column 03 - Sculpture and Smoke

Sculpture and Smoke London and Rotterdam June 2010 The pairing of sculptural works by Nairy Baghramian and Phyllida Barlow in a recent exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery, London, went beyond pointing to the contrast between the practices of each... more


New gallery opening in Auckland

Hopkinson Cundy is a new dealer gallery opening at 1/1 Cross St, Auckland in November 2010.  Just behind Karangahape Road, the new gallery is run by Sarah Hopkinson, who has previously worked with Michael Lett and was a founding member of artist gallery Gambia Castle.... more


Walters Prize 2010 winner

Congratulations to Dan Arps, the winner of the 2010 Walters Prize, which was announced on 8 October by judge Vicente Todoli. Arps work, Explaining Things, is on exhibition until 31 October 2010 at Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand. more


Walters Prize Finalist has Survey Exhibition

Walters Prize 2010 Finalist, Alex Montieth, has a major survey exhibition at the Govett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand, from 25 September to 28 November 2010.Titled ALEX MONTEITH: ACCELERATED GEOGRAPHIES,the survey consumes the entire Gallery. Alex Monteith’s time-based works... more


Walters Prize 2010

Fiona Connor's work in the Walters Prize 2010, is a conceptual remake of her original work selected by the New Zealand jurors - Something Transparent (Please go round the back), 2009. It was installed at Michael Lett, Karangahape Road, Auckland, NZ. One of the 14 facades of the gallery,... more


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