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January 24, 2020

The next Catalogue from The Welcome Swallow Gallery

Full catalogue available at the Exhibition launch 14 February 2020Starts at 5.30pm. Not to be missed....

January 22, 2020

The Waikato Watercolourists Exhibition Coming Soon 14 February

There is some super art coming our way in the watercolourists exhibition. See below a preview of three pieces....

January 19, 2020

Come and see

Our Prints in the Gallery exhibits are now available for viewing starting Monday 12 January....

January 11, 2020

Fine Flint prints now on display

The special Prints in the Gallery exhibits from 12 January till 12 February contains two major prints from Sir William Russell Flint that are now on display. Left to right they are, Slipway, Devonport Shipyard and Gossipers at La Castellet. The former, painted in 1943 was bombed by the Nazi's two days after Flint had completed this composition. This print represents that last illustration of the shipyard structure....

January 9, 2020

Prints in the Gallery

From 12 January to 12 February 2020, in partnership with the Jonathon Grant Galleries in Auckland, the Welcome Swallow Gallery is featuring prints from Sir William Russell Flint together a range of popular New Zealand prints from our established Gallery artists, Rebecca Dowman-Ngapo, Toni Kingstone, Robyn Ninnes, Melissa Sharplin, Celia Allison (Cecily) and Ann Gray. ...

December 27, 2019

Trust adds new members

As our Gallery and Gifts property continues to expand its activities, the Achieving Change for Children Charitable Trust (ACCCT) has strengthened its Board by appointing Sandra Barlow with Ailene Cuthbertson joining as a new volunteer. Sandra and Ailene are local artists who have exhibited successfully in the Welcome Swallow Gallery.  As well as adding to the development of Gallery art, both new members bring valuable professional expertise.  Sandra is a New Entrant Teacher and Special...

December 9, 2019

This is what we do

We are extremely pleased that we are able to support the Waitomo/Waipa Women’s Refuge services.  The refuge runs two safe houses for women and children victims of domestic violence in the Waikato region.  The funds donated will help children, including special needs children, who require services in the form of counselling and play therapy programmes.  The funds, according to Manager Wendy Valler, have also been donated for the children to enjoy Christmas and several outings tha...

December 8, 2019

Welcome Swallow Gallery artist, Ailene Cuthbertson's YouTube tribute to local Galleries

In this video blog, Ailene features three local Galleries that are celebrating Christmas with their art. In the section that covers the Welcome Swallow, Ailene interviews Trust member, Clive Gilson about the Gallery and what it is doing to celebrate the festive season.. Take a look at this super video, here: https://youtu.be/LKuYYFNYj0I...

November 24, 2019

Launch night: christmas in the gallery

More than 175 people turned out to the opening night of christmas in the gallery. Board Chair and Chief Executive, Dorothy Gilson outlined how ongoing art exhibitions enabled the Trust to raise funds for childrens' charities in the Waikato. She also welcomed on board Enlighten Designs as the Gallery sponsor. Freeman Ehu, Sales Executive from Enlighten Designs fully endorsed the value of their partnership with the Welcome Swallow Galley and presented the Volunteers' Choice Award to Sandra Barlow ...

November 1, 2019

New Exhibition! christmas in the gallery

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October 16, 2019

Huge Huge turnout for exhibition launch night, 27 September 2019

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

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

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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