Join co-director of The Chartwell Trust Sue Gardiner as each week she explores the background to the exhibition Shout Whisper Wail!: The 2017 Chartwell Show.
Increasingly, contemporary art exhibitions are engaging audiences at public art galleries through their diversity, interactivity and relevance within the wider contemporary culture. As a significant contemporary collection, held at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, the Chartwell Collection is the focus of a major exhibition every three years, in which collection works are on view amongst new commissions and public programming.
This course, in association with Shout Whisper Wail!, explores the background to the Chartwell Trust, the history of Chartwell Collection exhibitions at Auckland Art Gallery and discusses, along with exhibition curator Natasha Conland, the works in the current exhibition.
Session One: Introduction to the Chartwell Collection and Trust – history, background, philosophy, highlights, previous Auckland Art Gallery Chartwell collection exhibitions.
Session Two: We will discuss questions such as: Why are art collections important? What role do public art collections play? How do you collect contemporary art such as performance art, participatory art, etc? Why commission art?
Session Three: This week we will focus on Shout Whisper Wail! The 2017 Chartwell Show the artists and their works in the show. This final session is held in the exhibition at Auckland Art Gallery in conversation with exhibition curator Natasha Conland.
Saturdays 16, 23 and 30 Sep
- University of Auckland
- $85 Members, $115 non-Members