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.
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.
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.
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.
Becky Richards, Sand-pit, 2020, ceramic objects, sand, unfired clay, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and Auckland Art Fair.
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.
The Chartwell Project is pleased to support the Auckland Art Fair Projects for another year in the commissioning of a new work by Becky Richards.
Becky Richards is interested in the transformational processes of ceramics, framing her practice within therapeutic experiences. As part of this project, Richards will create a series of ‘worry stones’ to be exchanged and given away to audiences — round egg-shaped ceramics with different glazes that are activated with various corresponding exercises.
Becky Richards will be activating her work on Wednesday 24 February at 1pm and Sunday 28 February at 11am and 2pm, respectively.
Chartwell will also be present at the Auckland Art Fair in the Squiggla Makers booth upstairs. Pop by and say hello!