"...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 thanked all the artists for their wonderful art, the Trust volunteers and those who were attending the event. David Bluett from DB Chartered Accountants presented the Volunteers' Choice Award that went to Marilyn Rea-Menzies for her brilliant tapestry, "Extinction is Forever".