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Huge Huge turnout for exhibition launch night

Standing shoulder to shoulder, over 200 people attended a very special launch night for the exhibition, Raglan Art with Risk. The Raglan Art community together with People of Fire, put on a spectacular display of acrylics, water colours, ceramics, clay and stoneware. Many works of art were sold on the night as the red dots regularly found their way onto the walls and plinth settings.  Mark Kilgour from the Trust Board MC'd the evening. Andrew Unternahrer, Dealer Principal at Ebbet Audi addr...

September 27, 2019

Feature of the month for October 2019

This is one of only two known art deco handkerchiefs that were given to attendees at the world premiere of Gone with the Wind, 15th December 1939 at the Loew’s Grand Theatre in Atlanta. Reputedly over 300,000 people lined the streets as limousines brought the stars to the theatre. This followed three days of festivities with the actual release date of 15 December declared a Georgian State holiday. Winning ten Academy Awards and adjusted for inflation, Gone with the Wind is the biggest grossing...

September 26, 2019

New Exhibition! Raglan Art with Risk

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September 9, 2019

SOLD!

We are delighted to share that this week the Gallery saw the sale of one of its most iconic pieces, Homage to Jasper Johns by Marilyn Rea-Menzies. Since the launch of the Exhibition threads of life, in early August, we have had over a thousand visitors many of who were drawn to this very powerful work of art. It is extremely gratifying that the Gallery can bring together artists and art lovers whose purchases help to alleviate the hardships that children face. ...

August 27, 2019

A teaser...

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August 24, 2019

Fabulous night @ the Welcome Swallow Gallery!

"...thoughtful, provocative, technically fascinating, aesthetically beautiful and thoroughly enjoyable". Sam Edwards, Arts Critic for the Waiktato Times 13 August 2019 The launch of the new exhibition, threads of life, attended by over 150 people, was MC'd by Mark Kilgour, a member of the Achieving Change for Children Trust Board. He introduced the Hamilton Mayor, Andrew King who spoke about the important of volunteers in the community. Dr. Dorothy Gilson, Trust Chair and Chief Executive th...

August 9, 2019

Launch date at Welcome Swallow Gallery! New exhibition!

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August 9, 2019

Feature of the Month: August - 2019

On the going down of the sun$500...

August 6, 2019

The Threads of Life catalogue is online, below

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July 29, 2019

Threads of life exhibition opens 9 August, sponsored by Ebbetts Audi

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July 12, 2019

The Humble Handkerchief…

Amid the clamour for a more sustainable lifestyle, the choices that we make on a daily basis cannot escape the reusable, recyclable mantra. The good old fashioned handkerchief appears to be making a comeback! (See Waikato Times, Well and Good, 4th June 2019, p.25).   ...

July 6, 2019

Feature of the Month: July - 2019

On loan from a private collection; the artist, Catherine Abel was commissioned to produce a Tamara de Lempicka-inspired acrylic that represents a classic art deco style from travel in the 1930s. Resplendent of sophisticated elegance in sumptuous attire, the central figure exudes a relaxed confidence with an ambiguous posture that might be beckoning or dismissive of an unseen subject. The curved window frames a vertical city of skyscrapers that could be her point of departure or place of arrival....

June 29, 2019

SOLD!

As art works from the celebration exhibition continue to sell, one of our important paintings, Marilyn by Jos Coufreur has recently been sold to a local collector. Marilyn was very much part of the Welcome Swallow Gallery and Gifts estate and was originally not for sale. It was included as part of the celebration exhibition in the hope that the painting might be enjoyed in a new location. We are extremely happy that Marilyn now has a new home and that the proceedings from the sale will furt...

June 22, 2019

Just arrived!

Native wood boxes made by KTY crafts of Te Awamutu.  The woods are kauri, pohutakawa, walnut and puriri.  Some are plain and some cabochen with various gem stones.  We have small and large lidded boxes.  $26 and $40 respectively....

June 22, 2019

Gifts for Men

Gifts for men including New Zealand skin care products, sponge and pouch bags for toiletries and computer accessories, silver fern mugs, playing cards, Robyn Ninnes tiles, journals and note books, luggage tags, Melissa Sharplin prints, New Yorker puzzles, Buller Bird key chains and beanies, Italian handkerchiefs, and farm themed tea towels and Ulster Weaver aprons....

June 9, 2019

For updated celebration online catalogue, indicating art works SOLD, click below

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June 2, 2019

celebration - redux new preview pieces

As we prepare for the celebration - redux opening on 14 June, profiled below are two outstanding art pieces, just received that will be shown in the exhibition....

May 25, 2019

Call for new Board Members

The Achieving Change for Children Charitable Trust (ACCCT) that manages the Welcome Swallow Gallery and Gifts is looking for new Board Members with expertise in the following areas: Marketing Public Relations and CommsBuilding and managing volunteer networksArts administration including exhibitions and liaising with local and potentially international artistsFundraising The ACCCT is a charitable trust managed entirely by volunteers who are passionate about working for children who face significa...

May 16, 2019

Press coverage of the celebration exhibition, Waikato Times 14 May 2019

We are delighted and encouraged that the opening celebration exhibition of the new Welcome Swallow Gallery on 1st May 2019 has attracted significant press coverage that includes an 'across the page' banner headline (see above). ...

May 14, 2019

celebration redux

The celebration exhibition launch on 1st May 2019 was a great success! Many of the items in the Catalogue were sold on the night with several more pieces being snapped up in the days after the launch. Since the exhibition features 14 artists and lasts until the end of July, the Trust has decided to do a celebration redux on Friday June 14th. Accordingly, we will be featuring new works by the original artists that replace the pieces that have been sold. Additional pages to the catalogue will shor...

May 10, 2019

Volunteers' Choice Award update

The Volunteers' Choice Award, sponsored by local travel agents Calder & Lawson was handed out at the celebration exhibition launch on 1st May 2019. Seventeen volunteers voted, citing 45 pieces from the exhibition as worthy of the Award. The outright winner was Marilyn Rea-Menzies and her wonderful piece in conte and charcoal, Kauri with Ribbonwood Flowers. Marilyn was presented with a $500 travel voucher from Kirstin Tye from Calder & Lawson. ...

May 10, 2019

New product arrivals!

NZ Coromandel Mountains Co Ltd  Lavender soap 70gms $4.50 Tea Tree Oil Soap HEALTHY SKIN 80gms $4.50...

May 3, 2019

Just in...!

BLUE GOOSE: New Zealand made printed muslin 108cm wraps and wash cloth with Russian doll motif // Blue vehicle motif  Retailing at $33...

May 2, 2019

celebration Exhibition draws the crowds

Over 200 people attended the celebration Exhibition launch at the Welcome Swallow Gallery that began at 1pm and concluded at 7.30pm. The evening segment was MC'd by businessman Neil Richardson with speeches from Trust Chair, Dorothy Gilson, Dealer Principal at Audi, Andrew Unternahrer and Kirstin Tye from Calder and Lawson who presented the Volunteers' Choice Award that was won by Marilyn Rea-Menzies for her work, Kauri with Ribbonwood Flowers. Marilyn received a $500 travel voucher from the Awa...

May 1, 2019

Welcome Swallow Gallery to celebrate Francis Hodgkins 150th birthday

The Welcome Swallow Gallery will be celebrating the 150th year since the birth of New Zealand artist, Francis Hodgkins by featuring one of her important water colour paintings from the 1930s. The piece is entitled The Croft: House in the Countryside that is known to be the Geoffrey Gorer Cottage in Bradford-on-Tone in Somerset, UK where Hodgkins used to stay during this period. This important Hodgkins painting is made available to the Gallery from a private collection. ...

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