Sue Gardiner has been an art writer since 1999, writing NZ Art Notes for Art Monthly Australia from 1999 – 2012, features for Art News New Zealand for 19 years and Art Collector since 2009. Sue is a Trustee of the Chartwell Trust, a New Zealand charitable philanthropic Trust started by her father in 1974, which supports the visual arts and knowledge about the creative process. She is co-Director of the Chartwell Collection, a major public collection of New Zealand and Australian contemporary art held on long-term loan at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. As an art patron and advocate for the arts, Sue was co-director of the ‘Save Our Gallery’ campaign, which aimed to restore and protect the public funding of the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki in 2017/18. Her focus within the visual arts extends to access and education, engagement, philanthropy, fundraising, arts governance and promoting art through national and international art tours. She was a Board member of Artspace Aotearoa for 12 years and is currently a board member of the University of Auckland’s Creative Thinking Research Project, and the Auckland Art Gallery Foundation. She is a selector for the McCahon House Residency in Auckland. Sue was recently made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to the arts.