The Artful Four:40 Shots A Schools' Art Competition

Welcome Swallow Gallery - The Artful Four: 40 Shots
A Schools' Art Competition

The exhibition is investing in New Zealand's future artists and the future of art itself. The exhibition is resplendent with forty submissions from four local high schools. Hamilton Boys High, Hamilton Girls High, Rototuna High and Sacred Heart College. These compositions are ostensibly entered in a competition between the schools and the artists themselves.

The forty pieces display all media in the playbook. A close inspection of the curated pieces will easily distinguish the sheer youth that announces itself on every page. Vibrancy, boldness, fearlessness, brashness and many other adjectives besides, easily come to mind.

There are a number of compositional narratives that inter alia include structures, wildlife and landscapes. However, the vast majority of these pieces contain either direct or indirect references to portraiture. Exploration of self or subjects that may represent personal interest, is a standard entry point for most artists. Many of these compositions are innovative, challenging, powerful and in some cases decidedly fantastical.

13 Apr 21 - 10 May 21
Monday to Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm; Saturday 10am - 3pm; 1st and 3rd Sunday 10am - 2pm
Welcome Swallow Gallery and Gifts
378 Grey Street
Hamilton East
Ticket Info
General admission
Dorothy Gilson
07 858 3964