Drawn from the Chartwell Collection, Made Active is full of potential: the potential for everyday objects to be art, for artists to activate our surroundings and for you – the viewer – to be the catalyst that creates meaning or response.
Alicia Frankovich, Orpheus, 2010 (centre front). Installation view in Made Active, 2012.
Left to right: Allen Maddox, Clowning Wanker, 1978, Untitled Painting, 1980, Untitled, 1982, and A Shot for Matakaoa, 1987. Installation view in Made Active, 2012.
Campbell Patterson, Lifting my mother for as long as I can, 2006 - 2015. Installation view in Made Active, 2012.
Daniel Malone, Black Market Next to My Name, 2007. Installation view for Made Active, 2012.
Jim Allen, Hanging by a Thread II, 2009. Installation view in Made Active, 2012.
Richard Maloy, As Many Structures As I Can, 2008. Installation View in Made Active, 2012.
Right to left: Simon Denny, Performance Video, 2008, Paul Kos, Equilibre IV, 1992, Campbell Patterson, Lifting my mother for as long as I can, 2004 - 2015, and Paul Cullen, r/p/m (3), 2010.
Stephen Birch, Medium Level Violence, 2002, Chartwell Collection. Installation view in Made Active, 2012.
Rob Gardiner talks to Sue Gardiner about Made Active: The Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, April 2012.
Artist Daniel Malone discusses his work Black Market Next to My Name (2007), on show at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki as part of Made Active: The Chartwell Show.
T J McNamara, 'Going to Extremes', NZ Herald, 5 May 2012
John Hurrell, 'Objects and Latent Performancivity', Eyecontact, 1 June 2012
'Chartwell Show at Auckland Art Gallery', Poussin's Humour, 23 April 2012
Read Sue Gardiner's notes on Made Active here.