Laurie Swim Gallery

Laurie Swim Gallery, Lunenburg: Hours, Address, Laurie Swim Gallery Reviews: 5/5

Laurie Swim Gallery
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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Award-winning visual artist and author, who is nationally and internationally recognized; Laurie creates painterly works of art in fabric and thread portraying the landscapes and people of the South Shore. Visit the Laurie Swim Gallery in beautiful Old Town Lunenburg and see these beautiful works for yourself.
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780cat
Singapore, Singapore261 contributions
Not your grandmothers quilts!
Aug. 2019 • Friends
Small quilt gallery in Lunenberg. Not typical patch work but pieced works of art using multiple types of fabric etc. Art prints of works on display and previous works moderately priced. Also available: cards, works of other artists in different media, postcards and books of gallery owners art etc.
Written September 8, 2019
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Thank you for your comment. Yes, we mainly display Laurie Swim's ART QUILT here. She is an award winner, got reputation in North America. Many people come to appreciate her brilliant works.
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Brian T
London, UK3,855 contributions
A lovely little gallery with the WOW factor!
Aug. 2019
Oh My! Even if you are not a quilter, or have no general interest in the craft of quilting (such as I), you cannot help but be totally captivated by the beautiful works of art (and that’s essentially what Laurie Swim’s quilts are) which are on display in this enchanting little gallery. Laurie Swim, now in her 70s, is a Nova Scotian artist / quilter who has taken the craft of quilting to a much higher level - a spectacular art form rather than a colourful throw for your bed.

I found myself peering closely at amazing stitchings, beautiful threads and fabrics and textiles, gorgeous colour combinations, and the intricate use of tiny shells and crystals and the like, which adds another wonderful dimension to her works of art.

I’d heard about the artist via her incredible ’Hope and Survival’ memorial quilt which she created for the commemoration of the 1917 explosion which ripped Halifax apart 100 years ago, as we were exploring sites relating to this event in Halifax.

This gallery is certainly worth a visit, to see a collection of Laurie’s works at close range. There’s quite a number of her quilts on display. The assistant at the gallery was helpful, explaining Laurie’s work and giving information about her techniques and how she goes about creating her masterpieces (because that is what they are).

The gallery is free to visit; there’s a nice collection of cards and books for purchase there.

It’s located at 138 Lincoln Street in Lunenburg, towards the western end of the town. It’s a must for quilters and art lovers alike! For those with mobility impairments, note that there are some stairs up to the gallery entrance.
Written August 30, 2019
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Thank you so very much for taking the time to write such a kind review of us. Your support is greatly appreciated. And yes, Laurie has developed techniques and processes that have taken a traditional medium into a contemporary practice. We are looking forward to seeing you again!
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kam3141
Colorado springs6 contributions
Laurie Swim Gallery
Jul. 2019 • Couples
What an amazing gallery. Laurie is so talented in fiber art. I've never seen such detailed and beautiful work. Her husband was so kind to tell us Laurie's story. A must visit in a town full of galleries.
Written August 3, 2019
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Thank you so much for your kind words.
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Colleen N
Boise, ID1,077 contributions
Incredible fiber art
Jul. 2019 • Friends
Wow! The fiber art displayed here is nothing short of amazing and by far the best I've ever seen. We liked it so much we visited the gallery two times just to have more time enjoying the beautiful works.
Written July 9, 2019
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We are very glad to know that you enjoyed your visit here! Thank you and welcome back next time. :)
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Mort S
Halifax, Canada348 contributions
Incredible workmanship
Jun. 2019 • Couples
It would be impossible not to rate this type of unique art at the highest level possible. It is brilliantly conceived and executed. Inspires the imagination. We will bring our grandchildren around for a visit later in the summer to show them the level of detail and inspiration possible in this particular art form expression.
Written June 30, 2019
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Thank you very much for your compliment, Mort, yes, Laurie's work are amazing. You are more than welcome back with your grandchildren. Looking forward to seeing you here in our gallery. :)
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Lynn M
Houston, TX2,469 contributions
Simply beautiful..............................
Oct. 2018 • Solo
I had read about the Laurie Swim Gallery and put it on my "must do" list on our recent trip to Lunenburg. Her textile art work is amazing. The pieces that reflect Nova Scotia, mariner life, etc. were my favorites. She also had some interesting pieces with Braille.

I just assumed that her work was made totally by hand, but we learned that, no, it is made with machines. Regardless, it is really beautiful.

We could not afford an original piece (large or small), so we purchased 4 prints that we will have framed. We selected ones that we felt represented the "flavor" of Nova Scotia. I have included photos of the prints in my review. It should be noted that they respectively ask you not to take photos of the original artwork in the gallery unless you photo the piece with an individual standing beside the work.

It was a perfect rainy, cold day in Nova Scotia, so we spent it downtown, starting with this gallery and moving on to other stores.
Written October 25, 2018
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Thank you for your kind words and your patronage. All best wishes
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harry w
Burlington, Canada968 contributions
Beautiful works.
Sep. 2018 • Family
There were huge fabric works (quilts) which were beautiful, but at $50,000 each seemed a lot over-priced.
Written October 4, 2018
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Thanks for your comment. The values placed on the Works have been confirmed by respected professional art appraisers. Larry Goldstein, Director
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Sonia T
Nova Scotia South Shore, Canada485 contributions
Incredible talent!
Aug. 2018 • Couples
Laurie Swim's work is outstanding, the attention to detail is incredible. Do stop by and admire ....
Written August 28, 2018
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Thank you for noticing and for your kind words.
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saundersedi2r
Toronto, Canada5 contributions
A chance to see Laurie Swim's work!
Aug. 2018 • Family
This tiny gallery is well worth visiting, as it is home to several incredible works by Laurie Swim. If you haven't seen her intricate quilted art (and take a look before you scoff at the phrase) in real life, it is a must-see. Easy to combine with strolling some other nice galleries on the same street.
Written August 22, 2018
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Thank you for your kind words
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Lyndell O
Washago, Canada89 contributions
Best art in Lunenberg!
Jul. 2018
A small gallery with incredible treasures.. the Laurie Swim fabric art is better than most paintings! A must see!
Written August 5, 2018
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Thank you for your kind words
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