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.
Learn to Dream (2011), Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2012
Chartwell acknowledges the life and work of artist John Baldessari, who has passed away aged 88.
Learn to Dream (2011) is in the Chartwell Collection and was included in theA World Undone - Works from the Chartwell Collectionexhibition at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki in 2014. We were immediately drawn to this work because of the importance of allowing learning and dreaming to combine.