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A Super Stunning Welcome Swallow Gallery Exhibition Opening Night!

Staying just within the alert level guidelines for social gatherings, up to 100 people attended the opening night of the Welcome Swallow Gallery Exhibition. Artists Sandra Barlow, Helen Cairney, Yasmin Franzmayr-Davis, Kirsten McIntosh and Gavin Smith put on a fabulous display of artistry that has already attracted overseas buyers. The highlight of the evening was the Volunteers' Choice Award that was taken out by Gavin Smith's watercolour composition, Grounded (see below). Gavin ...

September 18, 2020

Exhibition launch night, Friday 18th September 5.30pm

Online Catalogue...

September 18, 2020

Gray's corner

As part of the new Permanent Collection, Ann Gray has exquisite originals and prints on offer. Come and see!...

September 16, 2020

Denise White - new arrivals!

More gorgeous watercolours from the brush of Gallery artist, Denise White. Two compositions for the Permanent Collection that feature a vibrant Irises painting and an impressionist promise of a Spring Idyll to come. Now on display....

September 11, 2020

"It's all in the Mind" Final Days

If you have been contemplating a new look for your zoom colleagues to enjoy on your walls and you are shamelessly determined to impress, now is the time to show the scope of your art collection. The Exhibition, "It's all in the Mind" closes out on Monday. Superb pieces still on display. Supplement the one page information sheet seen here on this post with the full catalogue from the Home Page. The gallery is open all thru' the weekend. Drop by. And buy!...

September 10, 2020

Sold on Sunday

Pandemic or no pandemic, the Welcome Swallow Gallery is helping people to infuse their homes with some loved-up art! ...

September 6, 2020

New Exhibition announcement

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September 4, 2020

SOLD!

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September 3, 2020

A Welcome Swallow Gallery announcement: Unveiling of the portrait of June, Lady Hillary

Following the Prime Minister's announcement that Auckland will now be at level 2.5 lock-down, with the rest of the country at level 2, the Trust Board has decided to hold this event when the country as a whole returns to alert level 1. At this point it will be safe for Auckland residents to attend gatherings of any size. Watch out for further announcements....

August 30, 2020

The art of Marise Rarere

Shimmer (18), Ink, ink pen, acrylic, pencil 380x560mm, Price $750 Sky Garden (19), Ink, ink pen, pencil, 380x560mm, Price $595 "Thankyou", Print, 250x550mm, Price $390...

August 27, 2020

From the Permanent Collection

Glenorchy is a superb watercolour that demonstrates the breath-taking artistry of Bernadette Parsons, complete with Italian framing. Since the Waikato Watercolourists exhibition in February and March, Bernadette has sold 5 major paintings at the Welcome Swallow Gallery....

August 26, 2020

Gallery Catalogues I-VII

Since May of last year the Welcome Swallow Gallery has curated seven exhibitions, each captured in a catalogue that contains details of all compositions together with an art commentary and bio of each of our artists. Proud to display in the gallery, this framed arrangement of each catalogue cover....

August 15, 2020

A Welcome Swallow Gallery: Portrait of June, Lady Hillary - DEFERRED

Following the Prime Minister's announcement that Auckland will remain at Level 3 Lock-down until 26 August, with the rest of the country at level 2, this event has been deferred until New Zealand returns to Level 1. ...

August 14, 2020

New Zealand Icons at The Welcome Swallow Gallery

Mark Sainsbury and Tom Scott will be at the June, Lady Hillary portrait unveiling on 21st August. Noted broadcaster, Mark Sainsbury will be MCing the event, while author and famous cartoonist,Tom Scott, a long time traveling companion of Sir Ed and Lady June, will provide some biographical notes regarding the 'Hillary years'.  Portrait artist Rebecca Dowman-Ngapo as well as David Reeves, Head of Collections at the Auckland Museum will also address the...

August 3, 2020

Hannah Goodwin's composition "A Deep Breath"

From the exhibition, "It's all in the Mind", the Volunteer's Choice Award, A Deep Breath, by artist Hannah Goodwin has recently been sold. A spectacular painting that has been greatly admired since the opening of the exhibition; many have coveted, one has bought it. ...

July 30, 2020

A Welcome Swallow Gallery announcement: Portrait of June, Lady Hillary

On Friday 21st August the Welcome Swallow Gallery is hosting a very special private function that marks the completion of the Sir Edmund Hillary Centenary year 2019-2020. A portrait of June, Lady Hillary by gallery artist Rebecca Dowman-Ngapo will be unveiled in the gallery in the presence of Lady June and a hundred invited guests. After being on display at the Welcome Swallow Gallery until 1st October 2020, the portrait that has been gifted to the Auckland Museum will be relocated where it will...

July 26, 2020

New in the Permanent Collection

Just arrived, at the Welcome Swallow Gallery, beautiful new watercolour from Denise White, Bantry Bay...

July 26, 2020

Marise Rarere's dazzling art

With this composition. Marise Rarere's work combines the intersecting lines extant in Piet Mondrian's, 1930 Red, Yellow an Blue, with Ellswothy Kelly's 1951 Colours for a large wall. Her artistic narrative dazzles, demanding either a concentrated eye or a larger view of canvas that with no singular point of vision, relaxes and calms. ...

July 17, 2020

Kirsty Black's Midnight Conga

Kirsty BlackMidnight CongaAcrylic on Canvas915x1222mm (Diptych)Price: $1850...

July 12, 2020

Exhibition launch takes off!

Despite a cold New Zealand winter's night, 100 avid art lovers gathered to celebrate the launch of, "It's all in the Mind" at the Welcome Swallow Gallery. CEO and Trust Chair, Dorothy Gilson noted that this was the first exhibition since the lock-down and that it was gratifying to see so many people attending. She pointed out that successful exhibitions raise funds that enable women's refuges in the Waikato to fund children's play therapy programs. Artists, Toni Kingstone, Marise Rarer...

July 10, 2020

A sneak peek at the new exhibition

Don't miss the launch, this Friday 10th July, from 5.30pm!...

July 8, 2020

It's that time again...

It just isn't right. If walls could speak they would surely comment on their unwelcome exposure to vacant stares. However, a sense of vulnerability is quickly tempered by the prospective new exhibition that is about to appear, Bring on the hangmen. By opening night Friday 10th July the gallery will be suitably dressed. Come and see us!  After-all, "It's all in the Mind"....

July 7, 2020

A mix of contemporary art and politics

As the U.S. gears up for the 2020 Presidential election, the Welcome Swallow Gallery presents an iconic and unique historic composition not previously seen in New Zealand.  As a passionate environmentalist and defender of human and animal rights, Peter Max often dedicated paintings and posters for these noteworthy causes. However, the composition presented here was for President-elect, Bill Clinton’s inauguration festivities that began on the 17th January 1993 and were completed at the sw...

July 6, 2020

Coming Together Again

As the Gallery prepares for its first full exhibition launch since last February, Dr. Dorothy Gilson, Chief Executive of the Achieving Change for Children Charitable Trust (ACCCT) and Gallery Manager sees this as a great opportunity for the arts community to reconnect. “Throughout the lockdown period the Gallery maintained its presence online and even managed to hold a great exhibition, A New Zealand Story. Since we have re-opened, we’ve had many people expressing relief that they can again ...

July 2, 2020

Catalogue Cover, "It's all in the mind."

A stunning visual feast for Hamilton East "It's all in the Mind" If you like the challenge that abstract art presents to the viewer, this is the art place be. Opening night Friday 10th July from 5.30pm. Supported by the NAR Foundation. Featured artists in this exhibition Kirsty Black Hannah Goodwin Toni Kingstone Marise Rarere Kate Wilson   ...

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