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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   ...

June 24, 2020

A New Zealand Story exhibition - last week

Till the end of the month @ the Welcome Swallow Gallery, we have superb pieces of art on display and for purchase.  For those working at the Gallery the lock-down experience, was paced by this exhibition. It became our own New Zealand Story. The photo-montage attached to this post shows four of the compositions that remain available for purchase. Last chance to come and see. ...

June 23, 2020

Fancy a dance?

The Welcome Swallow Gallery is about to open its doors to this evocative composition from Kirsty Black that echoes the strong gestural lines of Jackson Pollock's Mural painting, from 1943. This sensational piece forms part of the new exhibition, "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.  ...

June 18, 2020

Beautiful roundels from Helen Cairney

Each individually painted works of art, these roundels from the brush of Wellington artist Helen Cairney delight and attract attention in the space that they occupy. ...

June 9, 2020

Whoa! The Welcome Swallow Gallery going Abstract?

Taking a different turn, the next exhibition in the gallery embraces a very different genre where we open the imagination towards the unknown, the realm of personal insight. Abstract compositions invite multiple meanings that defy stable categorization. Situated between the work of Wassily Kadinsky and Helen Frankenthaler, Hannah Goodwin presents, Drenched in Colour; a delicious cacophony of dazzling shades that shed obvious references to tradition forms. This evocative painting is a mere c...

June 3, 2020

DB Chartered Accountants Volunteers' Choice Award Winner

We are very happy to announce that Colleen Tetley's, Karangahake Gorge has won the Volunteers' Choice Award for the current exhibition, A New Zealand Story. The Award comes with a cheque for $250 from the Award sponsor DB Chartered Accountants. Congratulations, Colleen!...

June 2, 2020

A New Zealand Story, at the exhibition launch

An artist and her work: Trish Harding...

May 23, 2020

Hanging with Pablo

A Welcome Swallow volunteer taking a break, quietly reading next to the Gallery feature, a Pablo Picasso composition, now residing in Hamilton East till end of June....

May 21, 2020

New to the Permanent Collection

These two watercolours by Bernadette Parsons are both 470x700mm, Price: $3250 each. To the left is Haast, to the right, Glenorchy....

May 20, 2020

Pablo Picasso at the Welcome Swallow Gallery

For the duration of the exhibition, A New Zealand Story, the compositions on display will have a guest alongside them. Although Picasso is primarily associated with the cubist genre, he retained a significant interest in many forms of artistic expression. He frequently applied his skills as a draughtsman to one of his great passions in life, bullfighting. Below is just such a rendition,  now in the Welcome Swallow Gallery. If you are on lunch break or find yourself strolling the pavements i...

May 11, 2020

A New Zealand Story, exhibition opening 23rd May, 10am - 4pm

While the new wonderful exhibition, A New Zealand Story has been live and online since alert level 3, we are now able to look forward to a more traditional launch that takes place in the gallery. Typically, previous exhibition opening events have attracted up to 200 people, well beyond what is anticipated under alert level 2.  Instead, we are inviting people to join us throughout the day on Saturday 23rd May. As this is not an organized group our numbers are restricted by normal social...

May 11, 2020

Ray Ching composition @ the Welcome Swallow

Currently the gallery only owns one painting. This is a superb Ray Ching composition called The Swallow & the Falling Leaf.  It represents the name of the gallery while profiling one of New Zealand's most recognized artists. The painting can be seen below with background information on Ray Ching  and this particular piece of art, in the attached pdf plate. If you would like to see more of his art with a view to purchase, the Jonathon Grant Galleries in Auckland, currently hav...

May 11, 2020

Getting ready to open again

Sanitizer, gloves, masks at the ready. It's time......

May 10, 2020

A New Zealand Story: Filming the exhibition

The Welcome Swallow Gallery has responded to the demands to create online experiences by photographing and filming the latest exhibition, making it possible to see the paintings both in situ and via video walk-through. Board member, gallery artist and noted photographer, Sandra Barlow can be seen here applying her own particular 'lens' towards the new exhibition. This is a method pioneered by Ailene Cuthbertson for the Waikato Watercolourists exhibition earlier this year. The  exhibition, A...

May 8, 2020

A New Zealand Story exhibition online

Our new exhibition, A New Zealand Story, is available for viewing online. Click on the photograph of the catalogue cover to take you there. The exhibition catalogue is also now available below....

May 3, 2020

Birthday!

The Welcome Swallow Gallery was opened a year ago today on 1st May. The aptly named opening exhibition, Celebration, brought together the artists who had prior exhibited with the Welcome Swallow before the acquisition of the adjacent unit. Six exhibitions, showing over 400 pieces of art, special exhibits of Frances Hodgkins and Rita Angus original paintings, several installations and special features later and the Gallery is ready to open again with the exhibition, A New Zealand Story....

May 1, 2020

COVID-19 Online Auction item for Women's Refuge attracts bids

To date, the online auction for the stunning composition by Bernadette Parsons, Aotea Harbour between Raglan an Kawhia, has attracted bids to $700. The auction closes on 11 May, leaving plenty of time to raise more money for the Refuges! Send in your bid to:WelcomeSwallow.nz@gmail.com...

April 30, 2020

In Memorium

Grace Forbes was a fearless and dedicated volunteer. She was a wonderful storyteller and had experienced a very rich and interesting life. Grace was dedicated, cheerful, kind and resourceful and had a wonderfully friendly disposition. Grace volunteered with Save the Children Waikato Branch for many years and received a Long Service Award from them.  When the Waikato Branch retail gift shop closed Grace continued to volunteer with Achieving Change for Children Charitable Trust’s Welcome S...

April 28, 2020

Click and Collect now available

If you have spent the last few weeks zooming in, seeing 'the lives of others' perhaps it might be time to provide new vistas for self and those who have virtually shared your own abode. The Permanent Collection April 2020 is now online for click and collect. Take a look, the catalogue can be downloaded from the link below.  If you like what you see, contact us at WelcomeSwallow.nz@gmail.com...

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