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.
Squiggla Making Space Opens at Auckland Art Gallery
21 April 2022
Courtesy of Paul Chapman, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Squiggla– A Gymnasium for Creative Visual Thinking
We are all naturally creative! In the world of Squiggla, you will experience mark making in action. You are invited to exercise and embrace your creative thinking with whānau (family) and friends. Experiment with marks, dots and lines to play, make, imagine and invent – explore your curiosity and unleash new ideas!
By discovering the possibilities of mark making and leaving behind the pressures to make art or to represent something you see in the world, you uncover fresh ways of looking, feeling, sensing, thinking and observing. Take this new awareness with you as you view artworks around Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.
Over the next eight weeks, the Squiggla Making Space will have changing activities that encourage us all to Play + Make + Imagine + Invent
Dates: Friday 15th of April 2022 — Sunday 12th of June 2022
Location: Creative Learning Centre, Mezzanine Level, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki