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.
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki’s largest-ever exhibition opens to the public today!
Featuring over 300 artworks by 111 Māori artists, Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art is a must-see!
We can’t wait to see your photos of the Chartwell Collection works by Shane Cotton, Darryn George, Chris Heaphy, Lonnie Hutchinson, Robert Jahnke, Janet Lilo, Gina Matchitt, Buck Nin, and Peter Robinson included in the show. To see what is on display, click here.
Opening Day Details: Saturday 5 December, 11am – 9pm Free entry Day includes family art activities, taonga pūoro music, flax flower-making, tours, spoken word poetry and performances by Troy Kingi, Atamira Dance Company and Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Hoani Waititi kapa haka.