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 22nd Biennale of Sydney, NIRIN, showcases more than 700 artworks by 101 artists and collectives. Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, this year the Biennale will be brought to audiences through a series of digital activations and online experiences. The Biennale has partnered with Google to bring NIRIN to the Google Arts & Culture platform, and will also use Spotify, Instagram and YouTube, creating a virtual Biennale with live content, virtual walk-throughs, podcasts, interactive Q&As, curated tours and artist takeovers.
As Biennale CEO Barbara Moore writes, “Now, more than ever, it's important that we find ways to connect, to help each other, listen, collaborate and heal. We bring NIRIN to you through a series of digital activations and experiences that draw on the seven themes that inspire the exhibition."
Chartwell has supported the Biennale of Sydney since 2006 and we're proud to continue our support for the 2020 Biennale, as they adapt and innovate in order to deliver the Biennale to audiences across the world.