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Claudia Grutke sells out

Claudia Grutke's return to the Welcome Swallow Gallery has been rewarded with all her works being sold. These two abstract compositions challenge our sense and sensibility regarding how far 'reason' can address the complexities of the human condition. The QR code seen in Mini-Cloud II is perhaps a reminder that we are apt to search for simple solutions to our collective problems....

December 3, 2021

Gallery Commission

From time to time, the Welcome Swallow Gallery is commissioned to provide bespoke art for gallery clients. Seen here is a beautiful composition from gallery artist Kirsten McIntosh. Typically, Kirsten's landscapes work energetically from foreground through to shards of light that capture hilly contours and finally dramatic skyscape. The commission was shown in the gallery prior to being collected by the client....

December 3, 2021

SOLD!

Mana is a superb resin on acrylic roundel from gallery artist, Toni Kingstone that demonstrates her painterly craft in brilliant yet discrete swirling colours. The viewer is able to discern multiple forms and structures implicitly embedded within the composition. Now sold to a delighted local collector....

December 3, 2021

SOLD!

From the Resident Artists' Gallery (RAG), Helen Cairney's exquisite study, Kereru Alone, has quickly taken wing after a brief perch in the RAG. Helen's compositions have long found favour with Welcome Swallow Gallery art aficionados. Quite right too....

December 2, 2021

SOLD!

To a discerning local collector, Amongst Friends and From Memory, were the last two pieces from gallery artist Maggie Sullivan, in the current Ambiguity exhibition.  These wonderful impressionist compositions have drawn much admiration from gallery visitors.  ...

December 1, 2021

SOLD!

Cloudscape by gallery artist Claudia Grutke, is a quintessential representation of abstract Ambiguity that the current gallery exhibition is proud to display and sell. This has been sold to a local buyer who has purposefully chosen this piece to complement their existing collection. ...

November 30, 2021

SOLD!

First seen in the Welcome Swallow Gallery Exhibition in late 2020, Kirsten McIntosh's evocative New Zealand scene, Mai Mai at Rotoehu has been purchased by an Italian collector. This serene composition is also featured in the Welcome Swallow Gallery 2022 Calendar, for the month of August....

November 27, 2021

SOLD!

From the gallery back catalogue we are delighted to have sold Densie White's beautiful watercolour landscape, Pirongia that was originally shown in the Waikato Watercolourist's Exhibition that launched in February of last year. Denise passed away earlier this year. It is wonderful to be connected with Denise though her art, an inspirational legacy....

November 26, 2021

SOLD!

Jenni Taris's powerful Totem Woman, tells the story of all those women who have established their own great adventures. This Totem Woman is about to begin her adventures afresh now that she has left the Gallery to continue her escapades....

November 22, 2021

SOLD!

Debra Thompson has made a significant impact in her first showing at the Welcome Swallow Gallery, Ambiguity exhibition. The final piece to be sold from her collection, JFK Smokin' '63, found it's home today, to an avid collector who snapped up this powerful composition. ...

November 19, 2021

SOLD!

Selling from the 'Art for Christmas' wall, and closing out the day are these two lovely compositions from Lorraine Bailey and Sandra Barlow....

November 10, 2021

SOLD!

The composition, Marilyn Gummy Bear, by gallery artist Debra Thompson, from the Ambiguity exhibition, has been sold to a local art collector. This gloriously variegated colourful contemporary painting, ably captures the drama and fascination that the world has nurtured for Marilyn Monroe, both during her short life and in death. ...

November 10, 2021

SOLD!

Not a day in the new Resident Artists' Gallery and Kirsten McIntosh's  Auckland Sky Tower composition has been snapped up. It is a remarkable painting that appears as a photographic negative but is in fact a use of unexpected colours with many acrylic layers to build up colour and depth. Within minutes of hanging, several gallery viewers expressed strong interest in buying. Only one was able to purchase. And did so....

November 10, 2021

SOLD!

Debra Thomson's iconic composition But Ourselves, from the Ambiguity Exhibition, now sold, joins the proud gallery connection with Sir Edmund Hillary and the Hillary family. This painting is a stunning, vibrant contemporary visual feast that captures Hillary and Tenzing after their successful conquest of Everest, 29th May 1953. A year ago, the portrait of June, Lady Hillary by gallery artist, Rebecca Dowman-Ngapo, adorned the gallery walls prior to its final location in the Hillary collecti...

November 10, 2021

SOLD!

Maggie Sullivan's 'other world' composition, Observing the Observer, currently showing in the recently re-opened Ambiguity exhibition, has been sold to an Italian collector. This painting belongs to a series of work that reflects her pre-occupations with colour and quantum physics and the endless quest to answer the universal human question of life’s meaning, refracted by the global chaos and turbulence of these strange times....

November 6, 2021

SOLD!

Chosen as the Ambiguity exhibition motif, Juliet Roper's vibrant acrylic composition, Joy, has quickly kicked off gallery sales, post lockdown. The exhibition was only able to show for 2 days before the gallery had to shut down. Ambiguity will now grace the gallery through to the end of the year....

November 5, 2021

SOLD!

Hannah Goodwin's delicious and delicate mixed media composition, Between, as seen in the latest gallery exhibition, Ambiguity, has attracted much attention on social media and accordingly has now sold.  Even under lockdown conditions art is able to make a statement. Ever the case....

October 21, 2021

SOLD!

As the Welcome Swallow Gallery has had to shut its doors due to covid lockdown, one enterprising customer has decided to innovate his way out of the situation. The only legitimate solution, he said, was Time Travel. Accordingly, the four magnificent pieces by Sylvia Sinel that comprise Time Travel, has a new owner. Not sure if, where and when, we will see him again.... The Gallery wishes him well on his travels. He is the new Warrior, who will be guided by The Protector, as he navigate...

October 7, 2021

SOLD!

Tilt, is the title of Diane Scott's, composition from the Ambiguity exhibition that creates a reality distortion field around illusion, colour, light, materiality and space. The viewer is naturally attracted to this work in an effort to make sense of the ambiguous messages embedded within the spatial challenges that the artist presents....

October 3, 2021

SOLD!

Juliet Roper's composition Two of us, has attracted swift attention at the Ambiguity exhibition, selling inside the first hours of the opening of the preview day....

September 30, 2021

SOLD!

The sale of Dejin Lu's composition, Spring Wisteria & Fantails further establishes the artist's growing footprint at the Welcome Swallow Gallery. ...

September 28, 2021

SOLD!

The Welcome Swallow Gallery is proud to be the location of Sandra Barlow's City Series that explores the identity of New Zealand's five largest cities. Previously displayed and sold in the gallery, Auckland and Dunedin have now been joined by the Hamilton composition, from the Winter Bright exhibition, sold appropriately to a local collector and major supporter of the arts community. Once the Wellington and Christchurch compositions have passed through the gallery into p...

September 28, 2021

SOLD!

Dejin Lu's recent sale from the Permanent Collection to a South Island collector is another of his signature watercolour light expressive style compositions. In this case a beautiful, delicate flower study of the Peony. ...

September 24, 2021

Ambiguity, the next Welcome Swallow Gallery exhibition opening night, Friday 1st October from 5.30pm

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September 21, 2021

SOLD!

Chloe Sutherland's final composition, Flowers, in the Winter Bright exhibition has now been snapped up by a local collector. As the Peoples' Choice Award winner from the school's exhibition, The Artful Four: 40 shots, Chloe's art is clearly appreciated by a wide audience....

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