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.
Chartwell is proud to support The Creative Schools Index, a project recently launched by Professor Peter O'Connor as part of the Creative Thinking Project at the University of Auckland. The Creative Schools Index seeks to make schools places where teachers and students can regularly experience the joy of the creative process by:
Providing schools with robust reliable data that measures their overall creative environment.
Providing schools with nuanced and detailed data to suggest ways in which classroom pedagogy might shift across eleven dimensions of creativity.
Providing governments with an overall picture of the creative environment of schools.
Providing advice to governments to understand and measure change caused by different initiatives on the creative environment.