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SOLD!

Ahead of the launch of the Welcome Swallow Gallery new exhibition, Joy of Humanity: People and Place, this Friday 22nd January, the superb watercolour Matukituki Tops by Bernadette Parsons has been sold to a Wellington collection....

January 21, 2021

New Exhibition Catalogue!

The Welcome Swallow Gallery first exhibition of 2021, Joy of Humanity: People and Place is launching on Friday 22nd January from 5.30pm. Pictured below, the cover of the new Catalogue that will be available online just before the launch hour. Join us if you can!...

January 14, 2021

SOLD!

Sandra Barlow's work doesn't spend too much time in the Welcome Swallow Gallery. Another of her superb watercolour compositions, Taupiri Mountain, has just left the building....

December 21, 2020

SOLD!

Gavin Smith's Market Day in Firenze, has left the gallery into a private collection. It is a beautiful watercolour that captures the joy, energy and action of one of the centres of the cultural world....

December 21, 2020

SOLD!

Rebecca Dowman-Ngapo whose art is soon to adorn the walls of the Auckland Museum with the spectacular portrait of June Lady Hillary, has demonstrated her fine art skills with the stunning composition, Kaka in Kowhai that has quickly found a new nest. Although a fleeting resident of the Permanent Collection at the Welcome Swallow Gallery, this painting was much admired and appreciated by volunteers and visitors alike....

December 18, 2020

SOLD!

Helen Cairney our well established gallery artist from Wellington continues to attract the attention of Waikato gallery goers. Buyers too. Sold today is the exquisite Light of the Tui. ...

December 18, 2020

SOLD!

Gavin Smith's, timeless watercolour, Road to Maungatautari has just been sold to an overseas buyer in the U.S. Gavin's work is greatly admired by gallery goers, as well as those buying from overseas. ...

December 15, 2020

SOLD!

Robyn Ninnes, long associated with vibrant stylised colours and compositions that vividly capture New Zealand bird life against a backdrop of azure inspired coastal waters has once again caught the attention of a local collector. Flight of the Kereru, from the Permanent Collection has now left the gallery to settle into a new home....

December 14, 2020

SOLD!

Both Sandra Barlow and Kirsten McIntosh continue to attract collectors who are buying their compositions on a regular basis. Sandra Barlow's watercolour, Harakeke Whanau draws the viewer towards the dead calm water that contrasts sharply with the explosion of chaotic flax leaves that are accented with a range of delicious colours. Calm and chaos co-exist.  Like many of Kirsten McIntosh's oil compositions, Raglan Harbour paints a beautiful scene that invites the view...

December 14, 2020

SOLD!

Kirsten McIntosh has quickly established herself at the Welcome Swallow Gallery as a much sought after artist. Her latest oil composition to leave the Gallery, Fencourt Hills, demonstrates a clever use of yellow fleck that accents the variegated gradients of the undulating landscape. With yellow being the first colour that hits the retina, the viewer is instinctively drawn to the painting.  ...

December 11, 2020

SOLD

Winter Moon, a stunning 800mm d. acrylic and resin roundel from Toni Kingstone sold at close of day. It's that time of year. Come to the Gallery. Get it as quick as you can......

December 9, 2020

SOLD!

From the Permanent Collection, Robyn Ninnes has continued to delight Gallery goers with rich stylised studies of the iconic tui bird. The current sale, Tui Before Aotea Harbour, has just left to grace the walls of a local collector. ...

December 9, 2020

End of a Journey SOLD

First seen in the Waikato Watercolourists exhibition earlier this year, Rebecca Dowman-Ngapo's powerful composition, End of a Journey - Blackwater Rafting, Waitomo, has sold to a local collector.   The painting is bursting with energy as each member of the party hauls themselves purposefully into daylight. Like Homer’s 1934 rendering of The Cherry Pickers, each person, seen in profile only, maintains a private relationship with their immediate task environment, dedicated to carry out...

December 2, 2020

Political Art SOLD

Throughout history, the separation between art and political commentary, implicitly or even explicitly has been, at best, thin. Artists are not immune to the context within which they bring their insights and skills to bear. From Picasso's Guernica, to Banksy street murals, art plays across the contours of the central thread of life.  Featured here is a startling, powerful composition, Equals, from Welcome Swallow Gallery artist Toni Kingstone. She has responded to recent global r...

November 30, 2020

Sold on Sunday!

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 lush 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 gallery. 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. ...

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