Being

Creative visual thinking is fundamental to us all as human beings as we strive to understand our sense of self and the world. Chartwell seeks to deepen understanding about the importance of art and creative thinking for our future and our wellbeing. 

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Being

Since 1974, Chartwell’s mission has been to understand, support, demonstrate and articulate the value and impact of creative visual experiences. We aim to enhance our understanding of the potential of the creative mind, and so encourage everyone to access and use both their sensing, imagining bodies and conscious, reasoning minds. Chartwell addresses this urgent need in a number of key ways.

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Seeing

Chartwell is an explorer of the visual world. We want to know more about how and what we see. When both the eye and the mind are active, the creative process opens to the artist and viewer. The Chartwell Collection provides the viewer many examples of creative visual thought in action. 

- Exhibitions

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Shout Whisper Wail!

Shout Whisper Wail!

May 20 2017 — October 15 2017

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Shout Whisper Wail! featured works in the Chartwell Collection as well as works commissioned by Chartwell especially for the exhibition.

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A world undone

A world undone

November 08 2014 — April 06 2015

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Gestures, chance, materials, space, senses, vision, thought, making - all words used to describe something essentially non-verbal – a conundrum for sure that challenges our ability to interpret visual abstract information but one that Chartwell investigates through its collection of...

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Pablo Picasso

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.

Pablo Picasso

Making

Chartwell supports artists as they make and think. Making is an active and connected process, involving the interaction of intention, intuition and intellect with the mediums of the world. Chartwell is making too - making a difference through philanthropy and enabling access to creative activities and research.

- Projects

Squiggla

Squiggla is a creative based learning tool, developed by Chartwell to promote creativity through the exploration of mark-making.

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Thinking

Chartwell encourages everyone to think about art and the creative process with a commitment to drive an understanding about the significance of the visual arts to general creative thinking. We share a curiosity to know and learn more: an imaginative, ongoing investigation. 

- Advocacy

The Creative Thinking Project

At the heart of the project is the aim to start a global conversation about creativity. Chartwell fervently believes that everyone is born creative; but along the way, as we grow up, far too many of us come to think of creativity as a special talent that only applies to a few.

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