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.
"A new gallery that works to support children in hardship is a commendable charity" - Sam Edwards, Waikato Times 14 May 2019
Jing Liu addresses the large audience on behalf of the three exhibition artists
Jing introducing Dejin
Gu Qin stringed instrument, installation at the Chinese Exhibition, together with watercolour hand-painted fan
Chinese art work table installation
Yong Ming Liu, Morning Reading in the Autumn Mountains, watercolour on Rice Paper, (partial view)., in the exhibition, Chinese Art: Inheritance & Innovation.
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Chinese art exhibition, a great success
Over 150 people packed the Welcome Swallow Gallery on the opening night of the exhibition, Chinese Art, Inheritance & Innovation. Artists Yong Ming Liu, Dejin Lu and Jing Liu saw several of their paintings quickly adorned with red dots, with 30% of the exhibition selling within the opening hour.
MC for the evening, Trust Board Member Clive Gilson thanked the corporate sponsors of the event, Pack & Send, while also highlighting the growing footprint of the Trust and it’s commitment to raise funds for children leading incredibly tough lives. On behalf of the artists Jing Liu shared her own ‘art journey’ that brought her to this exhibition while also taking the audience through the methods of Chinese painting.
With beautiful Chinese music floating in the background, the crowd lingered for some time after the speeches and the plates and wine had been consumed. A fabulous night.
Waikato Times coverage 15th May 2021
A packed gallery
Collective admiration of the stunning scrolls
Press coverage of the Welcome Swallow Gallery Exhibition, Inheritance & Innovation.
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Terra Sigillata, Terracotta
Focus on Field Days
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
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The Waikato Watercolourists Exhibition 14 Feb - 31st March 2020