Cultured Conversations is a digital series produced by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Exploring issues and ideas from the cultural sector in Aotearoa New Zealand, this series is hosted by Gallery Director, Kirsten Lacy, and invites exceptional leaders from arts, philanthropy, economics and politics to discuss topical issues facing the sector today.
Filmed in January 2021, in this episode of Cultured Conversations, Kirsten speaks with Sue Gardiner (MNZM), a passionate advocate of the arts and a Trustee of the Chartwell Trust, a New Zealand charitable philanthropic trust, which supports the visual arts and knowledge about the creative process. Sue is also co-Director of the Chartwell Collection, a major public collection of New Zealand and Australian contemporary art held on long-term loan at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Sue is a well-known advocate for arts access and education, engagement, philanthropy, fundraising, arts governance, and promoting art through national and international art tours.