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.
We have some exciting news! The Chartwell Trust's 'Picture No Galleries' publication is a finalist in The Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Awards. In not just one but TWO categories (Business Communication & Design Craft)!
Thanks to McCarthy for the excellent design (and congratulations on your nominations), Jenny Harper for authoring the text, Brown Bread Ltd for their project acumen, Sue and Rob Gardiner of the Chartwell Trust, and David Simpson and Megan Shaw for their editorial eyes.
The first print edition of 'Picture No Galleries' was sent to local government leaders, Mayors, Council CEO’s and Public Gallery Directors with the assistance of Creative New Zealand and Museums Aotearoa as well as individual advocates and managers at various public art galleries.
We also distributed hundreds of copies during the 2021 Aotearoa Art Fair on the VIP Day and throughout the fair thanks to Ngātahi - the Public Gallery Collective organisation.
A reprint edition of 500 is about to be sent to all secondary schools in Aotearoa New Zealand and tertiary and public libraries around the country with the assistance of John and Jo Gow, Connells Bay Sculpture Trust; and The Ake Ake Trust.
If anyone who is advocating for Public Art Galleries around New Zealand is keen to receive a copy, feel free to contact us.