Winter Bright exhibition launch night
This exhibition anchors its curatorial theme, strongly flavoured towards seasonal reflections that captured the ways in which a dull and colourless winter can be refracted though a brighter lens. Adorned with vibrant colours to liven any dull winter scene, the Welcome Swallow Gallery officially opened its Winter Bright exhibition.
Winter Bright engages with the beauty and drama of the Winter season, both in nature and how people through their own agency introduce ways to both accent and mitigate subdued palettes with colourful splashes. This curatorial theme encourages the metaphor of seasons of life.
The evening was MC'd by Clive Gilson, while Kirsten McIntosh addressed the audience on behalf of all the 12 artists exhibiting in the exhibition.
Seen below, the Volunteers' Choice Award, sponsored by Books for Kids was taken out Kirsten McIntosh's sublime composition Washed with Sunlight.
First full day of the exhibition, seven compositions sold from the gallery in a frenetic 20 minutes.
Washed with Sunlight
WINNER OF THE VOLUNTEERS' CHOICE AWARD, SPONSORED BY BOOKS FOR KIDS
Gallery Artists, Rebecca Dowman-Ngapo and Kirsten McIntosh
Rita Angus at the Welcome Swallow Gallery
The framed poster of the 2008 Te Papa Rita Angus exhibition, Life & Vision, sits alongside her exquisite watercolour composition, Wainui mid-summer Banks Peninsula (1943) This painting was part of the exhibition seen here courtesy of a private collection (N.F.S. ). Also on display is a rare 1984 first day cover of Rita Angus stamps.
Terra Sigillata, Terracotta
Kirsten McIntosh addresses the Winter Bright opening night on behalf of the 12 artists represented in the show
Bergon and Ball Pots for Phoebe and Basil, channeling the Francis Hodgkins Berries and Laurel installation
Ray Ching in the Welcome Swallow Gallery
The Orchard 1919
June Evening in Buckinghamshire 1945
Welcome Swallow Gallery Exhibition Catalogues and information plates
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Gallery Reviews - what is recorded
Waikato Times Reviews Threads of Life Exhibition 13 August 2019
Sam Edwards provides a thoughtful review of the threads of life Exhibition by calling out one of the pieces that was sold early on. "Zipper or Door" by artist Rainy Du is chosen as emblematic of the exhibition's intent.
Press coverage of the celebration exhibition, Waikato Times 14 May 2019
~ Waikato Times Coverage 12th February ~
The Waikato Watercolourists Exhibition 14 Feb - 31st March 2020