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.
The evidence is in! In collaboration with our friends at the Arts Foundation we’ve distilled the global research that proves the value of art and creativity into this short video. Arm yourselves with the facts, and spread the word!
Arts rich schools have better results in numeracy and literacy
82% of parents say being creative makes them feel ‘good’ or ‘excellent’
People in Aotearoa are feeling more positive about the arts than ever before