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.
It is with sadness we have heard of Billy Apple’s passing - our loss and Aotearoa New Zealand’s loss of a greatly valued artist friend.
We remember with affection his distinctive exhibition at the Centre For Contemporary Art in Hamilton ‘Billy Apple Selected Works 1967-1990,’ 8 May – 1 June 1990.
The next year an event was held on 3 May 1991 at Sue Crockford Gallery in which Billy Apple’s Bartered, 1988-1991, was signed by Sue Crockford, Billy Apple and Rob Gardiner of the Chartwell Collection.