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Sold on Saturday!

Summer Reflections at Lake Te Koutu, by gallery artist, Kirsten McIntosh has always attracted intrigue from gallery browsers who frequently study the rich mirror images portrayed in the lake. The composition that is dominated by a rich green colour palate is interrupted by lake water that dramatically brings the blue sky and white wisps of cloud to ground level. ...

November 29, 2020

'Beevolution'

The ever popular Melissa Sharplin, 'Beevolution' framed prints have just arrived in the galley. A3 and A4 sizes, respectively $149 and $119....

November 28, 2020

Welcome Swallow Gallery to host Schools Competition

In April 2021 The Welcome Swallow Gallery will be hosting a special competition for schools in the Waikato. In addition to raising funds that support charities for children, the gallery is also committed to help the development of the art community. This includes future artists from our schools. We are excited to be opening up our wall space to provide these young artists with an established public platform. See below for further details of the upcoming competition. ...

November 27, 2020

2021

The first exhibition of the new year at the Welcome Swallow Gallery has a curated theme that aims to capture a positive post-covid narrative. The year 2020 has been challenging. Through art, the new exhibition will project new beginnings; new hope. Joy of Humanity: People & Place, is set to launch on 15h January and will run till late March. New artist to the Gallery, Juliet Roper captures the essence of the exhibition with the composition, Italia, as seen below. ...

November 26, 2020

SOLD on Saturday

The fine artistry of Wellington artist, Helen Cairney continues to delight patrons of the Welcome Swallow Gallery. The delicious composition, A Tranquil World has just been added to another private collection....

November 21, 2020

SOLD!

Painted on box canvas with several layers of acrylics and oils, this spectacular composition, Wairere Falls by Kirsten McIntosh has sold on the opening night of the F5 Exhibiting. It is a magical painting that sits alongside the substantial McIntosh portfolio of landscape paintings. ...

November 20, 2020

SOLD!

Gavin Smith's splendid composition, Old School House, Mystery Creek sold from the F5 exhibition launch. This watercolour with it's local antecedents has been admired greatly by gallery goers; no suprise that it has quickly found a home with a local art collector....

November 20, 2020

An important gallery painting enters a private collection

During the 1864 invasion of the Waikato by British troops, led by General Duncan Cameron, people of the village community of Rangiaowhia sheltered in what is now St. Paul’s Anglican Church (see photograph below). First built in 1856, the many times since renovated structure served as a shelter, from the fighting, for Maori elders, women and children (see graphic below that depicts the scene of conflict). Although the war destroyed this once flourishing farming area, east of Te Awamutu, the chu...

November 18, 2020

New Catalogues x 2

The Welcome Swallow Gallery has always sought to enable art lovers to access important information about our paintings so that enjoyment can be maximised. With this in mind, full Art Catalogues have been produced for every exhibition that has been held in the Gallery space since opening in April 2019. Seen here are the covers to the F5 refresh exhibition and the Permanent Collection. Both can be accessed as pdfs, online below....

November 17, 2020

F5 Exhibition Catalogue now available online

The gallery is pleased to be able to present the full pictorial online art catalogue for our F5 Refresh exhibition that will now run through to the first week of the New Year. A pdf of the catalogue is available for viewing, below....

November 15, 2020

SATURDAY SALES...

Helen Cairney's superb artistry continues to appeal to Welcome Swallow Gallery art lovers. Featured here are delicate representations of the Puriri moth at rest and in flight. ...

November 14, 2020

SOLD on SATURDAY

For three weekends in a row, Gallery artists Sandra Barlow's watercolours have attracted buyers from overseas and in New Zealand. The most recent sale is Te Aroha that curiously captures, as the central feature of the composition, a distant obelisk atop a range of hills. A maize crop in the foreground with farmstead nestled in the centre of the painting completes an evocative quintessential New Zealand rural setting. ...

November 14, 2020

Welcome Swallow Gallery YouTube channel launched

Alongside our Website, Facebook and Instagram platforms, we have now added our own Gallery YouTube channel. The current inventory is represented by the speeches made at the unveiling of the June, Lady Hillary Portrait on 15th October. Take a look! Surf to:https://www.youtube.com/channe......

November 13, 2020

Welcome Swallow Gallery Exhibition F5

It's encouraging to be able to attract art buyers to the point that the gallery has had to refresh a successful exhibition. Accordingly, this weekend has seen a root and branch upgrade of the exhibition with all sold pieces being replaced with new compositions. Although there is still plenty of interest in the paintings that remain, they now have new neighbours! See the quick Catalogue below for more details. Come and check it out. The Permanent Collection too, has undergone a complete revamp. M...

November 8, 2020

SOLD!

Peter Max was born in Berlin in 1937. He quickly became famous for creating ‘characteristic’ paintings and graphic prints. In parallel with Andy Warhol he became a visionary pop artist of the 1960's and an icon of dynamic neo expressionism, where his vibrant use of Fauvist colouring was typically spliced with layers of psychedelic reference points. At this time, Max represented both the artistry and the fabric of contemporary American culture. Max often dedicated paintings and posters to pol...

November 7, 2020

SOLD on SATURDAY!

First seen in the christmas in the gallery exhibition 2019, Sandra Barlow's intense study entitled, Apple Blossom has just sold. While the white tinged luxurious red blossoms in full bloom are clearly the central feature of the composition, they are augmented with several buds that are yet to fulfill their promise.  Adding to the visual impact, the leaves are allowed to intrude and spill over the faux matt board that forms the parameters of the painting.  ...

November 7, 2020

SOLD!

Gavin Smith's watercolours continue to attract an interested audience. The latest painting to find a new home, being Arrowtown. Much loved by all who have passed through the gallery since the exhibition's launch on 18th September, this composition has appealed to many visitors who are familiar with this destination. ...

November 6, 2020

SOLD!

The exquisite watercolour, Spring Idyll by Gallery artist, Denise White has just been sold from the Permanent Collection. Similar to White's composition Spring Blooms in Ohaupo that earlier sold from the Gallery, this watercolor uses a post impressionistic, Fauvist style, similar to Cezanne's work as seen in his composition, Mont Sainte-Victoire....

November 4, 2020

Welcome Swallow Gallery Exhibition - Refresh F5

The Welcome Swallow Gallery Exhibition has already sold over 50% of the paintings on display. This has caused the Gallery to return to the exhibiting artists to request new compositions. Seen here is a sneak peak of two of them. Watch out for more details coming in early November!...

October 30, 2020

SOLD!

The Rebecca Dowman-Ngapo Collection, featuring @ Welcome Swallow Gallery this October continues to attract interest - and buyers. The glorious Tui in Pink Blossom II painting that has been admired so much now has a new nesting place. Prints of this stunning piece are still available in the Gallery....

October 27, 2020

Sold on Sunday!

Sandra Barlow's work continues to attract buyers, this time from overseas (UK). Solitaire is a watercolour composition that invites self reflection and determination as the viewer contemplates the strength that can emerge from solitary experiences. The stylised 'twisted trunk' perhaps implies how solitary survival endures....

October 25, 2020

A New Look!

As the Welcome Swallow Gallery and Gifts continues to build its presence and strength in the local community and beyond, the Trustees have sought to invest in a better defined imagery that reflects our growth and confidence in serving the interests of children who face incredibly tough lives. Just as 'one swallow never made a summer', we now see many swallows that represent our determined efforts to create brighter, better futures; children are our inspiration....

October 23, 2020

SOLD!

These exceptional feathered works of art, by Helen Cairney's, Waxeyes I and Rebecca Dowman-Ngapo's, A Long Awaited Visit - Morepork Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park, have taken wing to nests anew. ...

October 16, 2020

A Day to Remember

After an initial cancellation in August due to the virus re-emergence, the portrait unveiling event finally took place on 15th October. Friends and family jockeyed for position to get the best viewing opportunity once the  portrait had been unveiled via a curtain draw by Lady June's daughters, Susan Hayman and Robyn Mulgrew. Both Tom Scott and MC Mark Sainsbury shared many stories of their wonderful memories with Lady June. The occasion also included some beautiful live music from Martin Gr...

October 15, 2020

Frances Hodgkins @ Welcome Swallow

Frances Mary Hodgkins is arguably New Zealand’s leading expatriate artist. Her works capture the spirit of an era greatly influenced by Impressionism, en plein air painting, Post-Impressionism and Fauvism - from Matisse to the German impressionists. During her time in Britain she became one of the leaders of the English avant-garde movement. She travelled extensively and evolved her style as seen here, from impressionistic watercolours to her increasingly fluid graphit...

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